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Chico nursing student shows his love for music

Chico nursing student shows his love for music

Grant Schmieding

September 26, 2018


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He takes the stage, guitar slung over his shoulder. The strap tugs on his shirt collar. “I’m gonna take my glasses off so I don’t have to look at y’all," he says. "Nothing against everyone—I just, you know, it makes me feel a little bit more at ease.” After a pause, Paraic King, a local...

Podcast: Modern sitcoms look to the past, from ‘Friends’ to ‘New Girl’

Podcast: Modern sitcoms look to the past, from ‘Friends’ to ‘New Girl’

Natalie Hanson

September 23, 2018


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You know them, you love them or sometimes you hate them and we're talking about them. In this week's podcast, we tackle sitcoms in past and present entertainment, and how these types of shows have evolved. From "Roseanne," "Seinfeld" and "Friends," to "The Office," "Parks and Recreation" and "New Girl...

Alondra Enriquez incorporates different themes in her artwork

Alondra Enriquez incorporates different themes in her artwork

Hannah Yeager

May 2, 2018


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Alondra Enriquez is a junior at Chico State and a diverse artist. She finds that there are two sides to understanding and relating to art and when creating her pieces, she tries to appeal to the vast majority of each group. Enriquez considers herself diverse because she doesn't stick to one theme or...

Artist of the week Tara Killoran loves the process of creating and hot dogs

Artist of the week Tara Killoran loves the process of creating and hot dogs

Mitchell Kret

April 17, 2018


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Tara Killoran is a sophomore graphic design major with a very non-traditional viewpoint. She creates art for the sake of creating something real rather than to appeal to expectations she considers pretentious. Killoran finds inspiration from social media and has a lifelong dream of being friends with ra...

Artist of the Week: Marie Fox

Artist of the Week: Marie Fox

Mitchell Kret

April 11, 2018


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Marie Fox is a fourth-year fine arts and art education major who incorporates fabrics, stitching and especially family memories into the drawing skills she learned through her memory-rich childhood. The 25 year old plans to start her teaching credentials program after finishing her Bachelor of Fine Ar...

Student brings Costa Rican influenced sounds to Chico

Student brings Costa Rican influenced sounds to Chico

Mitchell Kret

March 29, 2018


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Alexis Green is a music student at Chico State. Green picked up playing the keyboard while she was in Costa Rica and has brought her sound inspirations pack to the states. Once other people started noticing her unique talents she began to produce more music for public audiences. Who are you? Who am I? I’m not ...

Printmaker finds inspiration in small rocks, emotions and strangers

Printmaker finds inspiration in small rocks, emotions and strangers

Mitchell Kret

March 6, 2018


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Marisa Sergovia is a third-year printmaking student with a passion for art education and studio arts. She hopes to one day teach art and encourage students to pursue anything that makes them happy. Q: Who are you? A: I think I’m a human, this is the start of my third year here as a transfer st...

Artist of the week: Hayden Duncan

Artist of the week: Hayden Duncan

Nicole Henson and Mitchell Kret

February 28, 2018


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How did you get started?I went to a bunch of EDM music festivals when I was 18, around 2012 or 2013, when the EDM bubble was kinda at its biggest, and I went to a few festivals and thought “this is pretty cool,” and the music didn’t seem that hard to make, little did I know. I was li...

Artist of the week: Martin Townsend

Artist of the week: Martin Townsend

February 13, 2018


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“Art is a conversation that’s had when people look at it, absorb it and process it,” said Martin Townsend, a local artist. “They can then turn to another person and say ‘yeah’ or ‘nah, not feeling it,’ and there is a discussion where everyone’s viewpoint is valid.” Townsend aspires...

STRFKR and Reptaliens take over the Senator Theatre

STRFKR and Reptaliens take over the Senator Theatre

January 24, 2018


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Nicole Henson and Sean Martens can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_arts on Twitter.

KLEZ talks influences, inspiration and recent Swedish tour

KLEZ talks influences, inspiration and recent Swedish tour

Alejandra Solorio

October 11, 2017


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Through tightly gripped hands, John Klezmer firmly grasps the handle of his guitar case. His untimely appearance with guitar in hand and belongings secured in a backpack almost carries the same amount of weight as the stories he's carried with him. From Chico to Sweden and back, this is the story of...

Inside Chico State’s up-and-coming Latino reggaeton artist: Chuma

Inside Chico State’s up-and-coming Latino reggaeton artist: Chuma

Alejandra Solorio

September 27, 2017


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The moment after he crafted his first song, he realized his potential. He couldn’t sleep, couldn’t eat and, most definitely, couldn't stop creating music. This is Chuma. Christopher "Chuma" Zamora didn't always think he'd be a singer. It wasn't until he entered college that he'd consider being a...

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