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A snapshot into the life of a photographer

A snapshot into the life of a photographer

Caitlyn Young

September 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Multimedia, Q&As, Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF18ItpDo0g&feature=youtu.be Chico State alumnus Aaron Draper talks about his journey through life before coming back to teach photography at Chico State. As a professional photographer, he is well-known for his project, Underexposed: a series of beautiful photographs...

Student chef whipping it for Chico

Student chef whipping it for Chico

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

September 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Q&As

Fourth-year Psychology student Wal Riek has big plans for his side job as a chef. This culinary arts enthusiast brought his soul food to the heart of Chico. Since the spring, Riek has been serving the students with a diverse assortment of foods for a low price, ranging around $5 per plate. His unofficial...

Upcoming fun at Summerfest of Chico

Upcoming fun at Summerfest of Chico

Alejandra Solorio

September 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Q&As

As the summer comes to a close, what better way to spend the last warm weeks than enjoying a cold beverage, live music and local food vendors? Jaime Perry, Marketing Director at Deer Creek Broadcasting, discussed the ins and outs of the 2017 Summerfest Chico in the following Q&A:What is Summerfest...

The woman behind the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry

The woman behind the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry

Caitlyn Young

August 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

In 2011, Admin Analyst / Specialist Kathleen Moroney sat at her desk in the Chico State Student Affairs office. When the phone rang, she had no idea that this call would soon change thousands of students' lives. A fellow faculty member called who was worried about one of the students in their class. Th...

Tin$ley Talk

Tin$ley Talk

Jordan Rodrigues

May 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

Sound changes as an artist grows into his own style. This week I got to sit and talk with Reed “Tinsley” Holderman. "Tinsley" is one of the front-runners for putting out consistent quality music in Chico. He puts on for his city in most of his music, using creative word play that will make...

Eclectic artist redefines musical recipes

Eclectic artist redefines musical recipes

Jordan Rodrigues

May 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

"Fibbonacci Sunset" manages to combine all the elements around him into lucid beats that give off a very earthy natural feel, yet his music has characteristics that will make your hair rise. The Orion had a chance to sit down with Mr. Sunset himself to discuss his eclectic musical style.What's your name? R...

Matty Aston releases new sound

Matty Aston releases new sound

Natasha Doron

May 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Q&As, Video

Matty Aston is an upcoming rapper from the Bay Area performing in Chico with hopes to expand to rest of the West Coast. He has opened for "Nef the Pharaoh," "Show Banga" and "Yung Pinch." He also successfully hypes up crowds for the show with his songs "Bay Sh*t," "Another One" and "House Party" featuring...

Q&A: Madi Sipes and the Painted Blue

Q&A: Madi Sipes and the Painted Blue

Anisha Brady

April 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

People have been raving about Madi Sipes and the Painted Blue who finally graced Chico with their musical presence this past weekend for a house show and So Far Sounds event. The band, comprised of Madi Sipes, Nick Cunningham and Caleb Koehn, sat down with The Orion to talk about their influences an...

Chico Bread Guild gathers over gluten

Chico Bread Guild gathers over gluten

Jordan Rodrigues

April 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Q&As

Jordan Vogel of the Chico Bread Guild and Tin Roof Bakery and Café sat down with The Orion to talk all things bread, Chico Bread Festival and baking puns.What exactly is the Bread Guild, and how did it come to be?The Chico Bread Guild is a group of talented bakers that came together to educate our ...

Q&A with Show Banga

Q&A with Show Banga

Niyat Teferi and Natasha Doron

April 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

For the last several years, rapper "Show Banga" has made a name for himself in the Bay Area and West coast music scene. The San Francisco native has made multiple hits and collaborated with big names like "E-40," "Sage the Gemini" and "Iamsu!." With three solo projects and more than 25 singles under hi...

Chasing dreams after clocking off

Chasing dreams after clocking off

Jordan Rodrigues

March 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Q&As, Video

The glaring downside to being a creative is the day job. After a long workday, a lyricist comes home. Exhausted. Then begins the real work: music. Daevon Brown, also known as Osho, is a 21-year-old local recording artist that creates lucid feelings through different melodies that he layers over his...

Q&A with local musician DJ WiggyBeats

Q&A with local musician DJ WiggyBeats

February 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Q&As, Video

Joe “WiggyBeats” Wiggins is heating up the airways at the on campus radio station KCSC. The fourth-year music major is the host of his own show “Electronic Power 2.0” Wednesday nights and has big plans for the future. Wiggins sits down with me to talk about his current work as a stage ligh...

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