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Podcast: Why is modern pop music so stale?

Podcast: Why is modern pop music so stale?

Natalie Hanson, Alex Coba, Ulises Duenas, and Grant Schmieding

November 4, 2018


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Pop music itself is not inherently bad, so why does it have such a bad reputation these days? In our latest podcast, we sat down to discuss the evolution of modern pop music (or lack of evolution) and how it got to where it currently is today. Tackling the state of contemporary popular music is no sm...

Podcast: The Raiders are not a good football team

Andrew Baumgartner and Ricardo Tovar

November 2, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Sports

Another episode of the Wildcat Rumble is here. Andrew and Ricardo are back and as usual the NFL is a key talking point as the duo selects their games of the week. With the conclusion of the World Series, we say goodbye to baseball, but look forward to the off-season. Be sure to listen t...

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Dominique Wood

November 1, 2018


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$aint recites a poem at the "Love Is" Acoustic showcase, check out the article in this week's paper for more about the showcase and other performers.

‘Red Dead II’ presents a world you’ll never want to leave

‘Red Dead II’ presents a world you’ll never want to leave

Ulises Duenas

November 1, 2018


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The wait is finally over. "Red Dead Redemption II" is here and everyone has been digging into it, to their heart's content. A game this big is bound to have some problems. While it definitely is not without its flaws, it's already proven to be one of the best open-world games ever made.The amount of de...

A body, a corn maze and a magic bartender on The Orion’s newscast Oct. 31

A body, a corn maze and a magic bartender on The Orion’s newscast Oct. 31

Alex Grant

October 31, 2018


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On this week's newscast, the report of a body found on campus is described, the arts team explores a local corn maze and a magic bartender is featured. Multiple gunshots were reported near Chico State's Acker Gym Saturday (0:08) Body found at Kendall Hall, police investigation ongoing (0:29) Local supporters of the #WeWontBeEra...

Country Pumpkins offers one of the largest corn mazes near Chico for Halloween

Country Pumpkins offers one of the largest corn mazes near Chico for Halloween

Natalie Hanson, Ulises Duenas, Grant Schmieding, and Alex Coba

October 30, 2018


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One of the local traditions during the Halloween season, in Chico, is taking a trip to your nearest corn maze. The maze, offered by Country Pumpkins in Orland, located off of Highway 32, is perhaps the largest you'll find nearby. It offers a different, large and complex maze each year and scary ghouls an...

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Olyvia Simpson

October 30, 2018


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Stacy Lazzarino and her daughter are illuminated by the eerie blue light while shooting zombies at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds Sunday night.

Podcast: The WWE is fun and progressive

Podcast: The WWE is fun and progressive

Andrew Baumgartner, Ricardo Tovar, and Ulises Duenas

October 29, 2018


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The Wildcat Rumble is back with a special episode and a special guest. This special episode comes on the heels of the WWE's most recent pay-per-view, this one consisting of women-only matches. The special guest for this special episode is Ulises Duenas from The Orion's arts and entertainment section. John Cena was not seen d...

Playlist: Beyond ‘Monster Mash,’ our favorite Halloween picks for the season

Playlist: Beyond ‘Monster Mash,’ our favorite Halloween picks for the season

Ulises Duenas, Natalie Hanson, Grant Schmieding, and Alex Coba

October 29, 2018


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While Halloween songs have never reached the level of cultural oversaturation as the Christmas genre, there's more to listen to to get in the mood for the season than the usual tracks you'll hear at any party down the block this October. Spooky season requires a little more variety, and we're here to...

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Olyvia Simpson

October 28, 2018


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Aryanna Guitron feeds leaves to a friendly goat at TJ Farms Estates. Guitron went with friends from the group Christian Challenge to pick out a pumpkin for Halloween.

Podcast: What makes our favorite horror video games work

Podcast: What makes our favorite horror video games work

Alex Coba, Ulises Duenas, Natalie Hanson, and Grant Schmieding

October 28, 2018


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Halloween is almost here and we're ready for new games of the season, with another podcast this week as we discuss our favorite scary video games. As video games progress rapidly through improving technology and increasing possibilities, horror games have been some of the most lucrative offerings in the me...

On This Day: ‘1999’ brings Prince to a wider audience

On This Day: ‘1999’ brings Prince to a wider audience

Natalie Hanson

October 27, 2018


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Prince left his mark on pop and won international fame with this album in 1982. Influencing '80s pop with its electrofunk sound, this album drips with style and sex appeal and could leave you wishing it was 1982 again.This was Prince's fifth album and his first to feature the band Revolution. Heavy on ...

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