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Songwriters and orchestra make ‘Big Sound’ in the Big Room

Songwriters and orchestra make ‘Big Sound’ in the Big Room

September 19, 2017


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For fans of live music and abundant local talent, Uncle Dad’s Art Collective are putting on their third annual Small Town Big Sound showcase on Monday and Tuesday. The show is a collaborative spotlight on 14 local songwriters and their original works, each carefully selected and accompanie...

Chico United protesters march against Trump policies

Chico United protesters march against Trump policies

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 14, 2017


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Isaac Ramsour can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter.  ...

Chico gets weird at 1078 art show

Chico gets weird at 1078 art show

Jordan Rodrigues

February 2, 2017


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The 1078 Gallery in downtown Chico was the venue for this year's Keep Chico Weird art show. This show had art pieces ranging from realism to surrealism, jello sculptures to clay and ceramics. A lot of the work didn't seem weird at all. There were a lot of pieces that spoke a million words with their...

Students showcase their love for high fashion

Students showcase their love for high fashion

Franky Renteria

November 14, 2016


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This is a gallery of four young men wearing high fashion clothing and their explanations on why they do so. Name: Edoardo Bassi Major: Finance Graduating: May 2018 "I bought these clothes because they are fairly formal but at the same time they are different, have their own style. I dress...

Humans of Chico State

Humans of Chico State

Franky Renteria

November 13, 2016


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Pablo Amaral Major: Management Informational Systems Year of Graduation: Spring 2017 "If I would paint my perfect life, I would start with finishing school first most. I think it is a very important thing to myself and mostly my mother to do. Next, I would find a career that I am passionate...

The journey of an artist: Q&A with David Garlin Mcmillian

The journey of an artist: Q&A with David Garlin Mcmillian

Matthew Manfredi

November 8, 2016


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On a quiet Friday afternoon, a living room in a house on Chestnut Street is dimly lit. As Bob Ross talks softly on Netflix, David Garlin Mcmillian hunches over a light box, a device illuminating a piece of his artwork, over a poem his girlfriend wrote. In this effort of artistic collaboration, he...

The Chico Parade of Lights: a Chico tradition

The Chico Parade of Lights: a Chico tradition

Jordan Rodrigues

October 24, 2016


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The 27th annual Chico Parade of Lights has been a Chico tradition since the early 1900s. The parade has evolved from high school seniors being invited to view the Chico Normal School campus, building special displays to depict the heritage of the campus within the community to the event it is today....

Frankie Boots and The County Line get folky at Argus

Frankie Boots and The County Line get folky at Argus

Jae Siqueiros

October 3, 2016


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Bay Area folk group, Frankie Boots and the County Line wowed their audience at Argus Bar + Patio on Wednesday night. The song themes ranged from the end of the world to living on Geary Street in San Francisco. The three man band's fancy banjo riffs and tight bass rhythms made just the right notes...

1078 Gallery celebrates its 35th year

1078 Gallery celebrates its 35th year

Miguel Orozco

October 2, 2016


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The 1078 Gallery's 35 and Alive event was a celebration of its 35 years of being open and the people who made it what it is today. Each piece of art came from someone who helped orchestrate the opening of the local art venue since the 80's and 90's. This local venue is run by various artists that...

Locals inspired by diverse decades

Locals inspired by diverse decades

Franky Renteria

September 20, 2016


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    The Orion asked six individuals to choose a style that represented their favorite decade.

Cat’s with tats

Cat’s with tats

Franky Renteria

September 14, 2016


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      Cat’s with tats is a series sharing the stories of Wildcat’s tattoos and their significance. Featured in this project are seniors Danny Chaparro, Jordan Ramil and Travis Haverland. Frank Renteria can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_arts on Twitter....

What 5 items would you keep?

What 5 items would you keep?

Franky Renteria

September 1, 2016


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          If you could only keep five possessions, what would they be and why?

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