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Silence narrowly avoids overstaying welcome

Silence narrowly avoids overstaying welcome

Jared Shibuya

February 16, 2017


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Bless me, father, for I have sinned, for I must confess that Martin Scorsese's much-anticipated passion project was too long. “Silence” is an adaption of Shūsaku Endō's 1966 novel of the same name. The adaption follows Father Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Father Garupe (Adam Driver), two Portuguese...

Interview with rapper and producer Jae

Interview with rapper and producer Jae

Niyat Teferi

February 15, 2017


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San Diego based artist Jae is making moves in Chico and performed a show at the 1078 gallery last Friday. Hosted by Underhouse Music label, Jae performed alongside with rapper Calex from their collaborative EP “The Practice." The performance included songs from their project such as “Poppin”...

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.  ...

Local hip-hop artist bursting with talent

Local hip-hop artist bursting with talent

Niyat Teferi

February 7, 2017


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Conscious hip-hop artists similar to the likes of Andre 3000 and Kendrick Lamar are hard to come by. But Chico State student, and artist, Calex is a rapper born with this capacity of talent. Christian "Calex" Alexander is a fifth-year music student at Chico State with a passion for writing and making...

Abbey Road takes on Chico State

Abbey Road takes on Chico State

Anisha Brady

February 3, 2017


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Uncle Dad’s Art Collective is reintroducing The Beatles’ iconic, Abbey Road, in a brilliant new light at the Laxson Auditorium Feb. 3-4. The performance will tell the story of “The Dreamer,” a character that lulls herself into a subconscious, Alice In Wonderland-like world full of mysterious...

Group World 9 performs at 1078 Gallery

Group World 9 performs at 1078 Gallery

Carlos Gonzalez

February 2, 2017


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Members of the group World 9, Josias, Malachi the Dj, Miles Brown and Dylan Gray, took the time to talk to The Orion before their performance at the 1078 gallery Jan. 27.Carlos Gonzalez can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_arts on Twitter. ...

Chico State students march against tuition increase

Chico State students march against tuition increase

Lexi Hoedt

February 1, 2017


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Students for Quality Education organized a student protest against the proposed tuition increase. The CSU Board of Trustees will vote on the proposal at its March 21 meeting. If passed, CSU undergraduates would pay $270 more in tuition per year.   Lexi Hoedt can be reached at [email protected]

Election Expression promotes activism

Election Expression promotes activism

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

January 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Multimedia, Opinion, Video

Many people attending Chico State still felt powerful shockwaves from the recent presidential election. With an uncertain future for many of us, it was comforting to come together as a community at the Election Expressions event. During this time of political disbelief for minorities across the nation,...

Interview with Creekside

Interview with Creekside

January 31, 2017


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An interview with lead singer Grant Sanchez and bassist Ben Schlotthauer of the local band, Creekside. Carlos Gonzalez can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_arts on Twitter...

Lip Sync Showdown

Lip Sync Showdown

Miguel Orozco

December 15, 2016


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  The AS Gender and Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC) hosted the second annual Lip Sync Showdown in Selvester’s Café at Chico State. This free event was a competition for lip sync or drag performers, in which a winner was chosen by a panel of judges. Individual and group performers were all encourage...

How to destress from finals

How to destress from finals

Carin Dorghalli

December 15, 2016


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  Hammocks, massage chairs, beanbag chairs and blankets. All these resources are accessible to students for free to aid them in their attempts to de-stress from finals. Located in BMU 301, the Zen Den was created by WREC employees to be a place for students to escape from the pressures college...

Going 50 miles per hour on a piece of wood

Matthew Manfredi

December 15, 2016


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For some, hobbies may include playing video games, following sports teams or binging Netflix shows. Then there are some that enjoy racing down a winding road, swaying inches above the ground at nearly 50 miles per hour. Locally, these bold few are called the Chico Barbarian Crew. “Downhill skateboarding has taken m...

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