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Sunny Acres orchestrates Chico’s punk music scene

Sunny Acres orchestrates Chico’s punk music scene

Jackson Sawa

April 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Multimedia, Video

The couch is in the kitchen. A couch wouldn't make sense in Jac Derner's living room, it would just get in the way of the mosh pit.The only permanent furniture in the living room is a drum set, some amps and some microphone stands.Sunny Acres is an eccentric music trio based in Chico consisting of De...

César Chávez: Behind the art

César Chávez: Behind the art

Alejandra Fraga

April 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Cesar Chavez, Community, Multimedia, News, Video

Oscar Guillen, a local award-winning artist has been inspired by César Chávez throughout most of his life. Although Guillen was born in the state of Washington in 1979, and moving to Mexico shortly afterwards, he came back to the U.S. in 1991. But a part of Mexico never left him as he brought a...

Cesar Chavez Day March

Cesar Chavez Day March

Michael Fritz

April 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, Multimedia, News, Video

Members of M.E.Ch.A marched down Ivy to celebrate Cesar Chavez Day. After the march, there was a potluck at Bidwell Park where several diverse groups from Chico State mingled.  

Off The Record | Episode 1 | Trump, Binge drinking, ISIS and Religion

Off The Record | Episode 1 | Trump, Binge drinking, ISIS and Religion

March 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Multimedia, Opinion, Video

This is a revived series takes a look at what’s new in The Orion opinion section. Columnists discuss current events, local news and columns that can be found at theorion.com. This week opinion writers Nicole Henson and Roberto Fonseca talk about Trump creating distractions, binge drinking in college and religion.   Link...

Movie Review: Life

Movie Review: Life

Jared Shibuya

March 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Reviews, Video

A team of international astronauts discover a new extraterrestrial life form in the space thriller "Life," starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds. Curiosity turns to horror when the exponentially growing life form threatens the survival of the crew and life on earth.

Movie Review: Born to Be Blue

Movie Review: Born to Be Blue

Jared Shibuya

March 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Reviews, Video

"Born to Be Blue" is a 2016 biopic about the life of Chet Baker (Ethan Hawke). The film follows the tumultuous life of the jazz legend as he tries to manage his music career and drug addiction. "Born to Be Blue" has recently been made available on Itunes or Amazon video for download.

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...

Goonfest X is an opportunity for NorCal talent to shine

Goonfest X is an opportunity for NorCal talent to shine

Niyat Teferi

March 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Multimedia, Video

On March 11, the popular 1078 gallery hosted the ‘Goonfest X’ show that had the audience up on their feet. Goonfest X is a series of shows put together by promoter and artist Schwog that are held in cities in Northern California. Vallejo rapper, producer and singer Roy Ry is one artist that was...

International Women’s Day supports narrow message

International Women’s Day supports narrow message

Kyra Stemplinger

March 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, Columns, Multimedia, Opinion, Video

When I was growing up, I thought feminists were insane and that it was all overrated. Before coming to Chico State, I wouldn't have known about International Women's Day. Even if I had, I wouldn't have been one to support it. March 8 is a day to celebrate the emerging voice that women have in society....

Legos Continue Toying with Success

Legos Continue Toying with Success

Jared Shibuya

March 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Reviews, Video

What does Bruce Wayne do in his free time when he’s not defending the streets of Gotham from dastardly villains? He eats microwaved lobster thermidor and watches “Jerry Maguire,” of course. The beloved comic superhero and plastic construction toys are back with a new installment for the impressive...

Top 5 places to study off campus

Top 5 places to study off campus

Niyat Teferi

March 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Multimedia, Video

Midterm season is fast approaching and students need a quiet and peaceful place to study. With common study spots such as the library that tend to be over crowded here are the top five off-campus places to study that will help you ace your exams this semester. 1. Great Northern Coffee Great Northern Coffee...

Rocking out for civil rights

Rocking out for civil rights

Julia Maldonado

March 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Multimedia, Video

There is no better way to support women's rights than kicking back with live music and art. Fellow Chico State students and alumni put on a house show in which all benefits go towards the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. People donated whatever amount they were able to and supported local artists by buying...

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