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Wind ensemble blows audience away

Wind ensemble blows audience away

David Kahn
April 13, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

From classical compositions to more contemporary works, Chico State's Wind Ensemble, conducted by Royce Tevis and featuring guest clarinetist Ryan Heimlich, displayed a level of incredible musical ability. The Chico State School of the Arts department of music and theatre presented the Symphonic Winds “Band-ology” performance Saturday night in Har...

Wildcats break Otters 19-game win streak

Wildcats break Otters 19-game win streak

Emerson Keenan
April 13, 2014
Filed under Softball, Sports

The Wildcats softball team held its own against the No. 4 Cal State Monterey Bay Otters splitting the two-game series by winning 5-3 and losing 3-2 in the doubleheader on Saturday, as well as not losing ground on fifth place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association standings. First baseman Desiree...

Readers, Digest: Grilled corn salad

Readers, Digest: Grilled corn salad

Christina Saschin
April 12, 2014
Filed under Features

The evenings are getting warmer, which makes it possible to cook and eat outside. Most of these ingredients can be found at the farmers market and incorporated into this recipe. You can eat this salad as a main dish or as side dish with grilled chicken or meat patties. Black-eyed peas are high in fiber,...

Diversity debated downtown

Diversity debated downtown

Nathan Lehmann
April 12, 2014
Filed under News

Chico State students gathered in the downtown plaza all-day Friday for the city's biannual Great Debate.Over 1700 Chico State students presented speeches, debates and group presentations centered around this year's theme: diversity and discrimination, said Gina Tigri, the program assistant for the debate. “The Great Debate is a way for us to e...

One-acts lingers after curtains close

One-acts lingers after curtains close

Sarah Scharf
April 11, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Chico State's School of the Arts presents the 2014 Donna Stone Breed Memorial One-Acts, titled "Turned Around."The performance consists of four one-act plays, directed and performed by talented Chico State theater students and will run 7:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday with a final show at 2 p.m. on Sunday...

Crash leaves 9 dead

Crash leaves 9 dead

Sharon Martin
April 10, 2014
Filed under News

Nine people are confirmed dead after a collision Thursday before 6 p.m. involving a tour bus, a semi truck and a white sedan occurred in Orland on Interstate 5. A tour bus carrying high school seniors from the south Los Angeles area were traveling to Humboldt County, said CHP officer Tracy Hoover....

Backstage Q&A: Students showcase directing talent

Backstage Q&A: Students showcase directing talent

Ashiah Scharaga
April 9, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Amelia Bransky and Murphy Mayer, senior theater majors at Chico State, are directing for Chico State's School of the Arts production of the 2014 Donna Stone Breed Memorial One-Acts, which run 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday with a final show at 2 p.m. on Sunday in Larry Wismer Theatre. The Orion spoke with...

Hmong heritage honored through event

Hmong heritage honored through event

Amanda Hovik
April 9, 2014
Filed under Features

The red lights on stage dimmed and an announcer wearing a headdress welcomed the audience to Monday's third annual Hmong Heritage Day: Five Reasons to Kill a Pig performance.   The event featured traditional dance using hand and body movements to tell a story, “Bollywood” themed so...

Chico State baseball pushed by pitchers

Chico State baseball pushed by pitchers

Nicholas Woodard
April 9, 2014
Filed under Sports

Here’s a number: 1.99. That’s the Chico State baseball team’s ERA, best in the league. Here’s another number: 46. That’s the number of pitches it took Brad Lohse to throw a seven-inning complete game against Cal State Stanislaus. It’s anyone’s guess as t...

Butte County strides toward fracking ban

Butte County strides toward fracking ban

Yessenia Funes
April 8, 2014
Filed under News

Tuesday marked a checkpoint for Butte County's journey to become the first California county to ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. This morning, the Butte County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 in support of a ban until the language of its prohibition is approved in early May, said Robyn DiFalco, the Butt...

Armed robbery near health center

Armed robbery near health center

Mozes Zarate
April 8, 2014
Filed under Breaking News, News

Three Chico State students were robbed at gunpoint Monday night near the Student Health Center. None of the students were injured in the incident, according to a campus-wide email. The incident occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m., according to the email. The students were heading south...

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