The Orion

The O-Face: Q&A with sex shop manager

Michael Karp
February 23, 2014
Filed under Features

The Orion sat down with Rebekah Higgins, manager and six-year employee of Playtime 4 You, a local adult shop, for a humorous and insightful interview. The Orion: How did you start working here?Higgins: I was already working on my degree in psychology. So I was like, human sexuality is the perfect lead-in to...

Common phrases carry hidden meaning

Kevin Crittenden
February 22, 2014
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

There are many odd features of the English language and idioms are just one. Idioms are phrases that contain a hidden meaning and many of them have outlived the circumstances within which they were produced. Nonetheless they persist in language for their effectiveness. And yet sometimes they seem c...

Wild comedy brings late-night laughter to campus

Wild comedy brings late-night laughter to campus

David Kahn
February 22, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

"What did the father buffalo say to the younger buffalo?" said Deanna Jarquin, charismatic co-host for the event. "Bison!" With this delightfully groan-inducing pun, the evening's activities were underway. Chico State's Cross-Cultural Leadership Center hosted Wild Cat'N Out Friday evening in Selvester 100. Theshow, based on ...

Drunk man takes imaginary firefight to Empire Coffee

Drunk man takes imaginary firefight to Empire Coffee

Nathan Lehmann
February 21, 2014
Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 20Chico Police: 6:23 a.m.: Suspicious subject on Lombard Ln. “Unknown subject is in reporting party’s vehicle, reporting party believes subject was sleeping in it. Subject is now out of the vehicle and at reporting party’s front door. Subject just asked reporting party for a b...

‘Cats dominate in series opener

‘Cats dominate in series opener

Ryan Grady
February 21, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Sports

  The Chico State baseball team cruised past Academy of the Arts Friday 8-2 on a warm day at Nettleton Stadium. Starting pitcher Nick Baker set the tone by throwing six and two-thirds scoreless innings. Baker struck out six and walked only one. The win now puts Baker at a 2-1 for the season. ...

Audio Engineering Society raises money during a night of rockin’ music

Audio Engineering Society raises money during a night of rockin’ music

Michael Quiring
February 21, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Gazing around the room, there was a sense of good vibes pulsating in the atmosphere as live music blared from the speakers and attendees danced in support of a good cause.The Chico State Audio Engineering Society, put on quite an interesting fundraiser Thursday night at the 1078 Gallery that featured performances from local band Dear Misguided and the music collective group fro...

Spoken word stuns, inspires student audience

Spoken word stuns, inspires student audience

Ashiah Scharaga
February 21, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Spoken word artist Suzi Q. Smith leaned into the mic on Thursday night at the UHUB stage and a quiet, luscious melody filled the room. A silent audience listened intently. Emotion seeped into each note Smith sang, making them sweeter than pancakes saturated by hot syrup. Smith sang and recited poems th...

Shorter winter break controversial

Shorter winter break controversial

Madison Holmes
February 20, 2014
Filed under News

Chico State cut one week off winter break this year, giving less time for winter intersession studies and confusing students with their spring class schedules. Winter break is typically five weeks long. This year it was was four weeks long so that spring graduation wouldn't fall on the same weekend as Memo...

Symposium celebrates student composers, 10th anniversary

Symposium celebrates student composers, 10th anniversary

Maegan Webster
February 20, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico State students and community members are welcome to attend the annual "New Music Symposium" held in Alfred Loeffler's honor for free during its three-day showcase of events highlighting contemporary music. The Symposium will kick-off with the Student Composers Concert on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m., followed by a pe...

Women’s golf squad finishes third in Texas tourney

Women’s golf squad finishes third in Texas tourney

Jordyn Provence
February 19, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Wildcat women’s golf momentum continues as they start off the 2013-2014 spring. The team ended the St. Mary's Lady Rattler Invitational in San Antonio, Texas in the final round with a collective 20-over par 308 Tuesday, which allowed them to work their way up to a third place finish in the 36-hole play car...

Vocal jazz quartet to groove at Laxson Auditorium

Vocal jazz quartet to groove at Laxson Auditorium

David Kahn
February 19, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances presents The Manhattan Transfer, a distinguished vocal quartet known for their impressive array of styles, including: jazz, pop, doo-wop, soul and "vocalese," a style incorporating instrumental jazz pieces that have been refreshed and given vocals.The album "Vocalese" gained a remarkable 12 Gram...

Men’s basketball team break starting record

Men’s basketball team break starting record

Lee Masten
February 19, 2014
Filed under Sports

After a convincing 71-57 defeat over San Francisco State on Feb. 1, the Chico State men’s basketball team repeated history, playing its best start since 1941. The Wildcats tied its best starting record through 18 games by going 14-4. For the 2014 Wildcats, 10 of those wins came from within the...

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