The Orion

Growing up in the Bay Area, Melissa is adapting to the quieter life in Chico by exploring new swim spots with new friends and enjoying scenic drives in the mountains. Drawing, writing and driving are among Melissa’s favorite activities when not at work or school. In an attempt to have a slightly more stable career, Melissa majored in journalism and kept art as a minor. The Orion gives her the opportunity to enjoy both lifestyles while being an illustrator and an arts and entertainment reporter where she can meet fellow artists and enjoy the perks of a free concert.

Melissa Joseph

Dec 11, 2020
9 Easy steps to screen print at home (Story/Media)
Dec 10, 2020
An audiophile’s relationship with vinyl and only vinyl (Story/Media)
Nov 30, 2020
The deceiving reality of an abusive relationship (Story/Media)
Nov 19, 2020
The never ending possibility of becoming my mother (Story/Media)
Oct 30, 2020
Simien’s sophomore project ‘Bad Hair’ leaves us in tangles (Media)
Oct 29, 2020
Gorillaz’s ‘Song Machine’ is the perfect summer playlist—in the middle of October (Media)
Oct 21, 2020
Open Mike Eagle is in a slump, but his music isn’t (Media)
Oct 12, 2020
Vice presidential debate returns surprising maturity to the podium (Media)
Oct 09, 2020
Five gloomy songs to wallow to while it rains in the North State (Media)
Oct 08, 2020
‘Savage Mode II’ lost focus on the original concept, and that isn’t a bad thing. (Media)
Sep 04, 2020
Taking an art class in the midst of a pandemic (Story)
May 06, 2020
Student musicians and employees of SOTA continue to struggle with quarantine (Story)
Apr 24, 2020
COVID-19 Cases Rise Slowly in NorCal (Story)
Apr 08, 2020
Don’t be scared of scary movies (Media)
Apr 02, 2020
How to stay connected with friends amidst the pandemic (Media)
Apr 01, 2020
Featured Artist: William Bays explores the depths of art and mental health (Story)
Mar 12, 2020
Jimmie Vaughan delivers a whirlwind performance in the Big Room (Story)
Feb 28, 2020
Movie Playlist: Leading Ladies You Will Love (Media)
Feb 27, 2020
Luke Sweeney’s Peace Meal Group serenades their ‘hometown’ (Story)
Feb 26, 2020
Carlos Mencia screams out for a dynamic comedy night (Story)
Feb 24, 2020
Playlist: The perfect study vibes (Media)
Feb 19, 2020
Vagina Monologues offers an unapologetic narrative for the women of Chico (Story)
Feb 12, 2020
Chico State celebrates black gospel for Black History Month (Story)
Feb 12, 2020
Local photographer showcases photo book recalling the Camp Fire (Story)
Feb 01, 2020
“Renaissanced” : Echoes in the printmaking world (Story)
Dec 09, 2019
‘A Very Chico Nutcracker’ delivers on holiday cheer (Story)
Dec 09, 2019
Playlist: Simpin’ in the Rain (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
Young Republicans and protestors clash, three criminal charges filed (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
A Tuba to Cuba brings a sax to Laxson (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
Resilience through knitting: Camp Fire survivor gave out over 1,000 beanies during tragedy (Story)
Nov 13, 2019
In times of pain, joy finds a way (Story)
Nov 12, 2019
Paradise stands together through church efforts (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
Birds of Paradise offer peace to still-reeling Chico (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
Paradise Symphony Orchestra offers a ‘new world’ to the town of Paradise (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
‘Fire in Paradise’: how one Chico State professor helped tell our story (Story)
Oct 23, 2019
A museum without walls: An expeditionist’s tale of Antarctica (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
Talking dirty: the fundamentals of a good time (Story)
Oct 15, 2019
Vinyl to the people, for the people, by the people (Story)
Oct 14, 2019
10 years of playing hard at the WREC (Story)
Oct 13, 2019
Legends Charlie Musselwhite and Elvin Bishop show Chico where blues really began (Story)
Oct 06, 2019
O-face: Antidepressants might be affecting your sex drive but nobody is talking about it (Story)
Oct 02, 2019
Tig Notaro clowns on Chico State (Story)
Oct 01, 2019
Best and worst public spots to hook up around chico (Story)
Sep 23, 2019
Chico drag queens throw most glamourous birthday party of the year (Story)
Sep 23, 2019
Mountain Maidu woven basket gallery displays four generations of local native culture (Story)
Sep 22, 2019
Mountain Maidu woven basket gallery displays four generations of local native culture (Story)
Sep 17, 2019
‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ and so is my heart (Story)
Sep 16, 2019
Fair brought opportunities to support the disabled community (Story)
Sep 13, 2019
A fetish is not an excuse to sexualize LGBTQ people (Story)
Sep 10, 2019
Soloists perform lauded classical pieces (Story)
Sep 03, 2019
O-Face: Getting real about safe casual sex (Story)
Aug 27, 2019
‘The Future is Now’ gives young LGBTQ artists a platform (Story)
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Melissa Joseph