The Orion

A snapshot into the life of a photographer

Draper smirks for self portrait.

Photo courtesy of Aaron Draper

Caitlyn Young

September 8, 2017 Chico State alumnus Aaron Draper talks about his journey through life before coming back to teach photography at Chico State. As a professional photographer, he is well-known for his project, Underexposed: a series of beautiful photographs...

Humans of Chico State

Senior media arts major, Brandon Realmonte, shares his experiences with school and the importance of creativity. Photo credit: Franky Renteria

Franky Renteria

September 29, 2016

"I've never been interested in school. Mostly because I've always felt like I wasn't meant for the classes that I was forced to take. I used to sit in the back of my classrooms in high school making beats on my laptop. I ended with a 2.6 GPA, simply for the fact that it allowed me to play sports. I ...

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