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  • The student Health Center is located on the intersection of Ivy and Legion. Photo by Jason Halley. Taken May 1, 2023.

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    Chico State warns of potential tuberculosis case on campus

  • New lounge bar servicing exclusive menu and new cocktails in Rawbar’s remodeled extension. Taken by Alina Babajko on April 14.

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    The Rawbar reinvented: classy and oceanic

  • Chico State students bury the 2023 time capsule in front of Kendall Hall. Courtesy: Andrew Staples

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    Chico State’s annual Time Capsule Ceremony to take place on April 23

  • Jan. 26, 2005 printed issue of The Orion with the headline “Drinking nearly cost pledge’s life.” The article discusses investigations of Chico State’s Sigma Chi fraternity after a pledge nearly died from alcohol consumption. Accessed through The Orion Archives on April 13.

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    Chico State’s hazing history: pledge deaths, alcohol poisoning and more

  • “Flaming Wedgee,” controlled by Heather Vo, melting “Drone,” a lightweight flying robot, in an early fight. Taken by Nathan Chiochios on April 13.

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    ‘Flamethrowers allowed’ at Chico State’s first Robotronica

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The Queens Cartoonists. Photo credit: Lauren Desberg, Chico Performances

From Popeye to Bugs Bunny, Queen’s Cartoonist rock Laxson

Noah Herbst, Copy Editor // February 10, 2022

The Queen’s Cartoonists performed at Laxson Auditorium on Feb. 3. The jazz sextet’s set consisted of original material and scores to classic cartoons, like Looney Tunes and Betty Boop, that played...

Animation Chico Film Festival provides festival guides and pins to guests at the contestant check-in station. Photo credit: Grant Schmieding

Animation Chico captivates with contest

Grant Schmieding // December 10, 2018

The lights darkened and the door shut. Spectators gazed forward at the bright screen in the small theater. Broken only by pangs of laughter and applause, the room felt still as each short film gave the...

Sam, Nicole Martinez, Shannon Hanson, and Marissa Winslow create storyboards for their animation. Photo credit: Tara Killoran

Animation Jam competition is a 24-hour test of skill and endurance

Ulises Duenas // October 8, 2018

The annual Computer Animation and Game Development Animation Jam means different things to different students. For some, it's the toughest test for animation and storytelling that they're going to get....

Chihiro and the spirit No-Face make a journey in Spirited Away. Image from IMDB.

Miyazaki film showings bring awareness of anime to Chico

Natalie Hanson and Ulises Duenas // October 7, 2018

Got any plans for Halloween yet? If you're fresh out of ideas, since Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, "Spirited Away" is playing at your local movie theater that night.If you haven't been to one...

Elfo (left) Bean (middle) and Luci (right) prepare for combat. Image courtesy of IMDB.

‘Disenchantment’ can’t enchant its viewers

Ulises Duenas // August 27, 2018

Matt Groening is back with a new show called "Disenchantment," an animated comedy set in a fantasy world. Although it has the distinct style that Groening's shows are known for, it lacks the charm and...

Josh Funk with the star of his next stop motion film, an as-of-now unnamed monster. Photo credit: Ernesto Rivera

Alumnus light speeds into space in new stop-motion film

Ernesto Rivera // May 6, 2014
Josh Funk's next stop motion film, where a man flies into space and battles an alien monster, is currently in production.
Mark Pullyblank, film animation instructor, works on a rig for an animation with Devon Mc Mindes, a senior applied computer graphics student. Photo credit: Matthew Vacca

Professor animated for ‘The Hobbit’ productions

Risa Johnson // March 9, 2014
A Chico State professor has worked on animating a variety of Hollywood films, most recently "The Hobbit."
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