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The Orion

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Chico State's independent student newspaper

The Orion

Cover art for the “Lives Behind the Labels” film produced by Chico locals. Courtesy of Christopher Smith.

‘Lives Behind the Labels’ fights the single story stigma

Jenna McMahon, Opinion Editor // April 3, 2024

The “Lives Behind the Labels” documentary tells the story of six — and soon to be seven — unhoused people living in Chico.  This film shows how each individual — Marcus, Debra, Christine,...

Photo by Tara Winstead: https://www.pexels.com/photo/wood-fashion-man-love-6479544/

‘Inspired by Barbie’ MONCA art competition Saturday

Ariana Powell, A&E Editor // November 10, 2023

The Museum of Northern California Art, at 900 Esplanade, will be hosting a Barbie and Ken fashion and environment designing competition on Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets to attend the "Inspired...

‘Syringe,’ 2021 by Tanja Geis. Photo taken by Katie Callahan.

Exhibition review: ‘Cumulations’ by Tanja Geis

Katie Callahan, Contributor // April 29, 2023

When I walked in for my volunteer shift at 1078 Gallery, I was unsure what the exhibition would be, as ‘Cumulations’ did not give me a lot of information on the content. Unlike the Museum of Northern...

open spacious room with white walls and light brown hardwood floors. Colorful abstract and nonobjective art hangs on the walls in a line. Three rectangular pedestals display art.

‘For the Love of Birds’ MONCA exhibition

Katie Callahan, Contributor // March 12, 2023

As a volunteer at The Museum of Northern California Art, I get firsthand knowledge of the upcoming exhibits. When I learned about the “For the Love of Birds Exhibit,” I have to admit I was a bit disappointed....

A skull rests in the middle of a metal circle with wires stretching out to the sides. Blue, green and purple colors are diffused through the sheers attached to the back of the shadow box. A small digital screen rests below the main center piece, it says and dreams begin. Medium brown wood creates the box and lights in The Naked Lounge reflect off of the boxs glass.

Zak Elstein: Artistic capsules and windows to thought

Ariana Powell, City Editor // February 22, 2023

Dramatic red lights cast a harsh shadow on a white, bleached cat skull attached to a chain above vertebrae hanging in a symmetrical manner. A crystal rests at the bottom in the middle, reflecting light,...

Some skateboards were hidden under the wall shelves. Taken by Ariana Powell, Nov. 4.

Anemone Company art show

Ariana Powell, Reporter // November 11, 2022

To the right, skate decks layered the wall at Love Skate Shop, the bright colors and graphics called out to the eyes of passersby. A display case rested a couple feet from the wall with trucks, wheels...

GSEC Coordinator Abraham Trujillo and a lineup of performers. Photo taken by Sel Hartman

Drag is for everyone

Samanta Sanchez, Reporter // November 2, 2022

Men dress up as women, women dress up as men and people who are neither dress as either.  There are so many misconceptions about drag. Most people think that drag is only for people that identify...

Outside of Sweet Chico Confections. Photo by Sam Kyes.

Downtown Chico hosts Art and Wine Walk

Sam Kyes, A&E Reporter // October 28, 2022

Downtown Chico transformed into an open art gallery on Oct. 7, as the town hosted its annual Art and Wine Walk.  Since 2015, the Art and Wine Walk has been an event where local businesses take...

Acrylic linen piece Hilby Ave, by Natalie Jenkins. Photo by Carrington Power, taken August 25

Four Wildcats display emotional vulnerability through paint brushes

Walker Hardy, Reporter // September 7, 2022

California State University Chico students have partnered with CSU’s Art History Collective for a Metamorphosis Theme. Allowing students to engage with one another, Chico State’s Art History Collective...

Barajas painting the mural in the BMU.

Honoring Chicano ancestors: An interview with Mexican muralist Javier Barajas Villanueva

Christopher Hill, Staff Writer // June 4, 2022

Hidden in a meeting room on the Bell Memorial Union’s third floor is a mural that many students have likely never seen before. Dedicated for Cinco de Mayo in 1995, the mural memorializes the struggles...

Four Figures of Michaela by Dr. Kelly Otani

Full Frontal Nudity: deconstructing sexual misconceptions of art modeling

Michaela Harris, A&E Editor // April 16, 2022

I stood in place on a platform covered in plush curtains and pillows. A space heater sent enough warmth to my chest to distract from the draft that attacked my rear.  I hold my arms in a ballet...

State of Affairs by Angelea Heartsong-Redding

The Janet Turner Print Museum pushes boundaries with printmaking

Jolie Asuncion, Multimedia Editor // March 23, 2022

Art is one of the motivators for us to think and act. One exhibition covers everything from US politics to immigration concerns to environmental and social justice. Janet Turner’s Print Museum's...

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