The Orion

YouTube Channel ‘SusDudes’ demonstrates more sides to college other than academics

Friends Ethan Serzynski and Owen Duffey share a YouTube channel focused on creating a platform where people can just laugh. Many videos on their YouTube channel feature Chico State and many of their students. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Kimberly Morales

October 13, 2019

Chico State is known for a lot of things, a beautiful campus, heavy rain, or even loud parties—but how about its appearances across YouTube?Search up “Chico State” on YouTube, and you might find the SusDudes, a YouTube channel started two years ago by Ethan Serzynski and Owen Duffrey, s...

Playlist: 11 songs from talented LGBTQ+ musicians

Kehlani is an open bisexual artist. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Refinery29)

Rayanne Painter

April 2, 2019

As a queer woman, I often relate more to music made by queer artists.I jam out to many songs made by folks outside of the LGBTQ+ community as well, but these songs and artists hold a special place in my heart. No matter what you identify as, I invite you to listen to these songs along with me and su...

Sunday Iris duo uses relationship to foster creativity

Sunday Iris consists of the couple Lisa Langley and Dave Elke. Photo credit: Tara Killoran

Grant Schmieding

October 12, 2018

Plucking a guitar grounds him in the present moment, washing him with a feeling of calm, serene creativity. Singing brings her to a happy place - giving her a sense of purpose and passion. Lisa Langley and Dave Elke, who make up the local two-part band “Sunday Iris,” use these profound feelings...

With ‘Vitality,’ Megan Wade’s art captivates viewers

Vitality, now open to the public in the BMU, shows off artist Megan Wade's work. Wade says that art “evokes something in our senses.

Grant Schmieding

October 9, 2018

Tall and slender, dressed in all black, she stands in the back of the gallery, smiling humbly. Guests begin trickling through the doors slowly—she greets many of them as they enter. People move around the room, observing the sizable collection of abstract, colorful oil paintings. Megan Wade, a s...

Chico celebrates art with a glass of wine

Wine is poured throughout Chico as many come together to enjoy some beautiful artwork. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Natalie Hanson

October 7, 2018

Laughter, jazz and the sound of glasses clinking together rang out in downtown Chico during the Art & Wine Walk Friday. Each year the Art & Wine Walk graces the downtown area for the fall season. Local businesses open their doors to celebrate local artists and musicians, offering a space for...

Chico nursing student shows his love for music

Paraic King sits in his home recording studio. Photo credit: Tara Killoran

Grant Schmieding

September 26, 2018

He takes the stage, guitar slung over his shoulder. The strap tugs on his shirt collar. “I’m gonna take my glasses off so I don’t have to look at y’all," he says. "Nothing against everyone—I just, you know, it makes me feel a little bit more at ease.” After a pause, Paraic King, a local...

Artist Talk: Chris Sollars’ DAAAM gallery

Photo credit: Jae Siqueiros

Jae Siqueiros

November 6, 2016

  San Francisco based artist Chris Sollars, opened a new exhibit entitled "DAAAM" in the University Art Gallery on Thursday. Students, staff and community members were invited to listen to Sollars talk about the new exhibit and ask questions. According to the University Art Gallery blog, "...

Sounds like team spirit: Making Chico a music destination

Photo credit: Zach Aucella

Miles Inserra

April 15, 2015

Chico thrived and will thrive again as a music hub. The small city in the middle of cornfields and almond orchards has the power to attract Grammy Award-winning artists. Don’t believe me? Check out the picture of Nirvana in the ‘90s hanging on the wall of KCSC radio headquarters. The ban...

Artist couple paints in harmony

One of Cooper's pieces. Photo credit: Shayla Ramos

Veronica Hodur

February 5, 2014

In a town like Chico, art is everywhere and connections are always being formed. In this case, two Chico State alumni make a dynamic duo in their pieces and their marriage. Looking at their artwork, Justin Cooper and Carob Bradlyn don't seem to be connected. Cooper uses oil paint and watercolor, and paints robotic figures in natural settings, while Bradlyn uses paint pens, resin and c...

Get weird with Chico’s alternative talent show

Flyer for Keep Chico Weird. Photo courtesy of Keep Chico Weird.

Maegan Webster

January 25, 2014

For a fun, funky and especially fresh Saturday night experience, head to the Keep Chico Weird Talent Show to see talented Chico residents compete for a trophy, a gift bag and an opportunity to perform at Feather Falls Casino or at the CAMMIES Awards Show.   The Chico News and Review will host the competition to showc...

A collaborative new approach to creation

A 3-D Printer turns digital designs into three dimensional shapes, like an iPhone case.Photo credit: Subina Khan

Subina Khan

January 23, 2014

The Idea Fabrication Laboratory is keeping original art alive in its own unique way by granting students and members of the Chico community the opportunity to use amazing tools to create cutting edge art. Located at 603 Orange St. — a mere four blocks away from the Chico State campus, the 6,900-s...

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