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In times of pain, joy finds a way

In times of pain, joy finds a way

Melissa Joseph

November 13, 2019

Goosebumps arose as the Butte County Scottish Society Pipes and Drums marched down the aisles of the Paradise Performing Arts Center playing “When the Battle is Over” to a mass of Camp Fire survivors. On Sunday afternoon PPAC held “Joy Will Find a Way,” an event focused on spot...

Queer Week movie discusses conversion therapy

Queer Week movie discusses conversion therapy

Emily Neria

October 14, 2019

The Hub at Chico State hosted a viewing of "Boy Erased" on Tuesday for Queer Week. The showing was followed by a discussion with representatives from Catalyst Domestic Violence Services and Stonewall Alliance Center.The movie is about Jared Eamons, a gay college student whose father is a preacher. Whe...

Angel Olsen writes a masterpiece with ‘All Mirrors’

Angel Olsen writes a masterpiece with ‘All Mirrors’

Kati Morris

October 14, 2019

Angel Olsen’s music has always been confessional. Whether she writes twangy, Americana style folk like on her 2014 debut album "Burn Your Fire for No Witness" or venturing into straight-up jukebox rock ‘n’ roll, like on her 2016 album "MY WOMAN".On her fourth studio album, Olsen tak...

Chico State student exhibits art for ‘The Last Generation’

Chico State student exhibits art for ‘The Last Generation’

Emily Neria

October 9, 2019

Chico State art major, Rafael Orti Garcia, welcomed guests to his art exhibit titled "The Last Generation" in a reception on the third floor of the BMU Thursday afternoon. The exhibit featured artwork primarily done in ink and charcoal. Each piece depicted eclectic scenes of machinery, wildlife, and ruin,...

‘The Vagina Monologues’ spreads crucial messages about womanhood

‘The Vagina Monologues’ spreads crucial messages about womanhood

Rayanne Painter

February 18, 2019

There are few shows presented at Chico State that begin with cast members encouraging the audience to shout synonyms of “vagina” at the start of each performance.The Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition and local acting talent hosted their annual performance of Eve Ensler’s “Th...

Chico artists successfully revamp Madonna smash hits

Chico artists successfully revamp Madonna smash hits

Rayanne Painter

January 30, 2019

The sass of Madonna and the raw talent of Uncle Dad’s Art Collective joined forces for a fiery opening night. Filled with all of Madonna’s classic hits from “Material Girl” to “Like a Prayer,” musicians, vocalists and dancers collaborated beautifully to commemorate co...

Video: The Orion Newscast Dec. 12

Video: The Orion Newscast Dec. 12

Natalie Hanson and Christian Solis

December 12, 2018

Debate competitions, the Glorious Sounds of the Season concert, basketball wins, and fire preparation workshops - check out what happened last week on The Orion's newscast for Dec. 12.The Glorious Sounds of the Season concertWildcat of the Week McKenna Barker Basketball wins of the weekend Chico State professor d...

Healing through the arts

Healing through the arts

Rachael Bayuk

October 25, 2018

In today's fast-paced tech world, schools are throwing out the arts for the science. While no one can debate math and science's importance in this new age, we can not leave behind the arts. Even if one is not considering art as a craft, the arts still play a vital role in character development and stres...

Painting class offers students a rewarding creative outlet

Painting class offers students a rewarding creative outlet

Grant Schmieding

October 21, 2018

Nearly every surface of the room was covered in paint splatters, with easels holding painted canvasses, lined up along every corner. Students humbly walked around the classroom, observing each other’s work. The students have been working on these pieces for two weeks, attempting to imitate the past ...

Students to compete in 24-hour animation contest

Students to compete in 24-hour animation contest

Natalie Hanson

October 4, 2018

A competition will have students animating day and night this weekend.The "Animation Jam" is an annual, international event that gives students studying in the Computer Animation and Game Design (CAGD) department the chance to win recognition. In a 24-hour period beginning Friday afternoon, students are e...

Roar against wildcat statue has my vote for student involvement

Roar against wildcat statue has my vote for student involvement

Karen Limones

May 14, 2018

If you’re thinking “another article about the Wildcat Statue?,” I know, me too. But I’ve been thinking about all those times I’m in the elevator or walking alongside the Bell Memorial Union when I hear people comment on the statue. It’s still a ruckus and students st...

Artist of the Week: Marie Fox

Artist of the Week: Marie Fox

Mitchell Kret

April 11, 2018

Marie Fox is a fourth-year fine arts and art education major who incorporates fabrics, stitching and especially family memories into the drawing skills she learned through her memory-rich childhood. The 25 year old plans to start her teaching credentials program after finishing her Bachelor of Fine Ar...

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