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Bogg’s ‘Summer Harvest’ album review

Ashiah Scharaga // December 20, 2014
The modern jazz band has harvested an eclectic collection of covers for its impressive and locally-recorded third album.
David Day is a custodian at Chico State during the week and performs country music for free on the weekends. When you share that music and youre pouring your heart out, the people, they see it, Day said. When youre doing it night after night, it becomes a job. Photo credit: Ashiah Scharaga

Day by Day: custodian, musician on fishing, fame

Ashiah Scharaga // December 17, 2014
David Day keeps the Student Services Center's fourth floor clean during the week and picks up his guitar and fishing pole on weekends.
Martin Salgado jokes with audience members at the Writers Voice Graduate Writers Workshop Thursday while reading a piece about his first love in junior high. Photo credit: Ashiah Scharaga

Students share works on God, widowers, first loves

Ashiah Scharaga // December 12, 2014
English graduate students read their original stories and poems of desire, anguish and speculation at the Writer's Voice Graduate Writers' Workshop on Thursday.
Illustration by Zachary Phillips

Divorce doesn’t dampen family holidays

Ashiah Scharaga // December 1, 2014
My first holiday without both parents helped me come to grips with emotions I'd been avoiding for months.
Hunter Hayes released his latest album Storyline, showcasing his country croon and knack for penning catchy and empowering country hits. Photograph by via Wikimedia Commons.

Study Break: Hunter Hayes ‘Storyline’ Album Review

Ashiah Scharaga // May 8, 2014
The 22-year-old country crooner released a second album that's one for the storybooks.
Photo Courtesy of Chico Performances

Children’s classic delivers magical, musical ride on stage

Ashiah Scharaga // May 1, 2014
Chico residents won't have to travel far to see a whole new world next week.
Sarah Pike, Director of the University Film Series. Photo credit: Ashiah Scharaga

41-year-old university film series offers free showings of profound, artistic films

Ashiah Scharaga // April 17, 2014
The Orion sat down with Sarah Pike, director of the University Film Series at Chico State, to talk about why students should give their Netflix accounts a break every Tuesday night and catch a showing.
Amelia Bransky, a senior theater major at Chico State, directs Mike Bartletts The Enemy and Mark Ravenhills Armageddon in Chico States School of the Arts production of the Donna Stone Breed Memorial One-Acts this year. Photo courtesy of Sylvia Lewis.

Backstage Q&A: Students showcase directing talent

Ashiah Scharaga // April 9, 2014
The Orion sat down with two student directors of the 2014 Donna Stone Breed Memorial One-Acts to discuss the rewards and excitement of directing.
Jason Kim competed at the 2014Earl R. and Marilyn Ann Kruschke Prize in Piano Performance Competition April 5 at the Performing Arts Center. Photo credit: Shayla Ramos

Quick on his keys: Competition-winning pianist Q&A

April 6, 2014
The Orion sat down with the first-place winner of the Earl R. and Marilyn Ann Kruschke Prize in Piano Performance Competition to discuss piano, bananas and what the $2,000 prize means to him.
Spirit and Science confronting each other through song in Creation Stories. Photo credit: Shannon Miller

Theater professors, students weave thought-provoking creation stories into show

Ashiah Scharaga // March 5, 2014
Chico State's School of The Arts presents "Creation Stories" March 5-8 and 11-13, bringing laughs and inspiring thought about the different stories cultures tell about the beginning of life as we know it.
Julie Atlas shows off her 1920s fashion at the Rent Party costume contest Thursday night.Photo credit: Shannon Miller

Harlem Renaissance revived by rent party

Ashiah Scharaga // February 28, 2014
Chico State's ninth annual Harlem Renaissance Rent Party brings 1920s style and spirit to campus for a good cause.
Jana Lawton explains the themes of her work, including womens history, which is displayed at The Art House.Photo credit: Annie Paige

Married artists use house as sculpture, ceramics gallery

Ashiah Scharaga // February 26, 2014
The Art House features one-of-a-kind sculptures, furniture, mosaics and ceramic art.
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