The Orion

Celebration Gospel Choir of Chico fills Harlen Adams Theatre with energy and spirit

Three ladies take turns singing their parts of the song

Mitchell Kret

February 18, 2019

The sound of vocalists and instrumental music resonated as the Celebration Gospel Choir of Chico filled the Harlen Adams Theatre for their "Living the Gospel" performance on Feb. 15. The Choir hosts a concert on the Chico State campus each year for Black History Month, celebrating their faith and sacred...

“A Night in Harlem” brings power, resilience and excellence

The opening remarks note a night of celebration of the Harlem Renaissance. Photo credit: Rachael Bayuk

Rachael Bayuk

February 11, 2019

A dimly lit room is filled with excitement before the poets and soul-bearers take the stage. The string lights twinkle and cast spells of light on the lone stool on The Hub’s stage.The night’s MC, Chico State alum Walter Torrence III, takes the stage. His charisma immediately soothes the room....

Timeline highlighting key moments in black history

Timeline highlighting key moments in black history

Jason Spies

February 28, 2015

As February comes to an end, it reminds people of what has happened in the past and how it has shaped our present. Black History Month is a time of reflection and recognition of those who fought for freedom and equality. Jason Spies can be reached at [email protected] or @Jason_Spies on Twitter....

Harlem Renaissance revived by rent party

Julie Atlas shows off her 1920s fashion at the Rent Party costume contest Thursday night.Photo credit: Shannon Miller

Ashiah Scharaga

February 28, 2014

The door reads "New York Times: Editor-In-Chief." When you cross the threshold, a luscious jazz melody that sounds both familiar and foreign fills your ears and the New York skyline catches your eye.Welcome to Chico State's ninth annual Harlem Renaissance Rent Party on the stage of Harlen Adams Theatre....

Awkward moments arise from cultural misunderstandings

Prin Mayowa. Photo credit: Kasey Judge

Prin Mayowa

February 21, 2014

I'm sure when Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of little black boys and girls holding hands with little white boys and girls, he didn't expect it to be this awkward. It feels as though the white masses that make up most of Chico State suffer from something unique to Caucasians — white guilt. ...

Conversation on campus challenges racism

Mazi Noble, Chico State alumnus and university catalog editor, was in attendance at the event.Photo credit: Amanda Hovik

Amanda Hovik

February 11, 2014

Students are challenging racism during Black History Month. Juni Banerjee-Stevens, a counselor at the Counseling and Wellness Center, led the discussion, “Oh No You Didn’t: How and When to Challenge Racism” on Wednesday at the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center in an effort to get students to speak...

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