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‘The Almond Orchard’ poses important questions to Chico

‘The Almond Orchard’ poses important questions to Chico

Rayanne Painter

March 18, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

The opening night of “The Almond Orchard” debuted at downtown Chico’s Blue Room Theatre Thursday night. As an adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard,” this rendition of the classic play keeps Chekhov's comedic relief in a tale of change, love, healing and grief. What makes "The Almond...

Undocuweek kicks off with ‘Know Your Rights’ workshop

Undocuweek kicks off with ‘Know Your Rights’ workshop

Trenton Taylor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

"I do not wish to speak with you, answer your questions, or sign or hand you any documents based on my 4th amendment rights under the United States Constitution."This is one of many points outlined at the "Know Your Rights" workshop, part of Undocuweek, in the Student Services Center Monday afternoon...

Featured Artist: Caloy shows off piano skills, distinct vocal talent

Featured Artist: Caloy shows off piano skills, distinct vocal talent

Alex Coba

February 19, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Q&As

For “Caloy” music has been a part of his life from a very young age. Learning how to play the piano at a young age, he began to get inspired by big acts like John Legend, Adele and Lady Gaga. Pop ballads were his go-to type of music. Caloy was drawn to the dramatic vibes that the artist Adele...

State of the City meeting addresses Chico’s housing crisis

State of the City meeting addresses Chico’s housing crisis

Nate Rettinger

February 18, 2019


Filed under Community

Prominent figures of Chico came together Friday in an attempt to solve some of the city's issues, including the looming housing-crisis. Around 100 people gathered at the Chico Area Recreation and Park District center to listen to local leaders present data and solutions they had gathered. The meeting...

Who is Matthew Mitchell?

Who is Matthew Mitchell?

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Video

Matthew Mitchell is a Northern California native who struggled with homelessness and a sense of community for a year in Chico, CA. Here is what he had to say....

The Orion Newscast Feb. 13, 2019

The Orion Newscast Feb. 13, 2019

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

The Orion Weekly Newcast features stories from the Interfaith Memorial in Paradise to a Master Printmaker running a workshop.     Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 on Twitter.

‘Renew, Rebuild, Reimagine’ brings campfire survivors together through art

‘Renew, Rebuild, Reimagine’ brings campfire survivors together through art

Alex Coba

February 10, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

“Art saves lives,” said local artist Jessie Mercer about the feeling of community at the opening reception for Chico Art Center's new exhibition, "Renew, Rebuild, Reimagine." The art shown in the exhibition is a response to the Camp Fire. "The gallery is designed to give the community a safe place...

Blackbird and MR. Bang host open mic night with a diverse array of performers

Blackbird and MR. Bang host open mic night with a diverse array of performers

Mitchell Kret

February 8, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Josh “MR. Bang” Lang hosted an artistic open mic night at Blackbird on Park Ave on Feb. 6 where a wide variety of people around Chico showed up to perform original and cover music, as well as some spoken word. Blackbird has been hosting these events for about a year now with Wednesday night marking...

Police Blotter: Indecent exposure, fraud and burglary

Police Blotter: Indecent exposure, fraud and burglary

Gordy Papalias

February 6, 2019


Filed under Police Blotter

University Police Call Type: Disturbance Wednesday, Jan. 23, 3:19 p.m., Aymer Jay Hamilton Hall on Arcadian Avenue. Reporting party stated that a woman in a pink sweater beat her up two weeks ago and is now waiting in the area to fight her. All parties were counseled and agreed to leave eac...

Local mural artist Christian Garcia helps indigenous Chico

Local mural artist Christian Garcia helps indigenous Chico

Alex Coba

January 28, 2019


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community

If you were to drive past the corner of Second Street and Cedar Street here in Chico, you might have seen a new mural being worked on bearing the image of a bear and flicker bird surrounded by foliage. Well, this work of art was done by none other than local artist Christian Garcia. Garcia is best known...

Ike’s serves up sandwiches, beer, and dream punk

Ike’s serves up sandwiches, beer, and dream punk

Mitchell Kret

January 26, 2019


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Showcase

Ike’s Place was booming with more energy than the bar across the street Jan. 23, when they hosted three dream punk bands: Creekside and Citysick—which are both local bands—and Glacier Veins, a Portland-based band with a Chico State alum playing bass. The sandwich shop only had enough room for...

Chico Women’s March 2019 highlights Camp Fire recovery, indigenous advocacy

Chico Women’s March 2019 highlights Camp Fire recovery, indigenous advocacy

Kendall George

January 19, 2019


Filed under Community, Multimedia, News, Showcase

Early Saturday morning, Chico residents filled the city plaza for the third annual Chico Women’s March. People took to the downtown streets to stand in solidarity for women’s rights, climate change and intersectionality. This event comes just three months after the Camp Fire left Paradi...

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