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Friday Night Concert provides enjoyable community atmosphere

Friday Night Concert provides enjoyable community atmosphere

Emma Wood-Wright

May 17, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

A man in a yellow T-shirt plays the air piano along with the band Urban Legend at the 37th anniversary of Downtown Chico’s Friday Night Concert series. “I’ve been going to the concerts since I was 11,” local John G. said. “I can’t recall the amount of bands I’ve seen here.”The free concerts will run every Friday until Sep...

North State Symphony performance bids farewell to professor

David Kahn

May 11, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The North State Symphony presented a performance of "Harmonic Landscapes" Saturday, May 10.The North State Symphony, a combination of Chico and Redding symphonies, was established in 2001 and has been part of Chico State's College of Humanities and Fine Arts for 14 years. During that time, the North State Symphony has ...

Weighing in on weight loss perceptions

Julianna Eveland

May 7, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By the age of 15, I already resented my natural body shape and size, because it didn’t match up to look like the girls in Seventeen magazine. Don’t even get me started on what being a “plus-sized” model means these days. If those ladies are plus-sized, the majority of us a...

Downtown painted purple for cancer support

Downtown painted purple for cancer support

Ariel Hernandez

April 20, 2014


Filed under Features

    The Thursday Night Market was speckled with purple to help raise awareness for the fight against cancer.   Tristan Yates, co-chair of Relay For Life of Chico, organized the Paint the Town Purple event to raise awareness and participation for the Relay for Life team. ...

Age marks milestones, not maturity

Age marks milestones, not maturity

Julianna Eveland

April 1, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I was wearing a complimentary sombrero and eating free ice cream the day I turned 18.The joy and excitement that came from something as simple as free dessert and a cool-looking Chevys Fresh Mex sombrero made me question that I was legally an adult. When I think of being an adult, I think of my pare...

Cesar Chavez Day 2014

Cesar Chavez Day 2014

March 31, 2014


Filed under Photo Galleries

[hr] Related: Orion reporters and photographers live tweet the holiday weekend. [hr] The Orion can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

Downtown market starts fresh new season

Downtown market starts fresh new season

Ariel Hernandez

March 30, 2014


Filed under Features

The Thursday Night Market is aiming to clean up more than just your diet this summer. The market starts from 6-9 p.m. April 3 and runs rain or shine until Sept. 25. The market houses more than 100 vendors that line the streets with great food, live entertainment, farm-fresh produce and arts and crafts for e...

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