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Featured Artist: Scarlett and Sapphire take center stage

Sapphire (left) and Scarlett (right) are two of Centerfolds' dancers are smiling and posing in front of a pool table. Photo credit: Brian Luong
November 13, 2019

Centerfolds is a strip club that is a 20-minute drive from downtown Chico. From 7:30 p.m. until 2 a.m., give or take, you can watch athletic, beautiful women dance and socialize with members of the audience.One...

Featured Artist: BFA student Ryan Ramos

Ryan standing next to his favorite piece
November 5, 2019

The BS-O Gallery at Chico State is a space for art students to celebrate, showcase and most importantly, share their stories through their artwork created by the end of their fine arts education. This...

Featured Artist: Cootdog, the DJ behind Mystic Roots

Showing off his music mix skills at the event. Photo credit: Mary Vogel
October 1, 2019

Mystic Roots member, Coot Wyman, better known as cootdog, DJed at a local bar called Lost on Main Street on Thursday night. The performance was part of a Bob Marley tribute featuring Slo Horizon and Stay...

Featured Artist: Karlie Heynneman enlightens Chico’s yoga scene

Karlie Heynneman led students into multiple poses throughout the event. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera
September 23, 2019

A Wildcat Recreational Center instructor led Chico State students through yoga exercises at a glowing yoga (Gloga) event in the BMU Auditorium on Tuesday night. Gloga took place in a dark room with blacklights...

Featured Artist: ‘Your Mom’s Favorite’ new Downtown Chico tattoo shop

Her focus and creative mind brought along the anticipation of a finished art piece. Photo credit: Hana Beaty
September 11, 2019

For the past 20 years, the corner of W. First Street by Celestino’s and Chico State has been a tattoo shop. The shop has been swapped from owner to owner over the years, but over the summer, tattoo...

Featured Artist: Bald Rock Boys

Featured Artist: Bald Rock Boys
May 4, 2019

Friends for 20 years, Forrest Hartman and Wade Meith have no aspirations of becoming famous off their country/classic rock covers. These two Chico State alumni play for the love of playing music and nothing...

Men’s Rugby Going to Nationals and Artist Makes Phoenix Out of Keys on the Orion Newscast 4/24/19

April 25, 2019

This week on #TheOrionNewscast: The Chico State Men's Rugby team is going to the national championship for the first time in the program's history. The Orion was given the opportunity to sit down...

Featured Artist: Jessie Mercer brings Camp Fire community together through art

One of Jessie's favorite art piece is the apron her father used to wear, which has been recreated, and now hanging in her living room. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera
April 24, 2019

When the Camp Fire began on a fateful November morning, the small communities of the Paradise Ridge were ripped apart. Families who had lived in the path of the blaze had lost their homes, businesses...

5 Mile Myth and Brooke Larsen on The Orion Newscast 4/10/19

April 10, 2019

5 Mile Myth is a local band who's mix of musical genres has garnered newfound popularity in Chico. Brooke Larsen is The Orion's Wildcat of the Week and is the top hitter and pitcher on Chico State's Softball...

Featured Artist: 5 Mile Myth brings good vibes and sick music to Chico

Jayna Feldman and Kailo Castilla playing their instruments Photo credit: Christian Solis
April 10, 2019

One of the things that makes a band great is group chemistry. Without it, a band can fall into obscurity or even fail to get off the ground in the first place. Luckily, 5 Mile Myth has enough chemistry...

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

Featured Artist Caloy at the piano. Photo credit: Brian Luong
February 19, 2019

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...

Featured Artist: Jacob Meders showcases the art of printmaking

Jacob Meders giving an explanation to the crowd during his printmaking workshop. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera
February 12, 2019

Jacob Meders, a member of the Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria, visited Chico State as a guest curator of a three-day talk and workshop session. Meders is currently exhibiting "Mǝǝmento:...

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