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Featured Artist: Scarlett and Sapphire take center stage

Featured Artist: Scarlett and Sapphire take center stage

Ricardo Tovar

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 dancer, Scarlett, is a 22-year-old former Chico State social science major. After two year...

Featured Artist: BFA student Ryan Ramos

Featured Artist: BFA student Ryan Ramos

Rayanne Painter and Hana Beaty

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 week's featured artist, BFA student Ryan Ramos, strikes a deep chord within the LGBTQ+ community an...

Featured Artist: Cootdog, the DJ behind Mystic Roots

Featured Artist: Cootdog, the DJ behind Mystic Roots

Emily Neria

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 Positive Sound.Wyman and the rest of the Mystic Roots band started out playing backyard venues an...

Featured Artist: Karlie Heynneman enlightens Chico’s yoga scene

Featured Artist: Karlie Heynneman enlightens Chico’s yoga scene

Emily Neria

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 where participants were encouraged to decorate themselves with glow-in-the-dark body paint an...

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

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

Rayanne Painter

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 artists Noe “Weezy” Alvarado and Morgann Villalobos have rebranded the space into th...

Featured Artist: Bald Rock Boys

Featured Artist: Bald Rock Boys

Ricardo Tovar

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 more."I think you can have a lot of fun regardless of what level you're at," guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist Hartman...

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

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor

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 with Jessie Mercer, these weeks featured artist to talk about a project she's working on with the keys...

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

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

Rayanne Painter

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 and towns. Hundreds of children were displaced to the remaining schools in the county. Many people lo...

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

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor

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 team. Also, the Chico Boys & Girls Club hosted a Paradise Cook-Off to raise funds for...

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

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

Alex Coba

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 to spare, as is apparent from just one conversation with the band. They are one of the most genuine gr...

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

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...

Featured Artist: Jacob Meders showcases the art of printmaking

Featured Artist: Jacob Meders showcases the art of printmaking

Alex Coba and 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: Before" at the Turner Print Museum and his new work, “Aksum Belle: Afterwards" at the Ja...

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