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

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...

Ryan standing next to his favorite piece Escalation. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

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...

Showing off his music mix skills at the event. Photo credit: Mary Vogel

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

One of Jessies 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

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...

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...

Jayna Feldman and Kailo Castilla playing their instruments Photo credit: Christian Solis

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...

Featured Artist Caloy at the piano. Photo credit: Brian Luong

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...

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

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:...

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