The Orion

Thee Phantom blends hip-hop with classical music; entertains on college campuses

Thee Phantom blends hip-hop with classical music; entertains on college campuses

Natalie Hanson

September 23, 2018


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

If hip-hop and classical music seem like an unlikely combination, Thee Phantom is here to change everyone's mind. Phantom and his group of musicians are releasing their third album on Oct. 9, and aim to reach college students all over the nation with their unique musical style.Phantom and his Illharm...

Local artists light up Chico’s hip-hop scene

Local artists light up Chico’s hip-hop scene

Ulises Duenas

September 4, 2018


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

Different kinds of concerts have different vibes, and there are no concerts quite like hip-hop concerts, for better or for worse. The Chico Women's Club hosted a concert on Friday featuring local artists that all have roots in the Chico area. Artists including Apollo Snow, Osho Brown, Efren Trevino...

DJ and rapper Chico performance

DJ and rapper Chico performance

Niyat Teferi and Natasha Doron

February 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

With Chico State being known for its party scene, other neighboring colleges, such as Sacramento State and Cal State East Bay, have students flocking to the 530 on Labor Day and Halloween weekend to see what all the talk is about. Chico State student Sherman Stacey, also known as "DJ Malachi" is committed to ...

Despite fights, IAMSU! steals the show

Despite fights, IAMSU! steals the show

December 13, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

The Senator Theatre was packed shoulder to shoulder on Dec. 5 thanks to IAMSU!. It didn't matter if a huge fight broke out, if people jumped up and moved their arms to the beat or if the performers were crowd-surfing— the audience was consistently energetic.Casey Veggies came out first and the crowd moved...

Senior Spotlight: An Orionite’s farewell to Chico State

Senior Spotlight: An Orionite’s farewell to Chico State

Nicole Santos

May 12, 2015


Filed under Archives

It feels like just yesterday I was moving into my dorm in Sutter Hall. Now I’m decorating my cap for the commencement ceremony on Saturday. This semester, I interviewed 18 diverse seniors for my column and wrote about their experiences at Chico State, postgraduation plans and passions. Now...

Chico has bad taste in hip-hop

Chico has bad taste in hip-hop

William Rein

May 8, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

For the last 10 years, I lived joyfully unexposed to mainstream radio garbage, guided to be blissfully ignorant by the hipster culture of my hometown. Yet before I came to Chico, I was far more aware of good hip-hop and rap. I was raised by Tech N9ne, and although you and I could debate for ho...

If it’s a good song, it should be 6 minutes

If it’s a good song, it should be 6 minutes

William Rein

April 17, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

A really good song isn’t afraid to go the extra mile and push at least six minutes. While the three minute radio model is fine for club bangers, it’s really tragic for an objectively good song. I don’t think the human attention span has eroded enough to only accept tiny tracks for listening. ...

Hip-hop artist swaggers in to Senator Theatre

Hip-hop artist swaggers in to Senator Theatre

Michael Quiring

May 6, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

One of the West Coast's prominent hip-hop artists will be hitting Chico's Senator Theatre stage for one of the last hyped musical acts of the semester. YG performs at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13 with special guest DJ Mustard. The Compton, Calif., also known as "Bompton," rapper will be on tour promoting his latest album "My...

Outkast is back, but no one cares

Kristina Martinez

April 27, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The crowd for Outkast's opening weekend performance at Coachella two weeks ago was dead.Spending hours standing, drinking, taking drugs and dancing in the hot desert is tiring, do not get me wrong, but when a group like Outkast comes together for a reunion concert they deserve all of the attention they ...

X
The student news site of California State University, Chico
hip-hop