The Orion

“Love Never Dies” is a poor addition to the otherwise celebrated broadway livestreams

Still image from the Broadway play,

Kirstin Joyce, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

The arts have suffered greatly during the COVID-19 shutdown, but renowned impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber has found a way to bring state-of-the-art performances to the people. Webber is one of the most well-known composers in the world, with works like “School of Rock,” “Jesus Christ Superstar” and...

Quibi breaks the Status Quo

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Kirstin Joyce, Staff Writer

April 14, 2020

Liam Hemsworth stars as Dodge, a man who participates in a deadly game to in hopes of saving his wife.Courtesy of Ryan Donegan/Quibi Somewhere amongst the endless social media feeds, Netflix binge sessions and YouTube rabbit holes, you might have heard about one of the newest up-and-coming strea...

How to stay connected with friends amidst the pandemic

How to stay connected with friends amidst the pandemic

Kirstin Joyce, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

Shelter-in-place has got us all down. With remote classes and the campus closure, it can feel hard to stay connected with one another in ways that still feel social and meaningful. Thankfully, we live in a world that is technologically advanced with many options for us to stay social online. Here are...

Movie Playlist: Leading Ladies You Will Love

Women biting a film reel

Kirstin Joyce, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

With Women’s History Month right around the corner, it’s a perfect time to grab some friends, make one of those fancy snacks from your Pinterest board and watch some of the best films featuring strong female leads.  “Hidden Figures” “Hidden Figures” tells the true story of the amazing wo...

Maltese bar champions one of Chico’s most diverse drag shows

A performer dances on an audience member at a drag show

Kirstin Joyce, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Drag kings and queens from all over northern California gathered at the Maltese Bar, Saturday night for the venues monthly Drag Show. The show began at 10:30 p.m., but most of the crowd and a few of the performers were there much earlier to chat and drink on the bar’s back patio. Performers of a...

The man behind the mandolin: Chris Thile performs at Chico State

Portrait of Chris Thile

Kirstin Joyce, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Grammy award winning singer and famed mandolinist Chris Thile performed at Laxson Auditorium on Feb. 11. The auditorium lobby was crowded with people, most waiting in line at the pop-up bar to grab a drink before the show. There was a buzz of anticipation in the air as many longtime fans of Thil...

Drinks, dancing and demand for abortion access

Members of the Women's Health Specialist

Kirstin Joyce

January 29, 2020

Community members gathered at the Women’s Health Specialists clinic Friday night to commemorate the 47th anniversary of landmark Supreme Court Case, Roe v. Wade.  This is an annual benefit and is open to the public as a celebratory occasion for a woman’s right to choose.  “I think it’s impor...

Afroman lights up Chico

Afroman holds his cup as her performs

Kirstin Joyce

January 28, 2020

Iconic rap artist Afroman was the headliner at Chico’s Tackle Box bar on Saturday. The sold-out show was already packed by 8 p.m., well before openers even took to the stage. The crowd was in good spirits as they waited for the live music to start, passing the time by heading to the dance floor. ...

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