The Orion

Blotter: Gun threats, phone scams and intoxicated trespassing

Blotter: Gun threats, phone scams and intoxicated trespassing

Brian Luong

January 30, 2019

Chico Police Call Type: Disturbance Thursday 8:50 p.m., 1500 Springfield Drive Suspect was escorted out of the store due to past shoplifting experiences. The suspect then became angry and threw a trash can at the window. No damages to the property were reported. Call Type: Fraud Fri...

Winner of music competition showcased at Madison Bear Garden

Passionate artists put their souls on the table with  every performance. Photo credit: Daelin Wofford

Alex Coba

October 7, 2018

It was live music galore at Madison Bear Garden Thursday, as the popular Chico hotspot hosted the School of Arts Productions (SOTA): Chico Unplugged in the final Winners Showcase. Chico Unplugged is an event held every semester for three consecutive Thursdays. The previous two Thursdays were competition...

Woman shot while using Lyft service

Woman shot while using Lyft service

Josh Cozine

April 7, 2018

A woman was shot early Saturday morning while in the back of a Lyft outside of townhouses on 500 block of Pomona Ave in Chico. According to the Lyft driver, Robert Archer, “It was your typical weekend Chico call until (the shot).” He said he picked up a male and female couple, whose name...

Chico Unplugged presented Winner’s Showcase at The Bear

Brandon Mckie, a Chico alum, starts Chico Unplugged on Thursday at Madison Bear Garden. Photo credit: Rebecca Norton

Rebecca Norton

March 1, 2018

Every semester, hopeful and passionate student musicians audition for Chico Unplugged at Madison Bear Garden for two Thursdays in a row. Last Thursday was the Winner’s Showcase where the competition's winners perform their songs. "Some soul, some folk, a little hip-hop and plenty of love songs...

Fourth annual Chico Unplugged shows steady improvement

Senior Brady Shaw plays the piano during Thursday's Chico Unplugged performance at Madison Bear Garden. Photo credit: Grant Casey

Chelsea Gallegos

September 21, 2015

The eclectic second floor of Madison Bear Garden has played host once again to Chico Unplugged, the School of the Arts Productions singer-songwriter competition. An initially small crowd swelled into one much larger to support the showcase, which had its best-ever turnout according to Kaleb Sievers, the event pr...

Narrow Minded: ‘Chico Unplugged’ impresses at new venue

First-year prerecording arts major Matt Holmen performs for his second time in

Trevor Whitney

February 20, 2015

Equipped with a new location at Madison Bear Garden and some unfamiliar talent, every night of this semester's "Chico Unplugged" is guaranteed to be different than any night in the past. Chico State's School of the Arts Productions has been teaming up with KCSC radio and the Instructionally Related Activities program to put on...

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