The Orion

SMH: Getting credit matters

SMH LOGO Photo credit: Alex Coba

Alex Coba and Mitchell Kret

November 29, 2019

SMH is The Orion’s new opinion podcast hosted by Alex Coba and Mitchell Kret.This episode discussed the importance of giving credit when credit is due.The podcast was recorded at KZFR 90.1 FM.Alex Coba and Mitchell Kret can be reached at orionm[email protected] or @Thatoneguycoba on Twitter...

Through the Late Night Podcast: What is Kanye West’s best album?

Through the Late Night Podcast: What is Kanye West's best album?

Angel Ortega, Mitchell Kret, Angel Ortega, and Mitchell Kret

September 9, 2019

“Through the Late Night” is The Orion’s Arts & Entertainment section’s new music podcast. Led by section writers Mitchell Kret and Angel Ortega, every other week you’ll get to hear them tackle different topics and issues facing the music industry as well as highly an...

Playlist: The best songs ever

T-Pain performs onstage during day two of Nickelodeon's Second Annual SlimeFest at Huntington Bank Pavilion. Image by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for Nickelodeon.

Mitchell Kret

September 2, 2019

Content warning: playlist contains explicit and sexual language.I usually go through phases where I listen to a genre or artist excessively until it gets old, then rotate to the next style. It can help keep the music fresh for me, however, it means I sometimes go through phases of admittedly bad music...

Through the Late Night final show featuring ‘Scarlet Pumps’

Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Angel Ortega and Mitchell Kret

May 7, 2019

  Scarlet Pumps, six months after the Camp Fire, are making a comeback with a record release show on Thursday, May 9. Scarlet Pumps consist of members AJ Dos Santos (vocals, synthesizers), Gabriel Castillo (guitar), Levi McClain (bass, marimba) and Braden Althoff (drums). Both Castillo and M...

SOB x RBE and Hit-Boy collab is good but lacks any development

Rumors of SOB x RBE splitting up have been circulating since late 2018

Mitchell Kret

April 30, 2019

SOB x RBE collaborated with producer Hit-Boy for their most recent project, “Family Not A Group.” This came as a surprise to many fans after rumors arose that the collective would be splitting up in late 2018. SOB x RBE is a combination of two groups from Vallejo, CA. It may be difficult...

Gendry will win the Iron Throne and if you think otherwise, you’re wrong.

White Walkers aren't the only thing Gendry will be smashing in the Final Season of Game of Thrones

Mitchell Kret

April 24, 2019

*Spoiler Warning* This will bring up events that occurred in Season 8, Episode 2 In the final season of Game of Thrones, there are four characters most people think will end up ruling Westeros: Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Cersei Lannister and the Night King, leader of the undead army. However, the...

‘Justice for Josiah’ kick-starts push for change in Chico

Ka Lynda Watts reads a poem about the struggles of colored people in a prejudiced world Photo credit: Mitchell Kret

Mitchell Kret

April 16, 2019

Students for Quality Education in collaboration with Just Unity Sistas presented "Justice for Josiah," an event commemorating David Josiah Lawson, a Humboldt State student and president of Brothers United. In addition to paying tribute to his memory, attendees also felt this was a time to push for so...

Through the Late Night Podcast: Kodak Black receives backlash after comment

Illustration by Melissa Joseph

Alex Coba, Mitchell Kret, and Angel Ortega

April 13, 2019

“Through the Late Night” is The Orion’s Arts & Entertainment section’s new music podcast. Led by section writers Mitchell Kret and Angel Ortega, every other week you’ll get to hear them tackle different topics and issues facing the music industry as well as highly a...

Country Trap is making a comeback and could be here to stay

Billy Ray Cyrus reached out to Lil Nas X when his song was taken off of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart

Mitchell Kret

April 12, 2019

Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” has been making waves, signifying growth in the country-trap genre. Its removal from Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart only boosted its reputation and got Billy Ray Cyrus’s attention, who contributed a verse for the remix. While it is not th...

Remembering the Ridge represents unwavering strength in the community

Remembering the Ridge allows people to attach items to memorialize what was lost in the Camp Fire. Photo credit: Mitchell Kret

Mitchell Kret

April 10, 2019

The Remembering the Ridge memorial event was held in the breezeway of Meriam Library April 8. The event featured guest speakers, poetry, music and an introduction to the interactive art exhibit that will remain up until April 26. The exhibit itself is fencing that allows people to attach photographs, sa...

AS Productions hosts kickoff Nooner Concert

Caloy performed at the first Nooner Concert of the Semester. Photo credit: Mitchell Kret

Mitchell Kret

April 5, 2019

AS Productions hosted their first Nooner Concert of the semester on Wednesday, April 3, which featured student artist Caloy. The show was held in the basement of the BMU, where students could study and relax to Caloy’s music.The show is the first of the year in the returning concert series.“It’s been going on fo...

Rest in peace, Nipsey Hussle. You will be missed

Nipsey Hussle was killed in a shooting in front of his Marathon Clothing store in Crenshaw Photo credit: Brandon Todd

Mitchell Kret

April 4, 2019

Rapper and philanthropist Ermias Asghedom, also known as Nipsey Hussle, was fatally shot and killed in front of his Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles on March 31. He was known and will be remembered for his activism, entrepreneurship and, of course, his music. Nipsey was shot six times, an...

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