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‘For the Record’ Podcast: Chico State doesn’t value diversity

‘For the Record’ Podcast: Chico State doesn’t value diversity

Mitchell Kret and Rayanne Painter

October 6, 2019

“For the Record” is our editorial podcast featuring editors from The Orion staff. This week, our Editor in Chief Natalie Hanson and Arts and Entertainment editor Rayanne Painter discuss an editorial piece about a recent incident involving Border Patrol on Chico State campus. Natalie Hanson and Rayanne Painter can both be reached a...

‘For the Record’ Podcast: Chico State parking is out of touch

‘For the Record’ Podcast: Chico State parking is out of touch

Mitchell Kret

October 3, 2019

“For the Record” is our editorial podcast featuring editors from The Orion staff. This week, our Editor-in-Chief Natalie Hanson and Arts and Entertainment editor Rayanne Painter discuss Hanson’s editorial piece about why parking, and student safety, is a problem at Chico State. Natalie Hanson and R...

A tall girl’s criticism of Netflix’s ‘Tall Girl’

A tall girl’s criticism of Netflix’s ‘Tall Girl’

Rayanne Painter

September 18, 2019

Let’s set the scene for Netflix’s new original film, “Tall Girl”:Jodi (Ava Michelle) is a white, cisgender, straight, thin, able-bodied, middle-class, blond-haired, blue-eyed woman - Oh, and she happens to be 6’1” and her life is hard.“You think your life is hard...

‘For The Record’ Podcast: Chico State administration, we deserve better

‘For The Record’ Podcast: Chico State administration, we deserve better

Mitchell Kret and Rayanne Painter

September 18, 2019

"For the Record" is our editorial podcast featuring editors from The Orion staff. This week, our Editor in Chief Natalie Hanson and Arts and Entertainment editor Rayanne Painter discuss Hanson's editorial piece about journalists' free speech at Chico State.Natalie Hanson can be reached @nhanson_reports...

‘Fat’ is used as an insult, but it’s just my body

‘Fat’ is used as an insult, but it’s just my body

Rayanne Painter

September 11, 2019

I’ve been here a thousand times: A thin person, most of the time my friend or family member, stands in the mirror in front of them. They twist their face in disgust while they look at their body: “Why am I so fat?” Accompanied by “I look disgusting,” or something similar.One look at m...

Featured Artist: ‘Your Mom’s Favorite’ new Downtown Chico tattoo shop

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 artists Noe “Weezy” Alvarado and Morgann Villalobos have rebranded the space into th...

Gold Nugget Days proves strength of community

Gold Nugget Days proves strength of community

Rayanne Painter

May 4, 2019

Paradise Gold Nugget Days and craft fair persisted into its 41st year on Saturday, despite the Camp Fire and displacement of residents.In the years before the fire, Gold Nugget Days brought thousands into the small town of Paradise, California for what was an all-day celebration down the middle of Skyway...

Chico State art gallery showcases studies of birds

Chico State art gallery showcases studies of birds

Rayanne Painter

April 29, 2019

A retrospective take on a German Philosopher of Science’s groundbreaking work in the study of birds is up at Chico State’s Masters of Fine Arts Gallery (MFA). Showcasing a collection of sculptures, drawings, photography and belongings from philosopher Freya Vogel, the exhibit “Fraigais...

Don’t be fooled, Coachella is no paradise

Don’t be fooled, Coachella is no paradise

Rayanne Painter

April 28, 2019

Thousands of people just spent thousands of dollars to sweat in the California desert. Yes, I’m serious.But, that’s only the tip of the iceberg (or, the sand dune) when it comes to the monstrosity that is Coachella. Not only is this music festival really only used as a chance for privilege...

Featured Artist: Jessie Mercer brings Camp Fire community together through art

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 and towns. Hundreds of children were displaced to the remaining schools in the county. Many people lo...

Sexual assault survivor brings awareness to Chico State

Sexual assault survivor brings awareness to Chico State

Rayanne Painter

April 21, 2019

The room was silent as the request was posed: “I’d like you to stand if you know of someone close to you who has experienced sexual assault.”The students in the room looked around at each other in horror as most of them stood up.“Now, I want you to stay standing if you know that...

North Valley Chamber Chorale presents Mozart’s ‘Requiem’

North Valley Chamber Chorale presents Mozart’s ‘Requiem’

Rayanne Painter

April 17, 2019

Mozart’s 14-part “Requiem” was performed by North Valley Chamber Chorale (NVCC) in Laxson Auditorium on Sunday.A full chorus, orchestra and four soloists took to the stage to recreate the piece Mozart never got to finish. In 1791, Mozart partially composed the commissioned requiem b...

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