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Netflix original film ‘Mudbound’ brings a dense insight in race relations

Netflix original film ‘Mudbound’ brings a dense insight in race relations

Angel Ortega

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mobile Headlines, Reviews

Through well-crafted production and acting, “Mudbound” delivers an ambitious film that is well worth seeing. “Mudbound,” directed by Dee Rees, follows two families in rural post-World War II Mississippi. The white McAllan family operate a farm, while the black Jackson family ar...

Chico State professor researches zebrafish in hopes of creating artificial blood

Chico State professor researches zebrafish in hopes of creating artificial blood

Kelsi Sibert

March 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Chico State Associated Professor David Stachura is working with Chico State undergraduate and graduate students as well as collaborators from Harvard and UC San Diego to make blood using zebrafish. Stachura has studied this type of blood research for 12 years but this research has existed since th...

‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ delivers a flawed, but poignant romance

‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ delivers a flawed, but poignant romance

Angel Ortega

March 15, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Mobile Headlines, Reviews, Showcase

Though the film does not deliver anything noteworthy in terms of cinematic value, “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” brings a heartfelt and emotional romance to the big screen. Recently featured at The Pageant in Chico, “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” follows t...

‘Winchester’ fails to deliver a fright

‘Winchester’ fails to deliver a fright

Angel Ortega

February 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mobile Headlines, Reviews, Showcase

"Winchester" had the potential to be a decent horror film, but its overuse of clichés makes it one of the most disappointing horror films of the year. In terms of commercial success at the box office, horror movies are the current zeitgeist of the film industry. Many of 2017’s most successful movies...

Imprisoned at Home: Japanese internment camps are brought to life

Imprisoned at Home: Japanese internment camps are brought to life

Angel Ortega

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Mobile Headlines, Showcase

At the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology, a new exhibit focuses on how life was like at the Tule Lake War Relocation Center. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt ordered for the relocation of over 100,000 Japanese-Americans to various internment camps along the West Coast of the United States. Th...

Cause of fire on Highway 32 still unknown

Cause of fire on Highway 32 still unknown

Tisha Cheney

February 13, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

A vegetation fire struck near Forest Ranch on Highway 32 Monday evening. The incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. The fire was located near Platt Mountain Road outside of Forest Ranch, and burned on both sides of the highway, according to Joshua Olszewski of Cal Fire. "It burnt about a half to a...

Art exhibit hosted to fund trip to conference

Art exhibit hosted to fund trip to conference

Tisha Cheney

February 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, Showcase

The Chico State Print Club began holding their week-long annual Art Exhibition and Sale Monday. The art on display includes 8X10 inch prints, selling for $10 to $20 and can be purchased Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All proceeds will be going towards the club's trip to the printmaking...

Landmark Chico theater reopens

Landmark Chico theater reopens

Tisha Cheney

February 11, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

The historic El Rey Theatre had its fundraising grand opening Saturday night. The event included a silent auction and four local bands with the Mystic Roots Band headlining the show. The purpose of the fundraiser was to gain revenue to continue the renovations that have been in process since the...

The Joke’s on US: Lewis Black comes to Chico

The Joke’s on US: Lewis Black comes to Chico

Angel Ortega

January 30, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Known for his angry attitude on stage and his satirical rants, Lewis Black performs in Chico’s Laxson Auditorium in support of his tour, “The Joke’s on US.” Lewis Black is best known for his political satire, social commentary and his angry rants about history, religion and curre...

Domestic dispute leads to lockdown of two schools

Domestic dispute leads to lockdown of two schools

Tisha Cheney

January 25, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

A domestic disturbance took place in the 1200 Block of Notre Dame Boulevard at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday. According to a press release, Michael Sterling, 32, left the scene on foot with a pistol in his possession. Due to the close proximity to Little Chico Creek Elementary and Marsh Junior High schools,...

Gary Oldman brings Winston Churchill to the big screen in ‘Darkest Hour’

Gary Oldman brings Winston Churchill to the big screen in ‘Darkest Hour’

Angel Ortega

January 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mobile Headlines, Reviews, Showcase

Gary Oldman delivers one of his best performances in Joe Wright’s "Darkest Hour." In Darkest Hour, Winston Churchill, portrayed by Oldman, is days away from becoming Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after the Labour Party requested the resignation of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain for being ...

Off The Record | Episode 6 | Getting better grades, parking meters and Betsy DeVos

Off The Record | Episode 6 | Getting better grades, parking meters and Betsy DeVos

Roberto Fonseca

September 21, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Editorials, Multimedia, Opinion, Showcase

This revived series takes a look at what’s new in The Orion's opinion section. Columnists discuss current events, local news and columns that can be found at theorion.com. This week, writers Kendall George and Grayson Boyer talk about grades, the student impact on city council and Betsy DeVos.     ...

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