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Metal supergroup Old Man Gloom to perform in Chico

Metal supergroup Old Man Gloom to perform in Chico

Greta Gordon

February 15, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

When the metal supergroup Old Man Gloom formed in 1999, the members were struck with a bolt of creativity like no other. The band will be playing a show at Cafe Coda on March 2, along with the bands Coliseum and Cold Blue Mountain. This will be its second show in Chico. “The formation was...

Q&A: Ralphie May on touring, Chico memories

Q&A: Ralphie May on touring, Chico memories

Amanda Rhine

February 1, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

Four-time platinum stand-up comedian Ralphie May is coming back to Chico. He talked to the Orion about his stand-up act, recalled first memories of Chico and even shared his favorite joke. The Orion: How’s the tour going so far? Ralphie May: So far so good. I cannot complain to be honest w...

Covered California reaches out to Chico

Covered California reaches out to Chico

Madeline Merlic

January 27, 2015


Filed under Breaking News

The Gender Health Center, located in Sacramento, has come to Chico to sign up people for Covered California.According to a pamphlet given out at the event, Covered California is where a person can shop around for a private health insurance plan and get financial assistance, if qualified, to pay for that plan.The Gender Health Center is working to promote ...

Deadline dread’s vicious circle

Alyssa Dunning

December 13, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I've been writing for The Orion this entire semester, and still I waited until the last minute to write this article. I really do try to be on top of my assignments, but it just never seems to work out. I am typing this the day it is due. I have done the dishes, played with my cats and done la...

Students gather to celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Students gather to celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Amanda Rhine

November 6, 2014


Filed under Features, Photo Galleries

[metaslider id=38148]Photographs by Annie Paige.Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, brings together friends and families from all cultures to honor the dead by focusing on their lives in an uplifting and vibrant way. Despite its name, the 4,000-year-old celebration is one of love and remembrance with...

Thefts, crime increase by jail releasees

Thefts, crime increase by jail releasees

Enrique Raymundo

May 4, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

Butte County Jail is near capacity and it may be affecting the security of students’ belongings on university grounds. University Police see an increase in arrests of people released from jail and awaiting a court appearance for theft on or near the campus this school year, said University ...

Students seek sugar daddies to pay tuition

Students seek sugar daddies to pay tuition

Madison Holmes

April 29, 2014


Filed under News

Getting a job at the Chico State Calling Center and shopping in bulk at WinCo are both ways to earn and save money to pay for school. But seeing older men and women who pay up to $3,000 a month for companionship is a new trend for college students looking for income. SeekingArrangement is a dati...

Students stand against prescription drug abuse

Students stand against prescription drug abuse

Dominique Diaz

April 27, 2014


Filed under Features

Every day in the United States, 105 people die from a drug overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year,20,000 people die from prescription drug overdoses. The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center aimed to decrease these numbers through Prescription Drug Awareness Week, April 22-24. The...

Fan finds joy in ‘Cats baseball

Lee Masten

April 16, 2014


Filed under Sports

Chico State sports have staunch supporters from all over the city coming to sporting events. Jim Clawson is part of this crowd. With the wonderful weather Chico has been experiencing, Clawson made his way to Nettleton Stadium to enjoy a Wildcat baseball game with his wife. “Today is just a great day to be outside,...

Blacksmith Club sends sparks flying

Blacksmith Club sends sparks flying

Risa Johnson

April 15, 2014


Filed under Features, Photo Galleries, Video

Photographs by Alex Boesch. [dropcap]R[/dropcap]aging flames, whirring fans and chirring saws compete for attention in the Ayres Hall workshop. "Shake, Rattle and Roll" can barely be made out amidst the chaos. The Blacksmith Club began this semester, and it is heating up — to 1,300 degrees. Gabriel Maddox, a senior applied computer graphics major, instigated the club. The adviser, David Barta, worked to get it approved for a year and now the group meets every Tu...

Endurance event tests Wildcat athletes

Endurance event tests Wildcat athletes

Emerson Keenan

April 15, 2014


Filed under Sports, Track and field

A sport originating with runners dashing from one church to another and prancing over streams and walls during the 1800s in England eventually became an event in track and field. Steeplechase combines long-distance running with the skill of hurdling. During a 3,000-meter race, athletes must ru...

The O-Face: Cultural comparisons of sex

The O-Face: Cultural comparisons of sex

Michael Karp

April 14, 2014


Filed under Features

Sexuality is different in every culture. Its role in people’s lives has varied throughout human history and continues to change as time goes on.   Different cultures do it differently.   Japan has love hotels. The Netherlands begins sex education in kindergarten. A society...

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