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Country Pumpkins sign located in Orland, California. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Halloween Special: Orion does a haunted corn maze

Alex Coba // October 31, 2019

Reporters Angel Ortega, Rayanne Painter and Alex Coba survived the Haunted Corn Maze at Country Pumpkins in Orland. Spooks included: actors destroying a car with a bat and several gory characters running...

Quinn Harris (Elizabeth Lail) downloads an app that tells her she has only three days to live.
(STX Films)

‘Countdown’: cheesy and flawed horror film fails to deliver a scare

Angel Ortega and Melissa Herrera // October 30, 2019

“Countdown” is a flawed horror film riddled with clichés. Directed and written by Justin Dec, “Countdown” tells the story of Quinn Harris (Elizabeth Lail), a nurse who downloads...

The Orion Newscast: Zombieland & Pumpkin Heads

The Orion Newscast: Zombieland & Pumpkin Heads

Christian Solis // October 23, 2019

https://youtu.be/e2KmvAKiqNQ This week on the Orion Newscast, reporters find out why people are standing for hours with pumpkins on their heads and resident film critic, Angel Ortega, discusses Zombieland:...

Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), Wichita (Emma Stone), Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) and Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) continue to fight for survival in Zomebieland, 10 years after the events of the first film.  
Courtesy of Sony Pictures Publicity.

‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ is funny, but not much else

Angel Ortega and Melissa Herrera // October 23, 2019

“Zombieland: Double Tap” is all flash and no substance.Taking place 10 years after the events of the first film, Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Little Rock (Abigail...

There were a balanced number of females and males that participated in the competition. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Z-Rock’s 23rd annual Pumpkinhead

Danielle Kessler // October 23, 2019

106.7 FM Z-Rock put on their 23rd annual Pumpkinhead contest and it was ridiculous in the best way possible. The contest, which was hosted by Carl’s Jr, showcased the spirit of fall and the tradition...

Video: ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ film review

Angel Ortega and Rayanne Painter // October 21, 2019

Resident film critic Angel Ortega discusses "Between Two Ferns: The Movie."Angel Ortega and Melissa Hererra can be reached at [email protected]

Chico State taking advantage of their possession of the ball. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Video: Chico State v.s. San Bernardino

Melissa Herrera // October 19, 2019

Reporter Karina Cope interviews midfielder Camille Lidster about the team’s victory over Cal State San Bernardino. Karina Cope can be reached at [email protected] or @KarinaICope on Twitter....

Video: Students reflect on the importance of ‘Queer Week’ events

Mary Vogel and Melissa Herrera // October 16, 2019

Mary Vogel and Melissa Herrera can be reached at [email protected]

The faces of Chico’s LGBTQ+ comedy scene

Melissa Herrera // October 16, 2019

Tender Loving Coffee hosted a night of local LGBTQ+ comedians and performers. To watch their performances, check out this week's Orion newscast.Melissa Herrera can be reached at [email protected]

The Orion Newscast: Queer Week and Between Two Ferns Review

The Orion Newscast: Queer Week and Between Two Ferns Review

Christian Solis // October 16, 2019

https://youtu.be/-A5oZXyoa1o This week on the Orion Newscast we cover Queer Week on Chico State campus and Angel Ortega reviews Between Two Ferns by Zach Galifianakis. Christian Solis can be reached...

Zach Galifianakis plays as himself in

‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ is a refreshing and hilarious comedy

Angel Ortega and Melissa Herrera // October 14, 2019

“Between Two Ferns: The Movie” is a hilarious film that reflects Zach Galifianakis’ exceptional comedic style. “Between Two Ferns: The Movie” is a fictious spin-off of Galifianakis’...

Both teams wait for the kick as the end of the game approaches. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Video: Chico State men’s soccer v.s. Cal Poly Pomona

Melissa Herrera and Wesley Harris // October 13, 2019

Reporter Wesley Harris interviews Midfielder Alex Fluitt and Forward Noah Ross about the team's loss to conference leader Cal Poly Pomona on Friday night. Wesley Harris can be reached at [email protected]

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