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Wildcat of the Week: Brooke Larsen

Larsen also excels in batting and owns a .316 batting average on the season in 64 plate appearances. She slugs .406 and has a .313 on-base percentage. She has 20 hits with 12 RBIs. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Brandon Downs

April 10, 2019

Brooke Larsen is a transfer student in her sophomore year for Chico State who is putting together a great season on the mound and at the plate. In February, Larsen won California Collegiate Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week, and on April 2 was honored with the Player of the Week award. On the mound, Lar...

The Orion Newscast Dec. 5

A line of Vans shoes, that were given away freely to victims of the Camp FIre Photo credit: Justin Jackson

Christian Solis

December 5, 2018

This week's newscast covers the new Chico City Council members that were sworn into office Tuesday night, flooding conditions, a vans give-away and much more. Three new Chico City Council members were sworn in Tuesday (0:09) Flash flood conditions are updated (0:30) Written stories covered in the ...

The Orion’s Camp Fire Newscast

A flame-shredded American flag hangs on a mostly burnt piece of wood on Wildwood Lane in Paradise. Photo Credit: Alex Grant

Christian Solis

November 28, 2018

Nearly three weeks ago the Camp Fire flames ignited Paradise and several neighboring Butte County communities. The fire burned through 153,336 acres of Butte County. The thick, toxic smoke spread to cities as close as Chico to cities as far as San Francisco. Now that first-responders have fully contained...

Camp Fire Day One: Thousands evacuate through Paradise and Chico

A truck on Skyway destroyed by the destruction of Camp Fire. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Mathew Miranda, Josh Cozine, Natalie Hanson, and Alex Grant

November 8, 2018

Extreme western winds push flames and smoke through Paradise on the first day of the Camp Fire. Updated 9:45 a.m. Friday CalFire's most recent briefing confirmed that the Camp Fire is at an estimated 70,000 acres of damage, and is 5 percent contained. Weather conditions and firefighting effort...

Votes, Vigils and The Day of The Dead on The Orion’s Newscast for Nov. 7

Dellanira Carrillo has half of her face painted like a sugar skull by Saidi Montoya in Trinity Commons on Friday. Check out this story and more on this week's newscast. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Alex Grant

November 7, 2018

On this week's newscast, the midterm election results are released, a vigil is covered, The Day of the Dead is highlighted and several other stories are discussed.2018 Midterm Election Results (0:06)Chico mourns passing of Linda Blacksten (0:59)Josh Fox performs monologue on how “The Truth Has Changed” (1:22)Spirits were high in Chico for Di...

A body, a corn maze and a magic bartender on The Orion’s newscast Oct. 31

An increased police presence was maintained on campus Tuesday, according to an email from President Gayle Hutchinson. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Alex Grant

October 31, 2018

On this week's newscast, the report of a body found on campus is described, the arts team explores a local corn maze and a magic bartender is featured. Multiple gunshots were reported near Chico State's Acker Gym Saturday (0:08) Body found at Kendall Hall, police investigation ongoing (0:29) Local supporters of the #WeWontBeEra...

‘Sit Lie’ Reinstated and The Return of Sigma Chi on The Orion’s newscast Oct. 24

Patrick Newman speaks with police officers at the Chico city council meeting Tuesday. Newman spoke at the podium in front of the city council to oppose the sit and lie ordinance that ended up passing later in the evening. This ordinance allows police officers to detain and remove homeless and transient people that are

Alex Grant

October 24, 2018

On this week's newscast the city council passing of the Sit and Lie Ordinance is covered, the return of Sigma Chi is featured, the Chikoko fashion show is described and much more. Christian Solis, Natalie Hanson, Alejandra Fraga and Alex Grant can be reached at [email protected] or @theori...

The Orion’s weekly newscast Oct. 17

A Chico Unified School District bus proves at the Chico Parade of Lights that creativity does not stop with light decorations as any vehicle or object can be used as well. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Alex Grant, Christian Solis, and Alejandra Fraga

October 18, 2018

On this week's newscast, six stories are recapped by anchors Christian Solis and Alejandra Fraga. The story headlines listed below are organized by the time they appear in the newscast. 1) City council candidates converse on Chico concerns (0:06) 2) Students learn about civic engagement during...

The Orion’s first official weekly newscast Oct. 10

The Women's Resource Clinic held a fundraiser in the Bell Memorial Union Friday, while protestors stood outside the event to question the legitimacy of the clinic. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Alex Grant, Christian Solis, and Natalie Hanson

October 10, 2018

Check out The Orion's first official weekly broadcast. Christian Solis, Natalie Hanson and Alex Grant can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

Erwin Chemerinsky speaks about free speech

Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of University of California, Berkeley Law School Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

October 3, 2018

Chico State brought the controversial nature of free speech to the forefront of campus by inviting U.C. Berkeley's Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky to speak for Constitution day on Thursday. Chemerinsky came to campus to speak about the status of free speech and the First Amendment. According to...

Chico City Council candidates address student concerns

Council candidates left students out of the conversation on Wednesday. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

September 7, 2018

Eight city council candidates gathered at a forum, Wednesday, to discuss policy positions and local problems, but failed to mention one key topic.The public forum, hosted by the Chico Chamber of Commerce, focused on four main questions that focused on local issues. Each candidate also was able to give a...

Video: Sit-lie ordinance creates controversy at Chico City Council meeting

The Chico City Council meeting was more heated than usual, Tuesday night, as dozens of locals argued for or against a sit-lie ordinance. The sit-lie ordinance prohibits people from sitting or laying down on sidewalks or other public places.

Christian Solis

September 5, 2018

Chico City Council members met for their regular monthly meeting, Tuesday night, but the meeting was far from regular. Dozens of locals attended mainly to argue for or against a sit-lie ordinance, a local law that prohibits people from sitting or laying down on sidewalks and other public places. However,...

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