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YouTube Channel ‘SusDudes’ demonstrates more sides to college other than academics

Friends Ethan Serzynski and Owen Duffey share a YouTube channel focused on creating a platform where people can just laugh. Many videos on their YouTube channel feature Chico State and many of their students. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Kimberly Morales

October 13, 2019

Chico State is known for a lot of things, a beautiful campus, heavy rain, or even loud parties—but how about its appearances across YouTube?Search up “Chico State” on YouTube, and you might find the SusDudes, a YouTube channel started two years ago by Ethan Serzynski and Owen Duffrey, s...

Poppy drags after AViVA pops at quirky Senator show

Musician and YouTuber Poppy performs her strange tunes to a small venue in the Senator Theatre. Photo credit: Rachael Bayuk

Rachael Bayuk

February 25, 2019

The human embodiment of confusion, Poppy, visited Chico's Senator theatre. Youtube sensation Poppy brought whimsy to metal in her late-night show.Poppy has a history of presenting the strange and unusual. Her stage presence does not disappoint in that regard. She floats on and off the stage like a fi...

Society condemns joking

Photo credit: Chase Falk

Roberto Fonseca

February 26, 2017

Disney decided to cut ties with famous YouTube video commentator Felix Kjellberg known as Pewdiepie over alleged anti-Semitic comments made during his videos Feb. 13. The Wall Street Journal was the first publication to pick up on this story and many news outlets soon followed. All of these news outlets reported on the s...

‘Dirty 30’ worth the watch for Youtuber fans

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Anna Porretta

September 27, 2016

With people rising to internet fame every day, it's becoming increasingly more common to see internet-famous people breaking into the mainstream culture. People are turning their thousands and even millions of followers from apps like Vine into some serious recognition and fame.YouTube is easily one...

Armed robber suspect arrested after 11 hour standoff

Standoff between SWAT team members and Edward Walcott went long into the night till Walcott was force to leave his building  at 12:22 a.m. Photo credit: George Johnston

February 8, 2016

A suspect for armed robbery has been arrested early this morning after an 11 hour standoff with Chico Police. According to a police press release, a male suspect robbed a Money Saver market on Park Avenue at gunpoint around 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 7. He fled to an apartment on Oakdale Street after his r...

The Orion Vlog: #DearMe

#DearMe is a new youtube hash-tag that encourages people to talk the younger version of themselves.

Salahadin Albutti

March 15, 2015

Orion staff and Chico State student answer the question: "If you have a chance to the younger you, what would you say?"

Leave the party school reputation behind

Illustration by Darian Maroney

Daisy Dardon

March 15, 2015

Many people know that Chico State was once considered the No. 1 party school in America in a ranking by Playboy magazine in 1986. What some may not realize is that students today are still trying to make Chico State the No. 1 party school. I'm not sure this is the greatest idea. For one, what would futur...

Criminal Youtubers must be punished

Megan Mann

October 16, 2014

Groping girl's butts, trying to force kisses out of them and even more types of sexual harassment, all filmed without a consent form prior to the events. Sounds like some great entertainment, right? Wrong. These are the types of videos that are featured on Sam Pepper's YouTube channel. He and his fr...

Campus network needs upgrade

Photo credit: Ashley O'Looney

Christine Lee

April 22, 2014

Chico State’s aging wire infrastructure is being replaced in order to meet demands of growing numbers of unique devices.Because there are roughly 2.5 electronics per person, 20,000 unique devices use the Chico State campus Internet at any given time every day."In the last five years, we've seen ...

Professor recruits to rebrand Chico

John Roussell, professor of communications design. Courtesy of Chico State.

Enrique Raymundo

April 21, 2014

A communications design professor will be starting a YouTube channel in June with the intention of changing Chico State's party image. The channel will be one of the final stages of a year-long project, which included the efforts of more than 300 students. Professor John Roussell began student ...

The O-Face: Learning about “The Best Sex Ever”

Michael Karp Photo credit: Kasey Judge

Michael Karp

March 21, 2014

If you haven’t heard of Laci Green, you may have heard of her presentation, “The Best Sex Ever.” She spoke March 13 in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium as the third and last installment of UMatter Day. The talk covered topics such as sex, alcohol and consent. Laci Green is a YouTube star fam...

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