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We Sit Down with the Former Advisor for The Orion

Kendall George

May 13, 2019


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Mark Plenke, the former advisor of The Orion and instructor at Chico State, will be retiring at the end of this semester. In this video interview, he talks past memories working at Chico State, his plans for retirement and advice for student journalists. Kendall George can be reached at [email protected] or @kendallmgeorge on Twitt...

Shots fired on Porter Way and Rio Lindo Avenue

Shots fired on Porter Way and Rio Lindo Avenue

Gordy Papalias

May 4, 2019


Filed under Community, Crime, News, Showcase

Chico police received multiple reports of what sounded like gunshots around Porter Way and Rio Lindo Avenue at 9:30 p.m. on Friday.Witnesses reported a male pedestrian quickly leaving the area. Police officers were able to detain 25 year old Jordan Tapp behind a closed business in the 100 Block of Rio Lindo Avenue.Chico police recovered a handgun from Tapp who ...

Paradise schools are making rebuilding progress after Camp Fire

Paradise schools are making rebuilding progress after Camp Fire

Trenton Taylor

May 1, 2019


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

There was one thing going through the mind of Paradise Unified School District Superintendent Michelle John on the morning of the Camp Fire, "Get these kids and staff off the ridge safely."“Communications broke down throughout the town, but our busses immediately got the kids, and cell phones wer...

Criminal threats lead to arrest at Enloe Medical Center

Criminal threats lead to arrest at Enloe Medical Center

Gordy Papalias

April 30, 2019


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On Monday at about 7:35 p.m. a Chico police officer arrived at Enloe Medical Center to finish a mental health evaluation when he saw patients fleeing the emergency room and saying there was a man running around saying he had a gun.Officers were able to get a description of the suspect and found out he was carrying a duffel bag. At this point all available officers responded to Enloe Medical Center.Several people saw the suspect jump out of a window and they directed officers to his location. The suspect, 56 year old Russell Niewald, was apprehended near the intersection of West 6th Avenue and Esplanade.According to the Chico Police Department press release, the suspect was aggressive, resistant and verbally threatening officers and staff, an...

Sunrise Movement endorses Audrey Denney in 2020 election after Green New Deal pledge

Sunrise Movement endorses Audrey Denney in 2020 election after Green New Deal pledge

Nate Rettinger

April 29, 2019


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In the historic El Rey theatre, Audrey Denney triumphantly held the newly signed pledge to support a Green New Deal up to a roar of applause. With this pledge, Denney became an ally in the fight against climate change with the Sunrise Movement. Saturday night a rally was held by the Sunrise Move...

Men’s Rugby Going to Nationals and Artist Makes Phoenix Out of Keys on the Orion Newscast 4/24/19

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor

April 25, 2019


Filed under News, Newscasts, Showcase, Visuals

This week on #TheOrionNewscast: The Chico State Men's Rugby team is going to the national championship for the first time in the program's history. The Orion was given the opportunity to sit down with Jessie Mercer, these weeks featured artist to talk about a project she's working on with the keys...

Trevor Guthrie Discusses New Role as AS President

Kendall George

April 23, 2019


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Trevor Guthrie, Chico State’s new Associated Students President, talks in depth about his candidacy, presidency and plans for the future. Guthrie also speaks on the A.S. budget, last year’s fee increase and the proposed low-barrier shelter. Kendall George can be reached at [email protected] or @kendallmgeorge on Twitt...

Campus Elections and LGBTQ+ Conference on The Orion Newscast 4/17/19

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor

April 17, 2019


Filed under News, Newscasts, Showcase, Video, Visuals

Students are voting for student leaders to represent them in the Associated Students, we've got what you need to know about the presidential candidates. The Queer & Trans week conference and their theme of "Queer Existence is Resistance". Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 o...

Two pedestrians robbed and beaten at gunpoint adjacent to campus

Two pedestrians robbed and beaten at gunpoint adjacent to campus

Gordy Papalias

April 17, 2019


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

Two pedestrians were beaten with a pistol, then robbed at the intersection of Warner Street and West Sacramento Avenue at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday morning.Chico Police Department responded to the call where the two victims, aged 22 and 23, reported that three adult black males came up behind them after exiting a silver, four-door sedan. A fourth suspect stayed in the vehicle, according to a Chico Police Department press release.One of the suspects brandished a pistol while demanding cash and both victims had visible injuries from the incident.The suspects were last seen leaving the area in the silver sedan.Chico State has sent a Timely Warning Crime Bulletin with tip...

Meet the 2019 Associated Students Presidential Candidates

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Video, Visuals

Three people are running for the Associated Students presidential position this spring. Whoever wins will have the potential to have the largest voice for students at Chico State. So, we sat down with each of them and asked who they are, how they would address sustainability on campus, how they would...

Homeless shelter to open near campus, Chico State administration in opposition

Homeless shelter to open near campus, Chico State administration in opposition

Kendall George

April 13, 2019


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

President Gayle Hutchinson sent out a campus-wide email Friday explaining the university’s opposition to a new low-barrier homeless shelter on the corner of 4th and Orange streets. In this email, she attached two letters that she wrote to the city council, expressing her priority for student’s safety...

5 Mile Myth and Brooke Larsen on The Orion Newscast 4/10/19

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor

April 10, 2019


Filed under News, Newscasts, Showcase, Video, Visuals

5 Mile Myth is a local band who's mix of musical genres has garnered newfound popularity in Chico. Brooke Larsen is The Orion's Wildcat of the Week and is the top hitter and pitcher on Chico State's Softball team. Also, the Chico Boys & Girls Club hosted a Paradise Cook-Off to raise funds for...

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