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

‘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’ web series of the same name, where Galifianakis, host of a public access talk show...

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] or @jiggy_wes on Twitter. ...

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

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

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...

The Painting of Butte Environmental Council’s New Interactive Mural

The Painting of Butte Environmental Council’s New Interactive Mural

Carolyn Allen and Melissa Herrera

October 13, 2019

A non-profit organization called the Butte Environmental Council had an interactive mural painting on Saturday at their Chico office. The event featured live music, food from Gnarly Deli and Kombucha of the Chico Natural Foods Cooperative. The mural was done by Chico-based illustrator and muralist Wyatt Her...

The Orion Newscast: New Paint & Joker Review

The Orion Newscast: New Paint & Joker Review

Christian Solis

October 9, 2019

https://youtu.be/9vGTj-M72Vw This week on The Orion Newscast, Butte Environmental Council commissions a new mural and our very own Angel Ortega reviews the controversial movie, Joker. Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 on Twitter.

‘Joker’ is a beautifully sinister film

‘Joker’ is a beautifully sinister film

Angel Ortega

October 7, 2019

“Joker” is a gruesome, yet poignant adaptation of the infamous DC Comics villain. Arthur Fleck, played by Joaquin Phoenix, is a failed comedian who makes his living as a clown-for-hire. Fleck suffers from mental illness stemming from abuse he experienced in his early life and from the turbul...

The Orion Newscast: Global Climate Strike and Gloga

The Orion Newscast: Global Climate Strike and Gloga

Christian Solis

September 25, 2019

This week on The Orion Newscast Chico State students joined in the Global Climate Strike and students gathered in the BMU to practice glow in the dark yoga. Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 on Twitter.

‘Ad Astra’ is an immersive, thematically deep drama

‘Ad Astra’ is an immersive, thematically deep drama

Angel Ortega

September 22, 2019

“Ad Astra” is a compelling sci-fi drama with stunning visuals, a cohesive narrative and a great performance from Brad Pitt. Clifford McBride (Tommy Lee Jones) leads a voyage called the "Lima Project" into space in search of intelligent life. However, the ship and its crew disappear and are never ...

‘Ad Astra’ is an immersive, thematically deep drama

‘Ad Astra’ is an immersive, thematically deep drama

Angel Ortega

September 22, 2019

“Ad Astra” is a compelling sci-fi drama with stunning visuals, a cohesive narrative and a great performance from Brad Pitt. Clifford McBride (Tommy Lee Jones) leads a voyage called the "Lima Project" into space in search of intelligent life. However, the ship and its crew disappear and are never ...

Featured Artist: JAMM tells all about upcoming music and the Chico music scene

Featured Artist: JAMM tells all about upcoming music and the Chico music scene

Kati Morris

September 15, 2019

In just a year, the band JAMM has made a name for themselves in Chico. With upbeat, feel-good music and a sound that combines a variety of styles ranging from reggae and blues to heavy metal, they are now set to release their first EP (an album with six tracks).JAMM is made up of Chico State students Matt Crocco...

Featured Artist: ‘Your Mom’s Favorite’ new Downtown Chico tattoo shop

Featured Artist: ‘Your Mom’s Favorite’ new Downtown Chico tattoo shop

Rayanne Painter

September 11, 2019

For the past 20 years, the corner of W. First Street by Celestino’s and Chico State has been a tattoo shop. The shop has been swapped from owner to owner over the years, but over the summer, tattoo artists Noe “Weezy” Alvarado and Morgann Villalobos have rebranded the space into th...

We Sit Down with the Former Advisor for The Orion

Kendall George

May 13, 2019

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...

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