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

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.

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 Breslin) and Wichita (Emma Stone) are doing well for themselves as they’ve managed to survi...

Z-Rock’s 23rd annual Pumpkinhead

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

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 that the radio show has kept going for so long.Pumpkinhead, which is an endurance contest to see ...

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]

Video: Chico State v.s. San Bernardino

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

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 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 at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 on Twitter.

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

Zach Galifianakis plays as himself in

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

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

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

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...

The Painting of Butte Environmental Council’s New Interactive Mural

The board members showed their support and offered supplies, aid, and information about upcoming events. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

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

Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) is a failed comedian who's a downward spiral into madness transforms him into the Joker. 
Warner Bros. website photo

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...

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