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Chico State's independent student newspaper

The Orion

Spring 2024 Staff

Ariana Powell
Editor-in-Chief

Ariana Powell

Ariana Powell is in her fourth year at Chico State as a media arts (criticism) and journalism (news) double-major. Now in her fourth semester on The Orion and having assumed the editor-in-chief position, she is prepared to co...

Molly Myers
Managing Editor/Features Editor

Molly Myers

Molly Myers is a transfer student from Palmdale, California. She is a journalism major also minoring in religious studies. Molly is Managing Editor at The Orion and previously worked as Editor-in-Chief. Her work is also published in W...

Heather Taylor
Copy Editor

Heather Taylor

Heather Taylor is a journalism major at Chico State. This is her third semester with The Orion. She has worked as a reporter and copy editor. Outside of school, Taylor enjoys reading, collecting vinyl records, hiking and kayak...

Grace Stark
News Editor

Grace Stark

Grace Stark is a second-year majoring in journalism, news. She is from Loomis, a small town outside of Sacramento. This is her second semester on The Orion and she is excited to pursue her interests in writing and reporting as the...

Nathan Chiochios
Sports Editor

Nathan Chiochios

Nathan Chiochios is in his third year at Chico State as a journalism (news) major. He is from Mountain View, a town in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is his second semester on The Orion, and his first semester as sports editor,...

Jenna McMahon
Opinion Editor

Jenna McMahon

Jenna McMahon transferred to Chico State in fall 2023 from Santa Barbara City College and is in her third-year as a journalism major as well as having added a global studies minor this year. This will be her first year on The O...

Callum Standish
Arts and Entertainment Editor

Callum Standish

Callum Standish is a third year journalism and news major from Castro Valley, California. Standish is in his second semester on The Orion and now serves as the arts and entertainment editor. He has broad interests in cars, mu...

Jessica Miller
Food Editor

Jessica Miller

Jessica Miller is a fourth-year English literature studies major at Chico State with a minor in linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. This will be her first semester with The Orion. After graduation, sh...

Nadia Hill
Social Media Manager

Nadia Hill

Nadia Hill is originally from Carson City, Nevada, and is in the middle of her sophomore year. Currently, she is double-majoring in journalism (public relations) and studio arts. She is one of two social media managers on The Or...

Itzel Saucedo Dominguez
Social Media Manager

Itzel Saucedo Dominguez

Itzel Saucedo is a fourth year from Santa Rosa majoring in journalism with a focus on public relations with a minor in Spanish at Chico State. This is her first semester at The Orion and she is excited to be a part of this or...

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Reporter

Steven Amador

Steven Amador is a fourth-year journalism major; it is his second semester on The Orion. He enjoys reading, keeping up with politics and spending time with friends and family. He is part of the Chico State Rowing club, which ...

Brooke Cárcamo
Reporter

Brooke Cárcamo

Brooke Cárcamo is a third year public relations and news journalism major, minoring in marketing. She is from Santa Clarita and this is her first semester on The Orion. Her interests outside of school include thrifting, cooking,...

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Reporter

Alina Babajko

Alina Babajko is an agricultural communications and leadership major. Her goals in life include helping with food insecurity and improving resource depletion as well as environmental degradation. In her free time she enjoys nat...

Nate Paddock
Reporter

Nate Paddock

Nate Paddock is a journalism major in his third year at Chico State. Nate has had a passion for sports since he could remember including basketball, football and soccer and is excited to incorporate that passion into The Orion. Af...

Fabian Marian
Reporter

Fabian Marian

Fabian Marian is a first year journalism and public and relations student at Chico State. This is his first semester on The Orion and he is very thrilled to be a part of the team. In his free time he enjoys reading, listening to...

Toby Neal
Reporter

Toby Neal

Toby Neal is a public relations major, graduating in May. This is his first semester writing for The Orion. Neal is looking forward to bringing interesting and informative stories to the publication. He likes to keep his finger on ...

Shane Aweeka
Reporter

Shane Aweeka

Shane is a senior at Chico State, scheduled to graduate this May with a bachelor's degree in public administration and a minor in international relations. In September, Shane will begin working towards his master's in the Net...

Lukas Mann
Reporter

Lukas Mann

Lukas Mann is a journalism major with a minor in broadcasting. He is currently enrolled in his third-year at Chico State. Lukas has had a keen interest in sports for the majority of his life and is looking forward to integrati...

Amy Blair
Reporter

Amy Blair

Amy Blair is in her third year and is studying journalism, news, as well as criminal justice. This is her first semester working at The Orion. In her free time she enjoys reading, playing music, painting and spending time at c...

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Reporter

Samuel Moore

Sam Moore is a senior at Chico state. This is his first semester at the Orion. Sam will be covering news and hopefully sports this semester. Sam is from San Luis Obispo, California. It is a small coastal town. Sam works as a Do...

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Reporter

Kya Williams

Kya Williams is a third year student majoring in journalism and minoring in communications. She was born in Chicago, Illinois but was raised in Santa Barbara where she began her journalism journey. This is her first semester as a...

Milca Elvira Chacon
Reporter

Milca Elvira Chacon

Milca Elvira Chacon is a journalism major with a minor in Broadcasting. She was a contributor for The Orion last semester, but is now officially working for the student-led newspaper. She hopes to strengthen her writing skill...

C. Nicholas Kepler
Reporter

C. Nicholas Kepler

C. Nicholas Kepler works as a Solar Broker, raising his beloved 3-year-old son, as a full-time student in the College of Psychology at California State University, Chico. Kepler is an owner and founder of Late Bloomr Vintage Bouti...

Maki Chapman
Reporter

Maki Chapman

Maki Chapman is a journalism major with a minor in German and is currently in his final year at Chico State. Having been interested in journalism for a long time now, he looks forward to working on The Orion again. In his free...

Katie McLaughlin
Head of Marketing and Advertising

Katie McLaughlin

Katie McLaughlin is a junior studying business administration with a concentration in marketing at Chico State. This is her first semester on The Orion as a member The Orion's renewed advertising department. Outside of the The ...