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Camp Fire Story: Lourie Jones evacuated Paradise as flames approached her home

Camp Fire Story: Lourie Jones evacuated Paradise as flames approached her home

Alex Grant and Josh Cozine

November 16, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Showcase

Lourie Jones, a Paradise mother of three and grandmother of six, described her Camp Fire evacuation story. Jones and her family fled their apartment on Wildwood Lane in southeast Paradise on Nov. 8, the day the fire started. Here is her story: Jones sent us a video she took in the car when her family and her evacuated Paradise down Skyway going toward Chico...

Votes, Vigils and The Day of The Dead on The Orion’s Newscast for Nov. 7

Votes, Vigils and The Day of The Dead on The Orion’s Newscast for Nov. 7

Alex Grant

November 7, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Video

On this week's newscast, the midterm election results are released, a vigil is covered, The Day of the Dead is highlighted and several other stories are discussed.2018 Midterm Election Results (0:06)Chico mourns passing of Linda Blacksten (0:59)Josh Fox performs monologue on how “The Truth Has Changed” (1:22)Spirits were ...

Video: Chico City Council candidates voice their opinions on the reinstatement of the Sit-Lie Ordinance

Video: Chico City Council candidates voice their opinions on the reinstatement of the Sit-Lie Ordinance

Alex Grant

November 5, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Video

Seven of the nine candidates sat down to talk about how they feel about the recent passing of the Sit-Lie ordinance. Kasey Reynolds and Jame Aguirre are the only two candidates that weren't included in the video below. I tried reaching out to Reynolds and Aguirre via phone call and email but I was unable...

A body, a corn maze and a magic bartender on The Orion’s newscast Oct. 31

A body, a corn maze and a magic bartender on The Orion’s newscast Oct. 31

Alex Grant

October 31, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Showcase

On this week's newscast, the report of a body found on campus is described, the arts team explores a local corn maze and a magic bartender is featured. Multiple gunshots were reported near Chico State's Acker Gym Saturday (0:08) Body found at Kendall Hall, police investigation ongoing (0:29) Local supporters of the #WeWontBeEra...

‘Sit Lie’ Reinstated and The Return of Sigma Chi on The Orion’s newscast Oct. 24

‘Sit Lie’ Reinstated and The Return of Sigma Chi on The Orion’s newscast Oct. 24

Alex Grant

October 24, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Showcase

On this week's newscast the city council passing of the Sit and Lie Ordinance is covered, the return of Sigma Chi is featured, the Chikoko fashion show is described and much more. Christian Solis, Natalie Hanson, Alejandra Fraga and Alex Grant can be reached at [email protected] or @theori...

Off the Record: coming out, nipple licking and meninism

Karen Limones

October 21, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Rayanne Painter, Rachael Bayuk and guest Alex Grant talk about coming out, trying new things in the bedroom and meninism.Rayanne Painter, Rachael Bayuk and Alex Grant can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

Chico City Council reinstates sit-lie ordinance, opposers turn their backs after decision

Chico City Council reinstates sit-lie ordinance, opposers turn their backs after decision

Josh Cozine

October 17, 2018


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

In a symbolic gesture, about half of Chico citizens attending the council meeting, Tuesday evening, turned their backs to the council as the vote to reinstate the contentious sit lie ordinance passed as the group predicted. One citizen was arrested while attempting to read out loud the 8th amendment—the...

Chico’s City Council candidates fail to represent minority populations

Chico’s City Council candidates fail to represent minority populations

Karen Limones

October 17, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The United States government is slowly progressing at including men and women from minority backgrounds in elected positions. However, Chico has failed to fulfill this gap as there still continues to be an absence of racial and ethnic minority representatives running for City Council. A City Councilor...

Podcast: The funniest name in the NFL

Podcast: The funniest name in the NFL

Andrew Baumgartner, Ricardo Tovar, and Alex Grant

October 12, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Football, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Sports

Another episode of the Wildcat Rumble is back. This week Ricardo and Andrew are joined by special guest, Alex Grant for the second time this year. The group talks NFL football and the upcoming playoff games in the MLB with a look at the funniest name in football. Thank you for listening and be sure to check out more episodes of the Wildcat Rumble an...

The Orion’s first official weekly newscast Oct. 10

The Orion’s first official weekly newscast Oct. 10

Alex Grant, Christian Solis, and Natalie Hanson

October 10, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Showcase, Video

Check out The Orion's first official weekly broadcast. Christian Solis, Natalie Hanson and Alex Grant can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

Dear Board of Trustees, please stop approving raises for administrators

Dear Board of Trustees, please stop approving raises for administrators

Rayanne Painter

October 3, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Only so much can be taken from us until we have nothing left. We are students, most of us with a full-time class load. Many of us have a job, maybe two or even three of them. We have families at home who might need our financial help or are unable to help us out when we are struggling. Rent takes...

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