The Orion

R. Kelly’s interview and the danger of entertainment news

Photo credit: Gage Northcutt

Gage Northcutt

March 20, 2019

Keep your eyes sharp, ears keen, and your skepticism at healthy levels while partaking in entertainment “news.”Let me make things clear: this is not a defense for R. Kelly, it is a defense for journalism and truth. That is why the performance of CBS and other media outlets alike is shameless ...

Wildcat on the Street: Social media consent

Wildcat on the Street: Social media consent

August 28, 2018

We asked students around Chico State their opinion about social media consent and what it means to them. Karen Limones can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

Spring break travel plans

Emily Browning, junior English major, will be traveling to Pendleton, Indiana for spring break.

Blaine Ball

March 14, 2015

Chico State students shared their spring break destinations with The Orion before they headed out for the sand, slots and shops. Blaine Ball can be reached at [email protected] or @BlaineHBall on Twitter....

Museum celebrates 5th anniversary with hands-on learning

Four-year-old museum visitor Oliver Connell tries his hand at milking an artificial utter at the Gateway Science Museum's five-year anniversary celebration. Photo credit: George Johnston

Blaine Ball

March 8, 2015

Bloodsucking insects and cannulated cows are just a few things that people can get their hands on when exploring Chico State's Gateway Science Museum, which thrives off its interactive and informative exhibits that attract guests of all ages. The Gateway Science Museum is led by Dr. Renee Renner, and 2015 marks its fifth anni...

Local pedicab owner a driving force in community

Mike Griffith's dog, Little G, is with the pedicab driver every pedal of the way and even dresses up with Griffith depending on the holiday. Photo courtesy of Mike Griffith.

Blaine Ball

March 1, 2015

Nine years ago, Mike Griffith was homeless and living in a Chico park until he found his calling. Now, he's become a familiar and active voice in the community after riding out of the dark hole in which he found himself by starting a pedicab business. Griffith, more commonly known as Mike ...

Future teacher embarks upon African adventure

Jeanette Adame, junior history major, taught English to young children in the Zanzibar region of Africa. Photo courtesy of Jeanette Adame.

Blaine Ball

February 18, 2015

Jeanette Adame taught English to students and climbed one of the highest mountains in the world during a three-week trip to Africa last summer. With the goal of becoming a teacher, she experienced the ups and downs that many of the locals frequently encounter in and out of the classroom.As part of the volunteer org...

Q&A: Chico State President Paul Zingg

Chico State President Paul Zingg holds up one of the many ties from his extensive collection. Zingg has been president of the university since 2004. Photo credit: Malik Payton

Blaine Ball

January 27, 2015

Paul Zingg, president of Chico State, has many goals, ambitions and ties. With a decorated resume and a vast collection of sports memorabilia, Zingg leads the university in its efforts toward academic and intercollegiate athletic excellence as he heads into his 12th year as president of Chico State....

Working Wildcat: Improving interview body language

Ariel Hernandez Photo credit: Kasey Judge

Ariel Hernandez

May 4, 2014

Interviewing is a nerve-wracking process. Trying to say the right thing, dress appropriately and not sweat through your shirt can be exhausting. Unfortunately for some, the focus on saying the right thing overshadows proper body language during an interview. If you have an interview coming up, avoid the...

Working WildCat: Perfecting professional attire

Ariel Hernandez.Photo credit: Kasey Judge

Ariel Hernandez

February 21, 2014

To suit up or not to suit up?There is a lot of confusion about the proper time for business professional versus business casual attire. As if trying to interview, network and give presentations wasn’t stressful enough, figuring out what is appropriate to wear is just an additional burden.If you are trying to decide whether to sport business professional or casual, ask yourself what lev...

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