The Orion

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...

C-SPAN visits Chico State

C-SPAN visits Chico State. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

Jacqueline Morales

March 9, 2017

The C-SPAN 2017 Cities tour visited Chico State from March 4-8 to speak to students and instructors. C-SPAN, which is in partnership with Comcast, takes on an outreach initiative by traveling to select cities and communities. Their goal is to meet with college students and professors in order to intro...

American’s need to fight for the press

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Roberto Fonseca

March 9, 2017

President Donald Trump held a White House press briefing Feb. 16 but chose to excluded The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Politico, Buzzfeed, the BBC and the Guardian. All of these news corporations have viciously attacked Trump throughout his presidential campaign and his presidency. Trump called these relentless attacks unfai...

Society condemns joking

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Roberto Fonseca

February 26, 2017

Disney decided to cut ties with famous YouTube video commentator Felix Kjellberg known as Pewdiepie over alleged anti-Semitic comments made during his videos Feb. 13. The Wall Street Journal was the first publication to pick up on this story and many news outlets soon followed. All of these news outlets reported on the s...

Obama trumped the media

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Susan Whaley

February 15, 2017

History seems to be forgotten rather quickly when it comes to American politics. When it comes to Barack Obama, America may have the fastest onset of short term memory loss. Obama may not have publicly waged a war on the media, such as our new president, but he avoided, criticized and tried to persecute ...

Spillway crisis causes class cancellations, affects Chico State faculty

Oroville lake, spillway and emergency spillway. Photo courtesy of California Department of Water Resources.

Kayla Fitzgerald and Alejandra Fraga

February 14, 2017

Students have experienced class cancellations since some faculty have been unable to reach campus because of the Oroville Spillway crisis. Forrest Hartman, a professor in the journalism department, is a resident of Oroville and has been unable to leave his home because of potential road closures. "It'...

Alumna balances Hollywood dreams, writing for millennial generation

Katie Booth, a Chico State alumna and one of the founders of Loner Magazine, hopes to incorporate the best of both her acting and writing worlds. Photo courtesy of Katie Booth.

Blaine Ball

March 29, 2015

Unintentional inspiration from one millennial to another has led to the creation of a magazine that thrives off the voice of a generation.Loner Magazine is a one-month-old online publication founded by four journalists covering current and popular societal topics. From subjects as broad as health and equality to some as controversial as sex and femin...

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