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The press is not the enemy

Hunter Casperson, Reporter // October 16, 2022

It’s no secret the public has a complicated relationship with the media. Despite spending an average of eight hours a day consuming it, most Americans report having a lack of trust in the media.  According...

Dear Future Orionites: How I found my way through pen and paper

Dear Future Orionites: How I found my way through pen and paper

Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // April 26, 2022

It doesn’t matter if it’s pen and paper or on a laptop — writing has forever changed my life. To be frankly honest with everyone, I had no clue what I would do after high school, until I found my...

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...

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

C-SPAN visits Chico State

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...

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American’s need to fight for the press

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...

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Society condemns joking

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...

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Obama trumped the media

Susan Whaley // February 14, 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...

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

Spillway crisis causes class cancellations, affects Chico State faculty

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,...

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.

Alumna balances Hollywood dreams, writing for millennial generation

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...

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