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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...

Home invasion and marijuana robbery, one suspect still at large

Home invasion and marijuana robbery, one suspect still at large

Gordy Papalias

March 26, 2019

Three out of four robbery suspects were arrested on Friday after Chico Police received a call reporting a home invasion at a home in the 500 block of West 11th St. When officers arrived at the home two people were inured and they stated that men armed with guns robbed them of their marijuana according...

Community members look toward the future of Paradise

Community members look toward the future of Paradise

Gordy Papalias

February 25, 2019

Cheers erupted from over 100 people in the Paradise Alliance Church on Friday, as community members received a promise that their town will be rebuilt after the Camp Fire disaster. The Paradise Town Council members put the meeting together and Barry Long, the CEO of Urban Design Associates, was the...

Women’s symposium brings 600 people to advocate for female leaders

Women’s symposium brings 600 people to advocate for female leaders

Kendall George

February 18, 2019

From Feb. 12 to Feb. 15, the Wildcat Leadership Institute hosted a "Women Like You" convention, featuring five days of events all under the theme of female empowerment in business/professional settings. All events led up to a symposium on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium....

Evacuation warnings and flooding caused by steady rainfall

Evacuation warnings and flooding caused by steady rainfall

Gordy Papalias

February 14, 2019

Update: 2:12 p.m. According to Meghan McMahon, the Police Information Officer at the Butte County Sheriff's office, "About six houses" have been evacuated due to flooding in the Butte County area. While rain has slowed down through the afternoon hours, there is a high possibility that it will ...

Chico State hosts open sustainability forum

Chico State hosts open sustainability forum

Julian Mendoza

February 7, 2019

An open forum was held in Colusa Hall on Tuesday to discuss measures to move campus in a more sustainable direction. The goal of the forum was to hear ideas from Chico State affiliates and community members. It featured small group discussions about different topics.   Each topic had its own tab...

Chico resident ordered to evacuate twice due to Camp Fire and flash flooding

Chico resident ordered to evacuate twice due to Camp Fire and flash flooding

Josh Cozine

December 21, 2018

Around the police blockade, at the entrance to Honey Run Road on the outskirts of Chico, the Camp Fire could be seen burning in small patches on the northern side of the road. Hopping out of a truck, reporters from The Orion all began shooting videos and pictures, slowly moving further up the road,...

Agriculture brought to the city

Agriculture brought to the city

Justin Jackson

November 5, 2018

Farm City Celebration (FCC) brought the farm to the city, on Saturday, with its harvest festival. The FCC Harvest Festival is a celebration of agriculture. It’s been going on yearly for 14 years. Bidwell Mansion used to run it, but the FCC took it over and made it into what it is now. Theresa Sc...

Dems roast dogs under a giant Trump chicken

Dems roast dogs under a giant Trump chicken

Justin Jackson

October 18, 2018

The Chico State Democrats, on Wednesday, were registering people to vote with hot dogs and a giant chicken. The midterm elections are less than three weeks away, and registering to vote is being heavily encouraged all over the country. Social media has been full of links to register to vote, protesters...

Netflix original film ‘Mudbound’ brings a dense insight in race relations

Netflix original film ‘Mudbound’ brings a dense insight in race relations

Angel Ortega

May 10, 2018

Through well-crafted production and acting, “Mudbound” delivers an ambitious film that is well worth seeing. “Mudbound,” directed by Dee Rees, follows two families in rural post-World War II Mississippi. The white McAllan family operate a farm, while the black Jackson family ar...

Chico State professor researches zebrafish in hopes of creating artificial blood

Chico State professor researches zebrafish in hopes of creating artificial blood

Kelsi Sibert

March 28, 2018

Chico State Associated Professor David Stachura is working with Chico State undergraduate and graduate students as well as collaborators from Harvard and UC San Diego to make blood using zebrafish. Stachura has studied this type of blood research for 12 years but this research has existed since th...

‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ delivers a flawed, but poignant romance

‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ delivers a flawed, but poignant romance

Angel Ortega

March 15, 2018

Though the film does not deliver anything noteworthy in terms of cinematic value, “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” brings a heartfelt and emotional romance to the big screen. Recently featured at The Pageant in Chico, “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” follows t...

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