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Challah pronounced ‘Holla!’

Molly Myers, News Editor // September 24, 2022

Challah is a traditional Jewish bread served every Friday during Shabbat and every Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah — or Jewish New Year — begins Sunday, making it the perfect time to try this recipe. This...

Roni Jean performing live at Freebird Yoga

‘Resting Sad Face’ paves way for up and coming Chico legend

Mario Ortiz Jr, A&E Editor // June 1, 2022

Lush and intoxicating are words that best describe the music of Chico State's own Roni Jean and their debut album, “Resting Sad Face.”  Roni Jean proves to be not just another face in the crowd...

Junior first baseman Willie Lajoie hits a single to center field.

Chico State baseball avoids sweep in dominant fashion

Johnny Maldonado, Reporter // May 4, 2022

During the four-game series it looked as if Cal State Monterey Bay would walk away with four victories, but the Wildcats were looking for vengeance in their final home game.  Game one had two...

Chico state is set to make a defensive play against Cal State San Bernardino

Wildcat softball reaps second double-digit win streak of the season

JohnnyMaldonado, Reporter // April 29, 2022

Starting off the series against Stanislaus State, the Wildcats were held scoreless until the fourth inning. Freshman utility player Hailey Seva kicked off the inning with a walk to get things started.  Standing...

An old Orion newspaper stand. Photo by Devonte Barr.

The Orion joins exodus from print to online

Mario Ortiz Jr, Staff Writer // September 13, 2021

Chico State student journalists have returned to the newsroom in Plumas Hall for the first time in  a year and a half. The Orion shifted to a digital only platform in Spring 2020 after 45 years...

During the event, students and volunteers gathered together to remember those they have lost in the past Photo credit: Mary Vogel

Trans Day of Remembrance Video

Mary Vogel and Melissa Herrera // December 3, 2019

Reporter Carolyn Allen interviews Stonewall Alliance Board Member Connor Wenzel about the origins of this event. Melissa Herrera can be reached at [email protected] or Twitter: @Melissa_Swimz27

What happened at the Area 51 ‘raid’

Emily Neria // September 23, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6Q1ufC6TCc Reporter Emily Neria interviews the attendees of Alienstock 2019 in Rachel, Nevada Two million people signed up for the Facebook event to “raid Area...

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...

A robbery first occurred at the 500 block of West 11th St. before a turning into a car chase down East Avenue. Photo credit: Gordy Papalias

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...

Paradise locals gather into groups and each member take turns placing dots on the Paradise map. The dots signify the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Paradise, CA. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

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...

Elaine Kramer (left) and Pam Farly (right) were two of four women panel members during the Tuesday night discussion session. Photo credit: Kendall George

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....

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