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Meet The Orions fall 2024 editorial board. Collage created by Ariana Powell on May 8 using Pixlr.

Meet The Orion’s fall 2024 editorial board!

The Orion // May 17, 2024

The Orion's editorial board for the fall 2024 semester has been selected! To get to know them, read below: Editor-in-chief, Ariana Powell Hello all. My name is Ariana Powell, or Ari, and I will...

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Congrats to The Orion graduates!

The Orion // May 15, 2024

Graduation quickly approaches, and thus it is time to say goodbye to some of The Orion's editors and staffers. Get to know those who are walking and graduating this semester and help us celebrate them: Molly...

People gather around a table during the Giving Day Fair. Taken by Ariana Powell on March 6.

Giving Day Tabling Fair proves fruitful

Ariana Powell, Editor-in-Chief // March 7, 2024

Multiple Chico State clubs and campus organizations were out at the Trinity Commons during the Giving Day Tabling Fair on Wednesday, including The Orion. Here’s how they fared during this spring’s...

Chico State University President addresses instructor’s controversial message

Chico State University President addresses instructor’s controversial message

Ellie Marty and Jackson Elrod // November 1, 2023

On Monday Chico State University President Steve Perez issued an email to the campus community addressing a Canvas message released by an instructor making accusations against the University and the Chief...

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Tips on boosting productivity: A guide to a fruitful lifestyle  

Daisy Beltran, Reporter // May 18, 2023

  Productivity is an essential aspect of our daily lives, whether we are working or pursuing personal goals.  One benefit to productivity is that it allows us to accomplish tasks at a quicker rate....

Sparking Sustainability

Sparking Sustainability

Meara Hain, Reporter // May 13, 2023

The City of Chico announced its goal to be carbon neutral by 2045. The electrification campaign is part of their climate action plan aiming at making Chico more sustainable. Electrification is the process...

Graphic of a robotic hand.

Technology in education: Is it helping or hindering students’ learning?

Daisy Beltran, Reporter // May 10, 2023

AI is starting to transform not just the way we think, but the systems and daily structures we operate on. In the education landscape, technology is rapidly changing.  Artificial intelligence...

Photo of a mural in front of the local restaurant La Cocina Economica, taken on May 3, 2023.

A Chicana’s take on Cinco De Mayo

Abbigail Kovac // May 4, 2023

Following Cesar Chavez Day, and with Cinco de Mayo around the corner, I find myself reminiscing about an odd memory. It was a hot spring day in early May. I was serving water at the Los Angeles Country...

Man in sombrero posing in front of an airplane.

Narcocorridos: Glorifying drug lords or telling truths?

Daisy Beltran, Reporter // April 25, 2023

Latin artists are taking the music industry by storm and the momentum doesn't seem to be slowing down. Reggaeton has always been the reigning champ of the Spanish music genre. Yet there is another...

White plate filled with plantains, sushi and chicken

Kwando Buffet Chinese restaurant: Snack or Yak

Meara Hain, Reporter // April 24, 2023

Kwandos, or “Heaven on EARTH” as it says on their website, is an Asian buffet-style restaurant that has been viewed as far from heavenly by many. I went to see if Kwandos is a snack, or is going to...

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Life beyond the screen: The importance of putting down your phone

Daisy Beltran, Reporter // April 24, 2023

Phones keep us connected with family and friends. They keep us updated about news, weather updates and help us answer our questions in a matter of seconds. But excessive phone use can affect our mental...

Chico State associate professor, Lindsay Briggs, poses for a photo. Courtesy of Lindsay Briggs.

Lindsay Briggs on multiple controversies stemming from CUSD board meeting

Ariana Powell, City Editor // April 19, 2023

On April 5, Lindsay Briggs, a Chico State public health associate professor who has a Ph.D. in health behavior and sex research, spoke out in support of trans student privacy at a Chico Unified School...

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