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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 orionmanaging[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....

Evacuation Warning courtesy of @ButteSheriff on Twitter Photo credit: Butte County Sheriffs Office

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...

Multiple discussion groups took place in small groups. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

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....

Tyler Garcia, 19, talks about how he and his family decided to stay in their home off of Honey Run Road despite the evacuation orders for the Camp Fire and the flash flood warnings. Photo credit: Alex Grant

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,...

Plump pumpkins from the harvest festival Photo credit: Justin Jackson

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....

Chico State democrats hand out free hotdogs and voter registration cards. Photo credit: Daelin Wofford

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...

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