About The Orion

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About the Orion

California State University, Chico's award-winning weekly newspaper, The Orion, offers students the opportunity to improve newsgathering, editing and management skills while experiencing a fully operational newspaper.

While serving as staff members, students may develop a reporting specialty and eventually move into an editor position.

The Orion is perhaps the most honored college newspaper in the country. So honored, in fact, that it was named to the Associated Collegiate Press Hall of Fame in 2005 for being a winner of or finalist for the coveted Pacemaker Award some 22 times since 1988. The Orion continues to win numerous national and regional awards, including the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award and the National Newspaper Association General Excellence Award.

The Orion was founded in 1975. Its predecessor, The Wildcat, was founded in 1926 and was published for 50 years.

The Orion online edition features breaking news, Web-only and multimedia content, updates of stories and content from the print edition of The Orion..

For additional information contact the adviser to The Orion, Mark Plenke, or department chair Susan Wiesinger.