Student newspaper get props

Orion journalists, designers bring home several awards

Chico State’s student newspaper, The Orion, recently won several awards from the California College Media Association, including first place for best large college newspaper in California.

The students took home the awards earlier this month during the Midwinter National College Journalism Convention hosted by the Associated Collegiate Press in San Francisco. Competing against schools with student populations of 10,000 or more, The Orion took home two more first-place awards: best front page design and best feature story, along with second-place awards for inside spread design and breaking news coverage.

Additionally, The Orion won two ACP awards—seventh place for best weekly newspaper and second place for best website.