The Orion

Ballin’ on a budget

Ballin' on a budget

Kyra Stemplinger

February 7, 2017

Retail therapy is a real thing and for those Chico State students who want to keep a fresh style without breaking the bank, the area around campus offers a tremendous amount of affordable shops where you can find trendy clothes.Show Love Thrift is located at 1405 Park Ave. Not only do they offer every day...

Wildcat Pantry grows, connects with campus and students

Non-perishable food on the shelves of the Wildcat pantry. Photo credit: Molly Sullivan

Molly Sullivan

September 21, 2016

Kathleen Moroney’s office is like no other on campus. Next to her desk and the other typical office furniture, Moroney has two bookcases full of food. There are shelves filled with rice, canned food, peanut butter and a box of squash and gourds lies on the floor. Her office is home to the Wildc...

A beginner’s guide to thrifting

I was able to buy all of these for $18.50, seven items for under $20. Photo credit: Carly Plemons

Carly Plemons

March 20, 2016

It’s hard to balance a budget and the desire to shop as a college student. Something many fail to realize is that finding trending clothing styles at the right price is easier than it seems when you know where and how to shop. Thrift shopping is the easiest way to hunt for things you just can’t...

Attempted robbery at Salvation Army

A man who attempted to rob The Salvation Army on Broadway Street has yet to be identified by police. Photo credit: Kindra Robinson

December 14, 2015

A man attempted to rob the Salvation Army on Broadway Street on Dec. 3.Two Salvation Army Thrift Store employees were closing the store and leaving when they were confronted by a suspect inside the store.He was in possession of a knife and demanded money from the employees, according to a Chico Police Department...

Students spend spring break building homes

The building crew includes students and construction management teachers. Photo credit: Shayla Ramos

Amanda Hovik

March 18, 2014

Some students spent their spring break in the sun, but with shovels in hand, doing manual labor. Chico State partnered with the Salvation Army to do the Blitz Build, constructing transitional rehabilitation housing in just nine days. The volunteers started work March 14 and had until March 22 to complete two 1,600...

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