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A Camp Fire Toy Drive is located on Main Street in downtown Chico. Kozette McGowan organized the event with the children affected by the Camp Fire in mind so that they can have something of comfort. The toy drive will be going on until Dec 17. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

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Olyvia Simpson // December 10, 2018

A Camp Fire Toy Drive is located on Main Street in downtown Chico. Kozette McGowan organized the event with the children affected by the Camp Fire in mind so that they can have something of comfort. The...

Roughhousing toughens up soft kids

Roughhousing toughens up soft kids

Evan Roberts and Dongyoung Won // October 11, 2016

Between everyone being a winner, physical contact games being banned at schools and a lot of child's play being all but banned, it seems like a lot of kids are being taught how to be softies. The emotional...

Photo credit: Bobbie Rae Jones

Not having children is my choice, not yours

Joann Chevaillier and Bobbie Rae Jones // April 18, 2016

Easter is such a fun day to watch kids run around all hopped up on sugar and looking for eggs. While visiting my boyfriend's family, I was having so much fun, then suddenly the dreaded question gets asked,...

Photo credit: Helen Suh

Money talks, just not in front of the kids

Brittany Mcclintock // March 1, 2016

Money can be a stressful thing to talk about. Whether you have a lot of money or not much at all, it can be the main topic of concern. When you’re getting paid, paying bills, buying things for the...

The Torres Shelter has many bunks designated for women. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall.

Local homeless shelter may close its doors

February 7, 2016

The Torres Shelter has been providing housing and support for homeless men, women, and children since 2003. Amid their current financial crisis, the Orion went inside and toured the shelter to take a look...

Illustration by Katherine Kurz Photo credit: Katherine Kurz

Babysitting is the best form of birth control

Elizabeth Ernster // September 6, 2015

“Mind your manners and make sure to listen while we are gone,” says every parent ever leaving their child with a babysitter. Children always smile back and say the sweet words they know will...

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