The Orion

Resilience through knitting: Camp Fire survivor gave out over 1,000 beanies during tragedy

Quirarte spreading peace and love through beanies. Photo credit: Mimi Quirarte

Melissa Joseph

November 20, 2019

As cold weather draws near, it’s hard to forget the emotional and physical chill left by the Camp Fire this time, last year. The Camp Fire burned tens of thousands of homes and killed 85 people; those who survived were left with nowhere to go in the cold rains of November.One survivor, Donna Ara...

Camp Fire relief needs your help, but let’s volunteer and donate effectively

Getty Photos image by PatCamera.

Rayanne Painter

December 4, 2018

It’s difficult to watch your community struggle through a devastation as impactful and detrimental as the Camp Fire. If you were able to return to your intact house, town, schools and jobs, it’s even more difficult to come back to Butte County and try and continue to live the life you we...

Real Men Wear Pink for breast cancer research

Many Chico locals are also a part of the ACS campaign including Sheriff Kory Honea. Image credit to Alain Tomatis

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

October 23, 2017

Chico Police Chief Michael O' Brien is a candidate for the Real Men Wear Pink campaign that is held by American Cancer Society.The ACS gets candidates that have been nominated and gives them a website where people can go donate to raise funds for breast cancer research.So far, O' Brien has raised a total of $1,575 and has a goal of $...

Giving time, not money to charity

Prin Mayowa

April 13, 2014

I wish that Sarah McLachlan and her border collie spent less time trying to guilt me into giving money to abused and sheltered animals.I have my own dogs that need to be fed expensive Petco food and groomed, which costs hundreds of dollars every year.I don't know if anyone has noticed yet, but being a broke col...

Chico State's independent student newspaper