The Orion

Chico High Future Farmers Of America pumpkin patch returns after five years

Hayrides are offered for a drive around the pumpkin patch. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Olyvia Simpson

October 15, 2018

For the entirety of their summer vacation, anywhere from one to eight students came out to the field for a few hours every Monday through Friday, to individually pull out weeds growing between pumpkins and tend to the crop.“We were out here almost every day just to get rid of the weeds, they were...

The Bidwell ‘Perks’ of volunteering

Bidwell Park is is looking for some volunteers 
Photo courtesy of George Johnston's Facebook

Amelia Storm

March 23, 2016

The city of Chico is hoping to gain a helping hand by hosting training for community members wishing to volunteer in Bidwell Park. There are currently two types of volunteers through the city’s park services. The first are Park Watch volunteers, who act as ambassadors to the park and commit to 4...

Students commemorate Chavez with community service

Associated Students staff poses with David Villarino-Gonzalez, the keynote speaker at the Cats in the Community event. Photo credit: Amanda Hovik

Amanda Hovik

April 1, 2014

About 150 students spent Cesar Chavez Day cleaning up rather than adding to the weekend's mess of party revelry.These volunteers were a part of Associated Students' Cats in the Community service event, which honored the farm worker and civil rights activist. Jennifer Reyes, a first-year health administration major and intern for Community Ac...

Contemplating cautions, charisma of Craigslist

Kevin Crittenden

Kevin Crittenden

February 22, 2014

Craigslist is the online frontier for all manner of weirdness. It’s a perfect example of the glory and horror of the digital age.The name is soiled with associations of murder, prostitution and trickery.But I believe people are mostly good, that they want to connect with each other and take part in life. Nonetheless, the anonymity of the Internet makes it easy to ride the fen...

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