by Calypso P. - Chinchillas are rodents that are native to South America, mainly in Chile. They once almost went extinct due to everyone wanting their thick and soft fur to make coats out of. Chinchilla fur is so dense, that it’s not supposed to get wet. Most pet owners will avoid getting their chinchilla... Continue Reading →

ORVA Spotlight Mr. Mannon

Welcome back to the ORVA Spotlight, everyone! This entire column is brought to you by Tori and Stephany. This is our third ORVA Spotlight, on Mr. Mannon – one of the CTE teachers here at ORVA. J  Read below to get to know him!  1. What made you want to be a part of ORVA?   I work with... Continue Reading →

A Butterfly’s Migration: Chapter 1 Part 3

By Stephany S. London, United Kingdoms “I apologize, I’m just having the jitters. I’m not the most… social of people.”‌ I‌ rubbed the back of my neck with my palm, that nervous smile of mine crossing my lips again. Bartholomew watched me for a few seconds, before laughing. “I‌ see, I‌ see.”‌ “I’ll calm down... Continue Reading →

A Butterfly’s Migration CH1 Part 2

London, United Kingdoms   Bartholomew continued speaking, but I‌ lost the first half of the sentence to my thoughts. “I do hope you don’t mind if it’s Earl Grey, I‌ must say that that is the tea I‌ stand by.”  What…?‌ It took me a few seconds to remember the whole tea thing, and I‌ nodded. “That will... Continue Reading →

Fish Ladders

I can remember back to when this picture was taken by me. This was the first day of an extremely hot summer. My friends and I, drove up to a well- known swimming spot (Fish ladders in Estacada, Oregon). I remember how scared I was because in order to get down to the water, you had to... Continue Reading →

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