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Tree branch trimming ensures student safety

Tree branch trimming ensures student safety

Yang Dai

November 11, 2015

During the interval when the rain stopped this Tuesday, a group of workers from a gardening service company began to trim the trees lining up both sides of the city’s entire roads. This was to ensure the tree shape in either side of the roads was up to safety standards.Consecutive days of winds and...

Noise ordinance aims to reduce complaints

Lauren Anderson

November 8, 2015

The north and south areas of campus have a history of noise complaints according to Mark Sorenson, mayor of Chico. Now the city council has stepped in to try to put an end to the problem.On Oct. 20, the council approved additions to an already-established noise ordinance which will now allow officers ...

Chico State provides various resources to find careers

Chico State provides various resources to find careers

Sabrina Salvatore

November 7, 2015

According to a recent survey, employers are planning to hire 11 percent more college graduates than previous years. The Career and Internship Job Fair is one resource that can help students seek out employers. Job fairs tare held in both the fall and the spring. “This event is open for everyone, freshman through seniors with all majors welcome. There will also be...

Student arrests over Halloween weekend ‘significantly decreased’

Gabriel Sandoval

November 4, 2015

Fewer students were arrested this year over the Halloween weekend, even though more total arrests, citations and calls to dispatch were made, according to Chico Police. On Friday night alone, there were five calls for alcohol overdoses within one hour at mostly different addresses. Univers...

Meat bees attack Plumas Hall bridge

Meat bees attack Plumas Hall bridge

Jenice Tupolo

November 4, 2015

The Chico State campus was attacked by a swarm of yellow jackets this Wednesday afternoon. Pest control arrived within 10 minutes of the attack and directed students to stay away from the heavily concentrated bushes of yellow jackets, also known as meat bees. The Plumas Hall bridge has been ...

Trash-fire quickly exterminated by Chico Fire Department

Trash-fire quickly exterminated by Chico Fire Department

Lars Gustafson

November 4, 2015

A trash-fire on a alleyway by Warner Street was quickly put out by the Chico Fire Department. The fire occurred at 2:45 p.m. on Monday and the Fire Department arrived within 15 minutes as smoke filled the neighborhood.A large debris pile caught on fire in a man's backyard, according to local Chico Fire Department firefi...

Power outage affects more than 9,000

Power outage affects more than 9,000

Suzy Leamon

November 2, 2015

PG&E is reporting more than 9,000 customers are without power in Chico.The outages were reported around 4:26 p.m. in north and west Chico, according to PG&E.The power is expected to be turned back on around 7:30 p.m. The cause of the power outage is unknown. About 2,500 people residing in the area north ...

State program helps students buy food

State program helps students buy food

Carly Plemons

October 25, 2015

The Chico State food educational services, Center for Healthy Communities, provided information and application help for students applying to CalFresh on Oct. 21. “My fridge is almost always empty," said Lara Young, sophomore anthropology major. "A lot of times I put other stuff before food when it c...

Faculty dissatisfaction leads to action plan

Faculty dissatisfaction leads to action plan

Elizabeth Castillo

October 20, 2015

An action committee is enacting a plan that allows for better communication among faculty, staff, administration and students. The forum held earlier this semester addressed some major concerns including distrust of administration, disregard for faculty and staff input, and concerns regarding ...

Students write their last wishes

Yang Dai

October 11, 2015

The Chico State counseling program, UMatter, featured its “Before I Die” chalkboard wall in the Student Services Center Plaza during Suicide Prevention Week. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., hundreds of Wildcats were asked to write their final wishes on the board. The diversity of wishes ranged from travel...

Feeney aims to fix safety problems

Feeney aims to fix safety problems

Cheyanne Burens

October 11, 2015

John Feeney has already begun to leave his mark on campus in the passing months since July when he officially became chief of the University Police Department.The new chief has several areas of concern that he plans to address throughout the first year of his term.Positive campus community relationships with policeWith 29 years under his belt as c...

Beautiful, Clean and Safe organizes clean-up event to unite city

Beautiful, Clean and Safe organizes clean-up event to unite city

Suzy Leamon

October 10, 2015

Beautiful, Clean & Safe is a concentrated effort that aims toward cleaning up Chico as well as uniting its residents.A group of volunteers met at 9 a.m. on Friday in a downtown parking structure to clean up south campus and downtown. The event lasted until noon. Michael Medeiros, director of Stairways (...

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