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FEMA plans to stay in Chico as Camp Fire statistics continue to rise

FEMA plans to stay in Chico as Camp Fire statistics continue to rise

Mathew Miranda

November 28, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will continue operating at the local assistance center in Chico until Jan.12, at the earliest. However, the probability of staying beyond that date remains high according to FEMA officials. The Stafford Act, a prescriptive law approved by Congress dic...

Camp Fire Story: Model United Nations Adviser John Crosby

Camp Fire Story: Model United Nations Adviser John Crosby

Justin Jackson

November 28, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

John Crosby, political science instructor and Model U.N. Adviser, lost his home in Magalia due to the Camp Fire. The following is the story of how he traveled across the nation without knowing the status of his home. The morning of the fire John Crosby and his students were headed to a Model U.N. c...

Volunteers seek to reunify Camp Fire animals with owners

Volunteers seek to reunify Camp Fire animals with owners

Olyvia Simpson

November 27, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Thousands of people have been displaced by the Camp Fire, and so have their pets. Hundreds of animals have been rescued from evacuation sites but many are still waiting to be reunited with their owners. “We are currently in the reunification phase where animals are being picked up by their owners,”...

President Trump surveys Camp Fire damages in Paradise with local representatives

President Trump surveys Camp Fire damages in Paradise with local representatives

Josh Cozine and Alex Grant

November 17, 2018


Filed under About US, Camp Fire, Community, News

President Trump landed at Beale Air Force Base on his way to Butte County to survey damages from the Camp Fire. The Campfire has become the deadliest wildfire in California history with 71 fatalities confirmed so far and burning over 148,000 acres according to Cal Fire. The fire is now 55% contained. Trump...

Firefighters push Camp Fire from Chico city limits

Firefighters push Camp Fire from Chico city limits

Natalie Hanson

November 9, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Camp Fire, Community, Multimedia, News, Showcase

Updated 11:03 a.m. Friday The Butte County Sheriff's office confirmed that at least five people in Paradise are known to be dead. According to a press release by the BCSO Community Relations Unit, the victims were found in vehicles that had been overtaken by the fire. Burn injuries have made it dif...

Photos: Camp Fire devastates Paradise, forces evacuations

Photos: Camp Fire devastates Paradise, forces evacuations

Christian Solis

November 9, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Camp Fire, Community, Multimedia, News, Photo Galleries

  Christian Solis and Natalie Hanson can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 or @NatalieH_Orion on Twitter....

Camp Fire Day One: Thousands evacuate through Paradise and Chico

Camp Fire Day One: Thousands evacuate through Paradise and Chico

Mathew Miranda, Josh Cozine, Natalie Hanson, and Alex Grant

November 8, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Camp Fire, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Extreme western winds push flames and smoke through Paradise in the first day of the Camp Fire. Updated 9:45 a.m. Friday CalFire's most recent briefing confirmed that the Camp Fire is at an estimated 70,000 acres of damage, and is 5 percent contained. Weather conditions and firefighting efforts ...

Chico mourns passing of Linda Blacksten

Chico mourns passing of Linda Blacksten

Dan Christian

November 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

The Devil whispered in her ear, “You’re not strong enough to withstand the storm.”Today she whispered in the Devil’s ear, “I am the storm.”– UnknownIn the early hours of October 30, 2018, Linda Blacksten, 55, passed away just outside the south entrance to Kenda...

Indecent exposure and sex crimes, battery and fights

Indecent exposure and sex crimes, battery and fights

Dan Christian

November 7, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

University Police Call Type: Sex Crime Tuesday 1:31 p.m., Sutter Hall Reporting party stated their niece had been raped 2 days prior and knows the suspect. Call Type: Battery Tuesday 5:07 p.m., West Legion Avenue A heavy set woman in a violet shirt reportedly struck a student at the front desk. Reporting p...

University Housing’s Diversity Week challenges students to step outside their comfort zone

University Housing’s Diversity Week challenges students to step outside their comfort zone

Brian Luong

November 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

University Housing’s The Hub will host a multitude of events which covers topics ranging from gender, LGBTQ pride and religious holidays to start off the first week of November. Diversity Week events will be hosted at different resident halls and at The Hub to encourage inclusivity and openness for all studen...

Wildcats get shredded at the WREC

Wildcats get shredded at the WREC

Justin Jackson

November 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

To test wits, endurance and intensity, the Wildcat Recreation Center, on Sunday, held a climbing competition.The Shredding, as it's called, is a top-rope climbing competition. It’s based on the five toughest climbs you are able to complete throughout the event, according to Sam Steadman, an em...

Josh Fox performs monologue on how “The Truth Has Changed”

Josh Fox performs monologue on how “The Truth Has Changed”

Josh Cozine

November 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Academy award nominated documentary filmmaker, Josh Fox, came to the El Rey Theater, Saturday, wrapping up his "The Truth Has Changed" tour. Fox earned an academy award nomination for his 2010 documentary film "Gasland," a film in which he toured the country and uncovered the dangers of hydrauli...

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