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Chico State is making an effort to conserve water by not watering lawns and embracing the dead look. Photo credit: Alicia Brogden

Chico State reduces water usage by 43 percent

Austin Herbaugh // August 30, 2015

It's hard not to notice the dead lawns when walking around campus. Signs that read things such as "brown is the new green" are hard to miss. Cutting off water to some lawns is just one of Chico State's...

The California incense cedar will be removed Sunday after it was found to be rotting from the inside. Photo credit: David Mcvicker

Rotting cedar tree to be removed Sunday

David Mcvicker // October 10, 2014

University Housing and Food Service removed two trees Sunday between Tehema and Whitney halls. The larger of the two, a California incense cedar, showed signs of extreme decay and was at risk of falling...

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