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Man walks down street carrying marijuana plants

Man walks down street carrying  marijuana plants

January 21, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

University Police: Call Type: Property-Lost/Found/Recovered, Thursday, 10:58 a.m., West 2nd Street Syringes and paraphernalia were found at the base of a tree outside of the Student Services Center. Call Type: Disturbance, Friday, 4:09 p.m., Warner Street A belligerent ex-student was refused services at t...

Slip ‘N Sliding through California’s water supply

Slip ‘N Sliding through California’s water supply

Miles Inserra

April 27, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Water. Everyone needs it, but the privileged still abuse it. Coming from an upper middle-class, suburban family, I was no exception. But considering California’s current circumstances, even I am shortening my showers. The way I see it, adults today won't bear the full burden of the drought. C...

Nothing beats a pair of aces

Nothing beats a pair of aces

Dylan Wakefield

April 25, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

When it comes to poker, the best hand wins, and the Chico State softball team has two aces up its sleeves — Brooke Langeloh and Haley Gilham. Haley Gilham — 1.89 ERA 65 strikeouts (ranked No. 13 of 40 in conference for most strikeouts overall)35 walks109 hits allowed33 earned runs against478 ...

Closed minds threaten LGBTQ community again

Closed minds threaten LGBTQ community again

Joseph Rogers

March 14, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

So it looks like I may end up being a criminal again. The California Office of the Attorney General has received a proposed initiative that could make that happen. Matt McLaughlin, a southern California lawyer according to the state Bar Association, submitted the initiative titled “Sodomite Suppre...

Invest in student innovators to survive California drought

Invest in student innovators to survive California drought

Dylan Dewit

February 7, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The California drought has gotten so bad. “How bad is it?” It’s so bad that our state looks like this. Also like this. Sorry, no punch line here. Just sad depictions of California’s worsening water crisis. Despite a stormy December, Northern California experienced its driest January in...

Six reasons for a six-state split

Six reasons for a six-state split

Zachary Phillips

March 1, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With its sunny beaches, fertile farmland and bustling cities, California is nothing if not newsworthy. The most recent story hovering over the state involves Silicon Valley businessman Tim Draper and his proposition to split California into six different states. Draper’s new boundaries have...

Ranchers sell animals to survive drought

Ranchers sell animals to survive drought

Yessenia Funes

February 18, 2014


Filed under News

Because of persistent drought conditions, local ranchers have been selling parts of their animal herds to reduce the number of mouths to feed. The animals need grass to eat, but the drought has kept grass from growing, said Christine Hantelman, co-owner of Wookey Ranch. The ranchers protect their land by sell...

A conversation about conservation

Zachary Phillips

January 23, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Unless you've been under a rock for the past few weeks, you've most likely heard that California is in a bit of a water crisis. According to the US Drought Monitor, about 99 percent of California is "abnormally dry" or worse. However, that statistic really doesn't do the drought justice as abou...

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