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One last straw to sip

One last straw to sip

Karen Limones

September 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Last semester, Chico State took a big oath when we decided to go strawless and ban all plastic straws from campus. In replacement, paper straws were given out upon request and steel metal straws were available for purchase. While hundreds of students have already bought metal reusable straws, it seems that less students know about th...

We are part of the problem

We are part of the problem

Kendall George

April 18, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

The start of a solution is understanding that the U.S. is part of the problem. Chico State students are part of the problem. Anyone who has a social media account has that one friend who won't stop posting pictures of the melting ice caps, sad Koala Bears with their habitats cut down and beach pictu...

Chico State: This is the last Straw!

Chico State: This is the last Straw!

Karen Limones

March 21, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

Sipping on a cool drink with a fancy colored straw while relaxing sounds all too intriguing. It’s a picture on Instagram that will attract all the likes but, in my eyes, this is just another accessory. While this image gets attention through the virtual world, that one plastic straw is going back into...

How to be environmentally friendly over the holidays

How to be environmentally friendly over the holidays

Kendall George

December 7, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

The holidays, although fun, can be very unsustainable when it comes to being eco-friendly. However, there are some ways to be more environmentally conscious when celebrating the holidays and new year. Some people may think that it is hard and that the changes needed to make an impact are not worth it...

Community contributes to clean local parks

Community contributes to clean local parks

Christian Solis

September 16, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico locals and students participated in 30th Annual Bidwell Parks and Creeks Cleanup, Saturday morning.The event combats environmental damage done in parks and creeks from encampments and littering. Volunteers gathered over 1,500 pounds of trash from Lower Bidwell park alone, said Jared Glasser, Chico S...

Smoking should be banned on campus

Smoking should be banned on campus

Carson Predovich and Dongyoung Won

September 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

When walking through the gorgeous Chico State campus, there are a few things to expect. You should be prepared to see a seemingly endless variety of trees, hear the birds chirping and the creek babbling. What you shouldn’t have to be prepared for is inhaling a cloud of someone else's secondhand sm...

Citizens protest climate engineering

Citizens protest climate engineering

Whitney Urmann

April 25, 2015


Filed under Community, News

Community members protested in downtown Chico today in efforts to raise awareness to chemtrails left behind by geo-engineering aircrafts. According to a pamphlet handed out at the protest, chemtrails are "low-altitude, sub-stratospheric aerosol geo-engineering spray trails sprayed from unmarked aircraft...

Bottle ban should follow bag ban

Kevin Crittenden

April 28, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

A city-wide plastic bag ban will soon be put into effect. Local shoppers will have to alter their habits slightly, or pay a small fee per bag.If this town is serious about being sustainable, such a miniscule shift in consumer habits shouldn’t be too difficult to manage.The next step in disrupting the cyc...

Butte Hall banners call for divestment

Butte Hall banners call for divestment

Yessenia Funes

April 3, 2014


Filed under News

Orange squares were scattered around Butte Hall Thursday afternoon, leading students to six banners hanging from the building outside.Together, the banners read "DIVEST."Professor Mark Stemen's Environmental Thought and Action class put together the demonstration as part of a campaign to get the university to divest ...

Facebook bids on virtual reality

Kevin Crittenden

April 1, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Facebook has arranged to purchase the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality apparatus that is not yet available to consumers. The three billion dollar deal is a bold bid on a technology that could give people even less reason to socialize in person. While most people associate virtual reality with gaming, Faceb...

Campus wins state energy competition

Campus wins state energy competition

Yessenia Funes

March 10, 2014


Filed under News

Chico State's Shasta and Lassen Halls competed in this year's Campus Conservation Nationals and beat other 16 California campuses. The two residence halls reduced their energy by over 23 percent from a two-week baseline, said Fletcher Alexander, the campus sustainability coordinator. No other c...

Sophomore shines at sustainability conference

Sophomore shines at sustainability conference

Yessenia Funes

March 9, 2014


Filed under Features

As students lined up to register for this year's sustainability conference in Bell Memorial Union, they may have noticed Sheridan Ex, a sophomore recreation major, whizzing around in a royal blue top, clipboard in hand. Though she coordinated the conference with two other students, Ex led the pack. She is incredibly motivated and organ...

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