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A massive branch fell April 19 next to Meriam Library. Photo credit: Eric Mccauley

Branch-drops rise during summer

Eric Mccauley // April 30, 2014

Last fall, Pa Houa Lor, a Chico State nursing student, was struck and killed by a falling tree limb.On April 19, a tree branch fell next to Meriam Library, a stark reminder of the hazard these falling...

Boswell the calf soaks up the sun at Chico States University farm. The farm is having to pay more for live stock food due to the increased prices the drought is causing. Photo credit: Grant Mahan

University Farm hit hard during drought

Eric Mccauley // April 13, 2014

Chico State's University Farm has not had enough rain this year to be able to produce nearly as much feed as it used to.Low rainfall has drastically increased the price and demand for crops, said Cindy...

Students volunteer for safer streets

Students volunteer for safer streets

Eric Mccauley // February 27, 2014

Associated Students members and about 30 student volunteers joined together to survey street lighting conditions just north of campus and in the avenues east of Warner Street Thursday night. Groups...

Graduate student dies of colon cancer

Graduate student dies of colon cancer

Eric Mccauley // February 26, 2014

A graduate student died Feb. 14 of colon cancer in Paradise, according to a campuswide email. Andrew Rushin was enrolled in the Masters of Science in Instructional Technology program at Chico State. He...

Employees told not to remove recycling from campus

Employees told not to remove recycling from campus

Eric Mccauley // February 25, 2014

A recent directive by the facilities managerial staff is asking custodians not to remove recyclables from university trash bins. In September, a custodian was seen taking a bag of cans and bottles...

A barn sits on the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve.Photo credit: Jamie Stryker

Ecological reserve closing programs

Eric Mccauley // February 16, 2014

  Due to safety and staffing concerns, a university-run wildlife preserve closed down many of its research and educational programs last week.   The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve,...

Kaitlin Haley, A.S. Commissioner of Environmental Affairs, discusses the importance of sustainable investments. Orion File Photo.

Student activists seek oil divestment

Eric Mccauley // February 9, 2014

Members of a student activism course are working with Associated Students to draft a ballot measure that would urge the university to release all stock holdings in fossil fuel companies. Each year, students...

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