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Branch-drops rise during summer

Branch-drops rise during summer

Eric Mccauley

April 30, 2014


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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 limbs pose. Sudden branch drops are difficult to predict, but they do occur more frequently in Chico during the...

University Farm hit hard during drought

University Farm hit hard during drought

Eric Mccauley

April 13, 2014


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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 Daley, manager of the University Farm's dairy farm. At the same time, feed crop suppliers have not been able to produce as much either, and both the shortage of and the demand for these cr...

Students volunteer for safer streets

Students volunteer for safer streets

Eric Mccauley

February 27, 2014


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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 of five to six students split up in routes and noted unlit areas and street lamps that are currently out of s...

Graduate student dies of colon cancer

Graduate student dies of colon cancer

Eric Mccauley

February 26, 2014


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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 had completed all of his coursework and was in the process of organizing his master’s thesis when he died. He was 66.This was Rushin third...

Employees told not to remove recycling from campus

Employees told not to remove recycling from campus

Eric Mccauley

February 25, 2014


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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 from a building,said Mario Mena, a University Housing and Food Services maintenance staff member and chapter president of the California...

Ecological reserve closing programs

Ecological reserve closing programs

Eric Mccauley

February 16, 2014


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  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, a 4,000-acre natural habitat protection and research facility ten miles from campus, cut most of its K-12 programs and has limited univer...

Student activists seek oil divestment

Student activists seek oil divestment

Eric Mccauley

February 9, 2014


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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 in the Environmental Thought in Action course work to place an advisory measure on the A.S. spring election ...

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