The Orion

Haunted elevators or just routine malfunctions? You decide.

One of the elevator malfunctions occurred on Oct. 1 on the third floor of the Meriam Library. Photo credit: Dan Christian

Dan Christian

October 31, 2018

Warning: While the following story correctly represents the reports received concerning the elevators on campus, the details of those reports have been spook-i-fied for entertainment purposes. It started with a phone call. A few days later there was another and then yet another. It seemed as if though ...

Drought-resistant plants grow on campus

Michael Alonzo, the supervisor of grounds and landscape services for Facilities Management and Services, explains the difference between two varieties of Oregon grape, a native plant. Photo credit: Yessenia Funes

Yessenia Funes

March 11, 2014

Students walking through the Chico State campus will find trees and plants from the East Coast, Europe and Southeast China. In fact, 90 percent of the campus harbors non-native flora, said Michael Alonzo, the supervisor of grounds and landscape services for Facilities Management and Services.Though London plane trees, Chinese pistache trees and grassy lawns provide aesthetic value...

Failing infrastructure affects campus

Infographic by Liz Coffee.

Yessenia Funes

February 24, 2014

Chico State has seen about 25 elevator issues this semester, ranging from doors getting stuck open to people getting stuck inside, according to facilities management and services work orders. Meriam Library topped the list with five work orders placed this semester. Smoke was even reported comi...

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