The Orion

Official: Elevators safe, permits expired

Expired permits are visible in the Meriam Library elevators. Photo credit: Gabriel Sandoval

Gabriel Sandoval

May 17, 2016

Chico State elevators are safe and in good working order, despite having expired permits posted inside them, university officials said last week. The 20 campus elevators surveyed by The Orion last week displayed operating permits that expired in mid-April. The expired one-year permits were visible...

Chico State reduces water usage by 43 percent

Chico State is making an effort to conserve water by not watering lawns and embracing the dead look. Photo credit: Alicia Brogden

Austin Herbaugh

August 30, 2015

It's hard not to notice the dead lawns when walking around campus. Signs that read things such as "brown is the new green" are hard to miss. Cutting off water to some lawns is just one of Chico State's multiple efforts to cut back on water use, and they are now paying off.Since the beginning of summer, Chico Stat...

Graffiti: Art or vandalism?

Street art near the railroad tracks behind Nettleton Stadium in December 2014. This is one of the more popular areas in Chico that taggers and street artists use as a personal canvas for more intricate works. Photo credit: Ashiah Scharaga

Ashiah Scharaga

January 25, 2015

It's easy to find it when walking or driving around Chico. On trash cans, fences, bridges, utility poles and abandoned buildings. Street art, tagging and graffiti seems to be a dynamic part of any city. Some embrace it as an art form, while others consider it a blight to the beauty of a city, its...

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