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Erica Martin, park interpretive specialist, helped students plant trees at Bidwell Mansion. Photo credit: Amanda Hovik

Rain doesn’t damper students’ Earth Week

Amanda Hovik // April 27, 2014

Neither hail nor rain can stop Chico State students from getting out and doing sustainability work. Students worked to keep the legacy of the City of Trees alive through activities such as tree planting...

Alex Molina, senior pitcher, gets ready to bat during practice. Photo credit: Maisee Lee

Pitcher grand slams as hitter

Emerson Keenan // March 25, 2014

Senior pitcher Alex Molina stepped into the batter’s box with the bases loaded. Humboldt State is holding on to a 5-2 lead and with a swing of the bat, Molina sends a grand slam over the fence giving...

Wes Dempsey, 82, Chico States arboretum guide, excitedly explains the magnolia flower to the audience.Photo credit: Maisee Lee

Retired professor keeps history alive

Ernesto Rivera // February 16, 2014

  With more than 200 different trees on Chico State’s campus, it’s hard for a person to keep track. Except for one man. Wes Dempsey, 87, has led campus arboretum tours for more than 30 years...

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