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Contaminated water a residual effect of Camp Fire

Julian Mendoza // November 3, 2019

One year after the Camp Fire, residents in Paradise have been using bottled water as their main source of water since water quality has plummeted from pollutants. “One of the problems that happened...

Sunrise Movement protesters gather in the Meriam Library breezeway Thursday. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Sunrise Movement protests at Meriam Library

Julian Mendoza // September 28, 2019

Students protested Thursday outside Meriam Library - using buckets as drums, smoke masks and their voices - to raise awareness about climate change.Starting at around Noon, students from the Sunrise Movement...

Many students, from various grades, came to the event to participate in the strike. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Hundreds join global Climate Strike in downtown Chico

Julian Mendoza and Carolyn Allen // September 23, 2019

Students of all ages and community members gathered for the Chico Climate Strike where they demanded a change in legislation and encouraged others to take action in the fight again our changing climate. Chico...

Demondra Martin adds her idea to include in a resolution to the university on acting on climate change. Martin wrote that scooters and bikes need to be available for rent, and cheaply Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Chico 2037 shares a much different future than most are considering

Josh Cozine // December 11, 2018

Students of Mark Stemen’s Community Service and Geography class shared stories, Dec. 5, written from the perspective of students living in a much warmer and very different future from what we now...

The parking lot across from the Wildcat Recreation Center is full of cars on a Tuesday afternoon. Photo credit: Daelin Wofford

Chico State plans a quick fix for the university’s parking problem

Amelia Storm // October 8, 2018

Parking has never been easy for Chico State students, but, thanks to new developments, temporary lots may be coming soon.The university has slowly been acquiring land after the publication of Chico State’s...

(Left to right) Kelly Scott, Michal Hanson, Alyssa Myers and Elizabeth Harmer celebrate the successful sustainability conference that they all helped coordinate this year. Photo credit: Alex Grant

‘This Way to Sustainability’ highlights carbon neutrality and student engagement

Josh Cozine // March 19, 2018

Sustainability driven students and faculty gathered from across the state Thursday and Friday for Chico State’s 13th annual This Way to Sustainability Conference. One of the largest conferences of...

Butte Hall banners call for divestment

Butte Hall banners call for divestment

Yessenia Funes // April 3, 2014

Orange squares were scattered around Butte Hall Thursday afternoon, leading students to six banners hanging from the building outside.Together, the banners read "DIVEST."Professor Mark Stemen's Environmental...

Mark Stemen, associate professor in the geography and planning department, discuss the fire safety issues in Butte Hall. Photo credit: Yessenia Funes

Fire marshal report reprimands Butte Hall

Yessenia Funes // April 1, 2014

Butte Hall's corridors now stand naked as departments have been instructed to remove bulletin boards, recycling bins and seating from outside their offices. State Fire Marshal Carol Jordan inspected the...

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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Crissy Geiger volunteers in the University Farm’s organic garden. Many of the crops produced here will make their way into the menu served by A.S. Dining Services and University Housing.

Chico State rated ‘green’ by Princeton

Bill Hall // September 7, 2013

Farm-to-table lunches. Alternative transportation programs. Composting and recycling. Student resident hall competitions to reduce energy use. These are just a few of the programs that Chico State...

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