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Many trees may experience sudden limb drop— a phenomenon that usually happens during drought conditions where limbs can fall unexpectedly due to water build up. Photo credit: Sara-Elizabeth Whitchurch

Chico summers send tree branches crashing down

Austin Herbaugh // September 7, 2015

The thought of falling tree branches is usually associated with an intense winter storm with high winds. While storms can cause branches and trees to fall, hot summer days can do the same. The average...

Chico State reduces water through system improvements

Robert Engels // September 2, 2014

As California’s drought worsens, Chico State has taken further steps to reduce the amount of water used around campus and all facilities. Over the summer, the school’s Facilities Management...

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Hip-hop artist swaggers in to Senator Theatre

Michael Quiring // May 6, 2014

One of the West Coast's prominent hip-hop artists will be hitting Chico's Senator Theatre stage for one of the last hyped musical acts of the semester. YG performs at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13...

A massive branch fell April 19 next to Meriam Library. Photo credit: Eric Mccauley

Branch-drops rise during summer

Eric Mccauley // April 30, 2014

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...

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

Drought-resistant plants grow on campus

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,...

Michael Alonzo, the Facilities Management and Services supervisor of grounds and landscape services, explains water conservation plans as Marie Patterson, the departments assistant manager of utilities and sustainability, writes down students ideas. Photo credit: Yessenia Funes

Workshop engages sustainable minds

Yessenia Funes // March 6, 2014

The Campus Sustainability Committee has high aims for 2020.The committee showcased its long-term campus-wide plan to improve sustainability and garnered student feedback at the This Way to Sustainability...

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