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Chico summers send tree branches crashing down

Chico summers send tree branches crashing down

Austin Herbaugh

September 7, 2015


Filed under News

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 summer day in Chico can lead to large branches crashing down without warning.This happened in August 2013, ...

Chico State reduces water through system improvements

Robert Engels

September 2, 2014


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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 and Services department implemented a central control system that will better allow for oversight of the wat...

Hip-hop artist swaggers in to Senator Theatre

Hip-hop artist swaggers in to Senator Theatre

Michael Quiring

May 6, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

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 with special guest DJ Mustard. The Compton, Calif., also known as "Bompton," rapper will be on tour promoting his latest album "My...

Branch-drops rise during summer

Branch-drops rise during summer

Eric Mccauley

April 30, 2014


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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 limbs pose. Sudden branch drops are difficult to predict, but they do occur more frequently in Chico during the...

Drought-resistant plants grow on campus

Drought-resistant plants grow on campus

Yessenia Funes

March 11, 2014


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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...

Workshop engages sustainable minds

Workshop engages sustainable minds

Yessenia Funes

March 6, 2014


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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 Conference Thursday in the Bell Memorial Union. Students split into five groups and provide...

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