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man in all black with goggles and hat in snow on a bridge being filmed by a man with a large camera who is wearing a yellow jacket

Student storm chaser talks Valley’s Edge, safety and passion

Molly Myers, Editor-in-Chief // April 1, 2023

https://soundcloud.com/chicostateorion/student-storm-chaser-talks-valleys-edge-safety-and-passion From fires to flash floods, geography and planning major storm chaser Michael Steinberg covers it...

Heavy snow falling at Kohm Yah-Mah-Nee Visitor Center, Nov. 7, 2022. Photo by Michael Steinberg.

November snowstorm batters Cascades and Sierras east of Chico

Michael Steinberg, Contributor // November 15, 2022

An early season snowstorm impacted the mountains east of Chico last week, causing several spin outs on HWY 32 the night of Nov. 7. Several feet of snow fell on Mt. Lassen and the surrounding areas, while...

The rainstorm on April 2 led to flooding as seen here at W. Sacramento and Mechoopda. Photo credit: Nate Rettinger

How to get through Chico rainstorms

Joel Peterson // December 9, 2019

Rainy season is upon us once again and Chico students now may understand far too well what can truly happen if they are not prepared for a storm.On April 2, Chico experienced one of the worst storms that...

Rain flooded the tarp on the softball field after a thunderstorm. Photo credit: Brandon Downs

Rain becoming a problem for Wildcats baseball and softball

Brandon Downs // March 13, 2019

The Wildcats baseball and softball teams have not been able to play and practice how they would like due to this year's high amount of rain.The softball team has had four games postponed and six games...

California Conservations Corps members burned vegetation on Doe Mill Road near Butte Creek. Image courtesy of Rick Carhart, Information Officer for CAL Fire.

Cal Fire starts controlled burns after recent rains

Josh Cozine // March 8, 2018

Cal Fire plans to clear out and burn hundreds of acres of underbrush in Butte County, and oversaw controlled burns in the forest canyons between Magalia and Forest Ranch Wednesday. Rick Carhart, Public...

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

How to weather the wrath of winter

Carson Predovich and Briana Mcdaniel // October 15, 2016

It is finally the time of the year in Chico where shorts and flip-flops no longer cut it. Everything is perfect in terms of weather but it will not last. Autumn in Chico is gorgeous, the leaves change...

Junior Cyrena Taylor catches the ball during the game against Monterey Bay on Feb. 20. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Softball offense not cooled by rain

Esther Briggs // March 8, 2016
The softball team took the only doubleheader played over a rainy weekend.
Illustration by Dongyoung Won.

Rainy weather may make students sad

January 26, 2016
In accordance with the winter weather, students may experience symptoms of depression.
Digger, a local homeless man, sits with his cat, Spot, across from 7/11. Photo credit: Emily Teague

Homeless remain outdoors in the rain

Nathan Lehmann // April 7, 2014
Despite recent rain weather, homeless shelters in Chico are not seeing significant increases in visitors.

Lazy weather makes for lazy student.

Kristina Martinez // April 1, 2014
Why rainfall leads to motivation-fail.
Senior catcher Jake Bailey discusses playing in the rain. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Athletes shine through rain

Ryan Grady // March 11, 2014
Three Chico State athletes explain the struggles that come with the wet season .
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