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Chico Scrap Metal remains at its 20th Street location despite city rezoning ordinances. February 2, 2021.

Chico Scrap Metal controversy continues

Ian Hilton, Reporter // February 4, 2021

Citizen protests and ongoing litigation remain a nuisance for Chico’s sole remaining scrap metal and recycling center, suggesting an uncertain future for the city’s disposal service needs. Chico...

While heading to their classes, students cast curious glances at the dozens of plastic cups laid out. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Garbage display shows a year’s worth of cups

Olyvia Simpson // September 27, 2018

Dozens of clear plastic cups reflecting the afternoon sun captured the attention of students passing by between the Student Services Center and Bell Memorial Union Monday. Approximately 365 plastic cups...

Illustration by Katherine Kurz Photo credit: Katherine Kurz

Babies lead to gigantic footprints

December 4, 2015

At some point in everyone’s life, they think about having children, whether it be possible name choices, what kind of sports they want their child to play or if having a baby is just out of the question.Chico...

Ryan Voigtman's Mountain Dew and Pepsi cans in his exhibition on the third floor of the BMU. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

The Cans Make Us Face Consumption

Veronica Hodur // March 7, 2014

Reducing, reusing and recycling are all big parts of Chico life, and nothing makes students rethink their use then having it lined up in front of them. This is exactly what Ryan Voigtman, a transfer...

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