The Orion

Small bugs, big consequences

Matt Ball, District Manager at the Butte County Public Health Department, discusses the severity of West Nile virus in the Butte County area. (Photo Courtesy of Matt Ball).

Sarah Strausser

August 24, 2015

There have been 30 confirmed cases of West Nile virus in Butte county, the highest of any county in the state. Butte County has had an "epidemic level" of cases reported, according to Matt Ball, the district manager at the Butte County Public Health Department. There are now 57 confirmed cases of West Nile in California alone and more than half of these cases have been reported in Butte county.With Butte county having such a high volume of mosquitoes carrying West Nile, education on the subject can benefit the hea...

Tips for hair flips

Prin Mayowa

April 23, 2014

There are so many everyday situations that can bring people down. So much so, that it drains them entirely of their happiness. I choose to stand back from it. I choose to hair flip. A hair flip isn't just a way to remove one's hair from their face; it also makes a statement. The hair flip...

Non-traditional ways to handle neighborly nuisances.

Valerie Teegardin

April 1, 2014

I consider myself to be fairly flexible when it comes to neighborly nuisances; this is a college town and I am surrounded by college kids after-all, but my patience has a limit.In my living situation, this limit is tested when the guy in the apartment above me stomps so heavily that pens rattle on my de...

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