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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 8, 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...

Infographic on SAD Photo credit: Gage Northcutt

Cloudy skies make cloudy minds

Gage Northcutt // February 20, 2019

With mental health often being overlooked as something that some consider a choice, it is important to know that there are internal and external factors which can affect our mood whether we like it or...

Chico State students heading out of Butte Hall enjoying the nice weather. Photo credit: Maria Ramirez

Photo of the day

Maria Ramirez // January 31, 2018

Chico State students heading out of Butte Hall enjoying the nice weather. (optimized)

Many are left wondering if  insurance will cover the damage done to their cars

Lightning splits Bidwell Mansion tree

George Johnston // April 13, 2017

While most Chico State students sought shelter from the hailstorm hitting campus, a bolt of lightning struck a tree by Bidwell Mansion, splitting it in half. Jewel Keahilhau was sitting in her car at...

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...

El Ninos warmer currents shift eastward in the Pacific Ocean causing changes in temperature across the United States. Photo credit: Christine Zuniga

El Nino brings warmer weather to Chico

Christine Zuniga // March 2, 2016

Although March is only beginning, students around Chico State are already sporting shorts and sunglasses with the prospect of continued warm weather, thanks to El Nino. The hype behind El Nino seems to...

Changing weather means changing clothes

Matt Murphy // April 4, 2014

Despite this week-long aberration from normal springtime weather, sunny days are just around the corner. That means shedding everyone's winter layers of clothing to deal with the dry Chico heat. For the...

Jana Frazier, an Oroville Dam tour guide, explains how the hydroelectric turbines work.Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Drought depletes dam energy production

Yessenia Funes // March 1, 2014

The ongoing drought has kept Lake Oroville nearly 20 percent below its average capacity for this time, according to the Department of Water Resources' website, causing its power plant to produce only...

Here’s to 70 degrees in January

Matt Murphy // January 27, 2014

It's the end of January and I wore shorts yesterday. It's warm outside.I can't tell you why and I certainly can't tell you how, but now we all have to deal with it. Like any difficult situation though,...

Julianna Eveland

Getting past the back to school blues

Julianna Eveland // January 21, 2014

It's January. Returning from the absent minded freedom of being home for the holidays may bring on a case of the back to school blues. A sense of nostalgia has already come on and the thought...

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