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    OK, where can we eat in 30 minutes?

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    CSUEU, non-academic student assistants to unionize

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    On-campus food trucks have revolutionized Wildcat eating

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    KCSC Radio presents: Melodies of love and heartbreak

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A fallen tree damaged a house by the corner of Fourth and Ivy Streets on Feb 5th.

Storm leaves thousands without power, damages homes

Steven Amador, Reporter // February 7, 2024

Chico residents saw power outages, fallen trees and road closures as a powerful storm slammed the city Sunday night. The storm was part of the larger atmospheric river affecting most of California over...

Fire surrounds man in ppe spraying water outside in wooded area

El Niño is coming — What this could mean for California’s fire season

Michael Steinberg, Contributor // April 15, 2023

California’s 2022-2023 winter was nothing short of astounding. The Central Sierra Snow Lab recorded its second snowiest season since records began in 1946. Widespread flooding occurred over numerous...

Blizzard on a street with snowplow

Rare winter storm watch issued for Chico, Greater Northern Sacramento Valley

Michael Steinberg, Contributor // February 21, 2023

The National Weather Service Sacramento issued a historically rare winter storm watch Tuesday morning for Chico, along with the Central and Northern Sacramento Valley. The watch will take place from...

Artistic graphic of factories polluting the air, with flames in the back

‘Don’t Look Up’: We have 11 years to fight climate change

Carrington Power, Reporter // May 16, 2022

Humanity has 11 years to cut carbon emissions and adopt sustainable practices before we see irreversible damage from climate change. Activists and scientists are so desperate for people to understand...

The Dixie fire rages on July 22, 2021.

Senate Bill 1000: a matter of safety, not politics

Michael Steinberg, Contributor // May 1, 2022

A bill that would require law enforcement and police agencies to find other options than encrypting radio channels passed the first round of cuts last week when it was voted to advance to legislation...

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
Am I SAD?
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
El Nino, along with other weather variables, may be the cause of warmer temperatures in Chico.

Changing weather means changing clothes

Matt Murphy // April 4, 2014
Warm weather means shedding layers. Just do it tastefully.
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