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Your Forever 21 shirt is killing the planet

Yaritza Ayon // March 10, 2019

Yeah that insanely cheap, cute top you just got is hurting our environment.It’s not just Forever 21, it’s fast fashion that’s polluting our planet and feeding into sweatshops in third...

A windmill, and the metallic structure of a trailer from Paradise. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

PG&E employees deal with the aftermath of the Camp Fire

Yaritza Ayon // December 17, 2018

Pacific Gas and Electric Company workers have experienced loss of homes, emotional trauma and acceptance from Paradise residents in the aftermath of the Camp Fire destruction.PG&E employees went up...

Chico State student Christina Taft lost her mother in their Paradise home during the Camp Fire. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Chico State student loses mother and Paradise home during the Camp Fire

Yaritza Ayon // December 5, 2018

Christina Taft woke up early, Nov. 8, to a neighbor urging her to evacuate. She initially didn't take the evacuation order seriously, but after showering she began to pack up her car. Christina said she...

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Unemployment rates in Butte County drop to all time low

Yaritza Ayon and Mathew Miranda // November 2, 2018

The Butte County unemployment rate is reaching record lows.According to data by the Labor Market Information Division of the California Employment Development Department, the unemployment rate for September...

Different residence hall communities worked together to create a spooky experience for students during CoCo’s Creepy Carnival on Halloween night Photo credit: Brian Luong

COCO’s Creepy Carnival

Yaritza Ayon // November 1, 2018

The Community Council of University Housing hosted a Creepy Carnival on Halloween for all the students to attend. All students had to do was show their Wildcat ID card to get a wristband. From there they...

A small dog, with an even smaller pumpkin. Photo Courtesy of Tracy Mohr

Taking the fright out of Halloween for your pets

Yaritza Ayon // October 29, 2018

Although Halloween can be fun for humans, it isn’t for pets. The Chico Animal Shelter wants pet owners to know that what’s fun for them is scary, and possibly dangerous, for their pets. Chico Animal...

Audrey Denney giving her speech about what her campaign is all about, at a rally held Wednesday Photo credit: Yaritza Ayon

Audrey Denney rallies students

Yaritza Ayon // October 18, 2018

Audrey Denney was at the Student Success Center Plaza, Wednesday, encouraging students to vote, as well as to register to vote if they hadn’t already. This event was hosted by student organizations,...

Aonami uses Seafood Watch to determine which fish will impact the environment less. Photo credit: Yaritza Ayon

Chef Jimmy Lee keeps Chico green with sushi

Yaritza Ayon // October 17, 2018

Aonami is Chico's first sustainable sushi bar and one of only ten in the country.Jimmy Lee, owner and chef of Aonami, found it fairly easy to open the sushi bar because of Chico's rich history of supporting...

Alyssa Van Steens waste jar contains a Band-Aid wrapper and the top packaging piece of a potato chip bag. Photo credit: Yaritza Ayon

Chico State students encouraged to walk trashed through campus

Yaritza Ayon // October 10, 2018

Associated Students Sustainability is challenging students to carry their trash with them for the entire month of October. The Zero Waste Challenge asks students and faculty to carry around all trash not...

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FitU helps transform students’ health perspectives

Yaritza Ayon // September 28, 2018

Chico State has a fitness program for students that strays away from the traditional set diet and exercise plan.FitU, established in 2009 by the nutrition and kinesiology department, takes a holistic...

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