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10 non-Christmas songs to get you in the holiday spirit

Juliet Perry, Reporter // December 6, 2023

It’s that time again: the holidays. Christmas songs are playing in every store, and if “All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey comes on one more time, Santa will have to make one more lump...

Created by Ariana Powell on Dec. 3. Photos by James Superschoolnews and Brett Sayles on Pexels.

Happy horror-days: Christmas horror films

Ariana Powell, A&E Editor // December 4, 2023

A lot of people believe October, “spooky month,” is the month for horror movies due to its spooky themes, almost every holiday has some scary movie made in its name. One such holiday being society’s...

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Holidays: fodder for drunk stories or environmental hazards?

Ariana Powell, Reporter // October 10, 2022

The beginning of October signaled the symbolic start of fall. It brought about the need to start pulling out cozy sweaters, queue up comfort movies to snuggle to and begin decorating everything with ochre-toned...

A Camp Fire Toy Drive is located on Main Street in downtown Chico. Kozette McGowan organized the event with the children affected by the Camp Fire in mind so that they can have something of comfort. The toy drive will be going on until Dec 17. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

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Olyvia Simpson // December 10, 2018

A Camp Fire Toy Drive is located on Main Street in downtown Chico. Kozette McGowan organized the event with the children affected by the Camp Fire in mind so that they can have something of comfort. The...

The Chico Community Concert Band flute section plays at the Chico Elks Lodge on Nov. 11, 2016, during a Veterans Day program. From left: Linda Gould, Carolyn Hamilton, Jackie Corrie and Sanda Doerschlag. Image courtesy of Mark Plenke.

Chico Community Concert Band to play free holiday concert

Natalie Hanson // December 7, 2018

The Chico Community Concert Band will perform its annual Christmas concert at the Lakeside Pavilion in California Park at 3 p.m., Sunday.The concert, titled "Christmas Serenade," is free to the public....

Charlie Brown getting psychiatric help from Lucy Van Pelt. Photo credit: Daelin Wofford

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ brings nostalgia for the holiday classic

Alex Coba // December 5, 2018

Good grief, it's Christmas time again and with it comes all that commercialism this time of year brings. It's lucky that the Chico State Department of Music and Theater put on the perfect escape from the...

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‘Kaskade-ing’ into a very electronic Christmas

Alejandra Solorio // December 13, 2017
Electronic dance music producer Kaskade created an album inspired by jolly holiday favorites.
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Christmas playlist of the week

Niyat Teferi // December 13, 2017

Christmas is near and it's only right to ring in the season with a cheerful holiday playlist. Here are the 15 top Christmas songs that will make your spirits just a little brighter.All I Want For Christmas...

The do’s and dont’s of holiday shopping

Danielle Cortes // December 12, 2017

It is the most wonderful time of the year. You know what that means! Everybody is finally home for the holidays, the family is back together, the cookies are in the oven, the lights up and the gifts are...

Before The Nutcracker, they played a slideshow with pictures from Chico at the turn of the century. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Chico Community Ballet presents their own Chico-version of ‘The Nutcracker’

Caitlyn Young // December 7, 2017

There are hundreds of Christmas-related traditions across the world, and everyone celebrates Christmas in their own way. For some families, a common tradition is to go see “The Nutcracker”...

A childrens choir is featured in the concert. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Chico State’s musical groups unite to celebrate holiday season

Natalie Hanson // December 3, 2017

This year's Glorious Sounds of the Seasons concert showcases Chico State's musical talents with a holiday theme. The concert's first performance took place in the Harlen Adams Theatre on Friday at 7:30...

Christmas tree to be lit at the downtown City Plaza in Chico. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Christmas tree lighting to be celebrated in Downtown Chico

Natalie Hanson // December 1, 2017

Chico's downtown City Plaza will host the annual lighting of a 90 foot redwood tree Friday Dec.1. The community gathers yearly in the celebration of the holiday season to enjoy the lighting of over 2,000...

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