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Navigate your way through the grocery store by avoiding the worst brands of eggnog and seeking out the best. Photo credit: Grace Kerfoot

Battle of holiday eggnog: Who made it taste best?

December 14, 2015

Nothing quite punctuates the holidays like the arrival of eggnog to the grocery store dairy case. The tall holiday-colored cartons— adorned with printed Christmas lights and dancing cows wearing...

Illustration by Katherine Kurz Photo credit: Katherine Kurz

Relationships during holiday season are overrated

December 10, 2015

Around winter time, single people everywhere begin to feel lonely. With no one to cuddle with, the idea of being single seems less exciting. Come November, cuddle and holiday season is in full effect. Holiday...

Photo credit: The DownLo

Xtreme Xmas Give-back to benefit community youth

December 10, 2015

The Xtreme Xmas Give-back Benefit show will be accepting donations of new and unwrapped toys, cash, winter clothing, hygiene products and food pantry items.The bands that will be tperforming include Aberrance,...

Illustration by Kayce Tynan Photo credit: Kayce Tynan

Who said holiday shopping has to be hard?

December 10, 2015

With the holiday season comes what seems to be an endless list of relatives you have yet to buy gifts for. Long lines, out-of-stock items and disastrous sales floors can be a turnoff, but knowing how to...

Illustration by Adriana Macias Photo credit: Adriana Macias

Hold off on holiday celebrations until December

December 8, 2015

Now I know I am about to sound like a real Grinch, but I promise that I do not have a heart two sizes too small. This is simply a pet peeve, and I feel like people are truly losing the true meaning of...

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Study Break: ‘A Very Murray Christmas’ review

George Johnston // December 7, 2015

  After a blizzard traps New Yorkers in their homes, Bill Murray is forced to do his live Christmas TV special in front of no one. An understandably depressed Murray has an existential crisis...

Illustration by Kayce Tynan Photo credit: Kayce Tynan

Parental guidance no longer needed for gift-giving

December 4, 2015

The season of giving can be particularly difficult for money-strapped college students— especially when it comes to buying a gift for parents. After all, what could possibly be enough for the people...

Julianna Eveland

Home for Christmas — with disappointing academic tidings

Julianna Eveland // December 19, 2014

They say there's no place like home for the holidays. Unless you have poor grades and a low GPA that need to be explained to your parents once you get there. If that’s the case, the thought...

Matt Murphy

In support of a secular Christmas

Matt Murphy // December 18, 2014

This time of year is special to me for a couple of reasons. It's one of only two times a year that I do math. I calculate the minimum grade I need on my finals to maintain whatever grades I currently...

Chico State should diversify decorations

Veronica De La Cruz // December 9, 2014

As I was speed walking past the Bell Memorial Union to get to the Performing Arts Center with my friend Julia for our history class, I couldn't help but notice how her eyes were glued to all the Christmas...

Family holidays aren’t worth fretting over

Alyssa Dunning // November 8, 2014

I love the holiday season, but sometimes I have to ditch out on family for my own health. Once someone reaches adulthood, holidays become a lot more difficult to navigate. Family gatherings are great,...

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