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Xtreme Xmas Give-back to benefit community youth

Xtreme Xmas Give-back to benefit community youth

December 10, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

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, Cataclysmic Assault, Eviscerator, Richie Betts (of Drakkmar) and more."I think it's a great thing...

Who said holiday shopping has to be hard?

Who said holiday shopping has to be hard?

December 10, 2015


Filed under Special Sections

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 tackle holiday shopping the right way can eliminate the stress that is often unavoidable when trying to...

Hold off on holiday celebrations until December

Hold off on holiday celebrations until December

December 8, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 the holiday season. Basically, my pet peeve is when people, stores and radio stations start to celebrate...

Study Break: ‘A Very Murray Christmas’ review

Study Break: ‘A Very Murray Christmas’ review

George Johnston

December 7, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

  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 while stuck in a place he really does not want to be. This odd, tonal beginning may be due to the...

Parental guidance no longer needed for gift-giving

Parental guidance no longer needed for gift-giving

December 4, 2015


Filed under Special Sections

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 who have given you everything?Typically, when seeking advice for gifts, other people always suggest making something for parents. Unfo...

Home for Christmas — with disappointing academic tidings

Home for Christmas — with disappointing academic tidings

Julianna Eveland

December 19, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 of returning home can cause a dreaded, sinking feeling — almost nauseating. I know because I h...

In support of a secular Christmas

In support of a secular Christmas

Matt Murphy

December 18, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 have. Look, if I'm stuck in a system that forces me to take a sociology class when I have ...

Chico State should diversify decorations

Veronica De La Cruz

December 9, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 decorations. I didn't blame her. What better way to show that Chico State is in the holiday spiri...

Family holidays aren’t worth fretting over

Alyssa Dunning

November 8, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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, but I can't always make it to Thanksgiving or our big family Christmas. Being married means that I h...

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