The Orion

Battle of holiday eggnog: Who made it taste best?

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

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 Santa hats— are complete with excess sugar and, of course, the indulgence. Each year, it seems tha...

Relationships during holiday season are overrated

Illustration by Katherine Kurz Photo credit: Katherine Kurz

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 season also serves as a time for students to unwind and take a break from the fall semester....

Xtreme Xmas Give-back to benefit community youth

Photo credit: The DownLo

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

Who said holiday shopping has to be hard?

Illustration by Kayce Tynan Photo credit: Kayce Tynan

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

Hold off on holiday celebrations until December

Illustration by Adriana Macias Photo credit: Adriana Macias

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

Study Break: ‘A Very Murray Christmas’ review

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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 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

Illustration by Kayce Tynan Photo credit: Kayce Tynan

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 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

Julianna Eveland

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

In support of a secular Christmas

Matt Murphy

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 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

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

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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