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Let us help you find the perfect gift for students and more at Chico State. Photo by Heather Taylor with Magic Studio, Nov. 10.

Bootstraps, scream jars and friendship bracelets: A Chico State gift guide

Heather Taylor, Copy Editor // November 29, 2023

As the holiday season quickly approaches, we know many of you are thinking about gift-giving. It can be challenging to find the perfect gift for your loved ones, but at your Chico State family headquarters,...

People gather at the Purim buffet as the feast begins. Taken by Ariana Powell, March 7.

Purim: Celebrating Queen Esther, a savior of Jewish community in 4th century BCE

Ariana Powell, City Editor // March 10, 2023

Tables vibrated and the air buzzed as hands and feet fell on flat surfaces with a bang and graggers rapidly ticked through the atmosphere. The walls dressed in pink, blue and yellow foil reflected an...

Street view of Christmas Preview in Downtown Chico.

Chico community celebrates annual Christmas Preview

Hunter Casperson, Reporter // November 23, 2022

On the chilly night of Nov. 20, Chico residents crowded the streets of downtown, hugging warm cups of hot cocoa and apple cider as they celebrated Chico’s annual Christmas Preview. Sweet smells of...

Archie Yates as Max in HOME SWEET HOME ALONE, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by courtesy of Disney+. © 2021 20th Century Studios.

‘Home Sweet Home Alone’: a disappointing retelling of a holiday classic

Carrington Power, Reporter // November 29, 2021

“Home Sweet Home Alone” was released Nov. 12 on Disney+, a reboot of the beloved ‘90s holiday film franchise “Home Alone” starring Macaulay Caulkin.  "home alone" by s_herman is licensed...

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....

Student Yajaira Martin helped make an ofrenda on campus. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Spirits were high in Chico for Dia de los Muertos

Ulises Duenas // November 5, 2018

You don't need to be told when people are celebrating Dia de los Muertos. You don't need to see it either, you can smell it. You can hear it. It's a warm feeling that envelops you and leaves you feeling...

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Chico State prepares students for Cinco de Mayo

Daniel Wright // May 5, 2017

Chico State released an announcement to the student body urging safety for the holiday weekend. Chico PD indicated in the announcement that there would be no additional staffing or special event teams...

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

Celebrating being single

Nicole Henson // February 18, 2017

Singles Awareness day is stereotyped by people who are overly concerned about their relationship status, interpreting the holiday as a time to focus on being dejected and alone. But contrary to popular...

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
Find out which eggnogs are worth indulging in this holiday season.
Illustration by Adriana Macias Photo credit: Adriana Macias

Loans for the holidays

December 13, 2015
Students already have to deal with a rising tuition and loans, and having family constantly on their backs doesn't help.
Illustration by Katherine Kurz Photo credit: Katherine Kurz

Relationships during holiday season are overrated

December 10, 2015
Being single for the holidays is a blessing in disguise.
Illustration by Kayce Tynan Photo credit: Kayce Tynan

DIY presents for family and friends

December 7, 2015
Learn how to make a sugar scrub and a snow globe for debt-free holiday gifts.
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