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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...

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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

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 Adriana Macias Photo credit: Adriana Macias

Loans for the holidays

December 13, 2015

As students begin to head home for the holidays to spend time with family, they are most likely going to be bombarded with the same questions as every year. They are asked about school, significant...

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...

Illustration by Kayce Tynan Photo credit: Kayce Tynan

DIY presents for family and friends

December 7, 2015

'Tis the season to bear gifts to family and friends. I'm guessing a lot of us do not have loads of money to spend, since you know, we're in college.Have no fear because I came up with two do-it-yourself...

Illustration by Kayce Tynan Photo credit: Kayce Tynan

All I want for Christmas is EU

December 5, 2015

I am a firm believer that you can buy happiness— with a plane ticket.Since returning from studying abroad six months ago, I've been itching for the next adventure, as many returners experience....

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...

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Spread holiday cheer with homemade cookies

December 3, 2015

Holidays mean time off from school spent lounging by the television and gorging on sweets. In this guide, you will find the recipes for gingerbread cookies and frosted peppermint brownie cookies.First,...

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