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Chico Community Concert Band to play free holiday concert

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.

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. The program includes a mix of classic Christmas carols as well as a variety of contemporary selection...

Spirits were high in Chico for Dia de los Muertos

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

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 appreciative and grateful. Chicoween has become notorious, but this is the Fall holiday that's worth...

Chico State prepares students for Cinco de Mayo

Photo credit: Sean Martens

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 for the weekend. The announcement outlined three guideline students should use this weekend. · If ...

Celebrating being single

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

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 belief, there are many reasons to be joyous on the day after Valentine's Day. A person has th...

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...

Loans for the holidays

Illustration by Adriana Macias Photo credit: Adriana Macias

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 others, social lives, post-graduation plans and finances covering everything in and out of college. Now,...

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....

DIY presents for family and friends

Illustration by Kayce Tynan Photo credit: Kayce Tynan

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 gifts that are sure to please: sugar scrubs and a classic snow globe.For the sugar scrub you will need: 1 drop of green food coloring1 1...

All I want for Christmas is EU

Illustration by Kayce Tynan Photo credit: Kayce Tynan

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. Winter break is a great time to travel, life permitting.Here's why you should make the time and space in your b...

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...

Spread holiday cheer with homemade cookies

Photo credit: Getty Images

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, the classic gingerbread cookies. Use either cookie cutouts to form gingerbread men and women or form the dough ...

Easter plans scrambled by lack of campus accommodation

Easter plans scrambled by lack of campus accommodation

Megan Mann

April 10, 2015

Every year it's the same story: my friends can't go home to celebrate Easter and Good Friday with their families because they live too far away. While I'm fortunate to live close enough that I'm able to celebrate holidays like Easter with my parents, I too am unable to celebrate with my extended...

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