The Orion

Going home for holiday break may be harder than students think

Some students opt to live in University Village to escape the issues of on-campus living. Photo credit: Brittany Mcclintock

Joel Peterson

December 5, 2019

Chico State has had many students walk in and out of its doors, but what seems to be a cause of concern no one really talks about is housing. More specifically, housing for the newest group of freshmen who have nowhere to go during their holiday breaks.The campus has a total of eight dormitories for their...

The do’s and dont’s of holiday shopping

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Danielle Cortes

December 12, 2017

It is the most wonderful time of the year. You know what that means! Everybody is finally home for the holidays, the family is back together, the cookies are in the oven, the lights up and the gifts are under the tree. One of the most stressful parts of the holidays is buying gifts because all the...

How to be environmentally friendly over the holidays

Father and daughter recycling for the holidays. Photo credit: Getty Images - Ryan J Lane

Kendall George

December 7, 2017

The holidays, although fun, can be very unsustainable when it comes to being eco-friendly. However, there are some ways to be more environmentally conscious when celebrating the holidays and new year. Some people may think that it is hard and that the changes needed to make an impact are not worth it...

Cuffing Season: You’re Doing It Wrong

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Rachel Reyes

December 5, 2017

The transition from summer to fall to winter is so obvious in Chico. You go from scorching, sweating heat to piercing cold winds surrounded by yellow, orange and red. If you wanted to find another way to tell the seasons apart, listen to your very happily single friend begin to whine about wanting...

‘How is life?’

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Kendall George

November 28, 2017

Thanksgiving gave just a glimpse of home-life away from college, surrounded by childhood friends and far-away family. Whether or not you enjoy going home for the holidays, it has come time to face relatives, some for the first time since leaving home. It might be nice to be in your hometown for a ...

Naughty gifts for people on your nice list

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Rachel Reyes

November 27, 2017

The holiday season has finally arrived and the rush that comes with finding the perfect gift is just around the corner.While many students are busy with studying for finals and in a hurry to put their lives together, it’s no question why that rush comes days before Christmas.When people think abo...

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...

Chico State students spread holiday cheer

Kayla Smith

December 1, 2013

For many, the holiday season consists of spending time with family, sipping hot cocoa by the fire and hunting for that perfect Christmas tree, but some campus organizations are using this time to give back to the less fortunate by volunteering in the community. Alysen Folkens, president of Phi Eta Sigma...

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