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Five ways to spread holiday cheer, not germs

Brooke Martin // December 14, 2018

Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s; these holidays are here but so are sicknesss.Winter is a great season for romance. It’s filled with matching ugly Christmas sweaters, the sexy New...

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Crime rates rise over winter break

Molly Sullivan // December 13, 2016

Student residences and apartments are at increased risk for burglary and property crime during winter break, according to University Police Chief John Feeney. The Chico Police Department’s 2015 annual...

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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....

Complaints about short winter break are easily solvable

Matt Murphy // March 2, 2014

Spring break is fast approaching and in the spirit of the season, I've been in touch with various friends who don't go to Chico about plans for everyone's week off. There's just one problem: no one has...

Ann Bykerk-Kauffman, a professor in the Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences at Chico State.

Shorter winter break controversial

Madison Holmes // February 20, 2014

Chico State cut one week off winter break this year, giving less time for winter intersession studies and confusing students with their spring class schedules. Winter break is typically five weeks long....

David Stephen, director of University Housing and Food Services

Law enforcement, housing staff prepare for winter break

Aubrey Crosby // December 16, 2013

University Police and the Chico Police Department are preparing for winter break thefts and break-ins in the upcoming weeks. Chico police will take no extra steps for the increase in burglaries and theft...

Taylor Hall is scheduled to be demolished over winter break.
Photo by Aubrey Crosby

Facilities to be renovated over break

Nicholas Carr // December 16, 2013

The construction of new teaching spaces among other renovations will commence over winter break. The following projects will begin or continue once students and faculty have vacated the campus: Taylor...

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