The Orion

Five ways to spread holiday cheer, not germs

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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 Year’s Eve kiss and much more. What’s not so hot though, is the flu.The flu is a very co...

Crime rates rise over winter break

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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 report shows 148 burglaries were reported in the first quarter of 2015, and 118 in the first quar...

All I want for Christmas is EU

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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...

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 the same week off. Between private colleges, University of California schools, and State Universit...

Shorter winter break controversial

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

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. This year it was was four weeks long so that spring graduation wouldn't fall on the same weekend as Memo...

Law enforcement, housing staff prepare for winter break

David Stephen, director of University Housing and Food Services

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 this time of year, but are doing their best to make their presence known in areas where break-ins are an issue...

Facilities to be renovated over break

Taylor Hall is scheduled to be demolished over winter break.
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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 Hall The building, which was constructed in 1961, will be demolished over the break to make room for the Arts and Humanities building. The new structure w...

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