The holiday season is approaching and Ole Miss students are preparing for the long winter break. Many students living in apartment complexes or town homes will be leaving them unattended. This causes students' homes to be susceptible to any kind of criminal activity. Although Ole Miss is ranked as one of the top ten safest universities, incidents such as the "Panty Thief" and the robbery at University Trails leave students unsettled. Students are encouraged to lock all their doors and windows, and even leave a light or radio on to appear as if someone is home. It is also encouraged that students ask their complex managers about the safety precautions taken over the winter break. Taking all the necessary precautions helps ensure that their homes and belongings are safe.