Rockin Around, the Christmas Tree: Students Share Their Ornament Traditions

“My most favorite decoration is the Angel, the normal secular Christmas tree is fake or real with a star on top, but my family uses an Angel that has been used ever since my parents got married. It holds much value because it represents the ways of God, and allows us to remember its history as it has served us ever since I was born.” … Continue reading Rockin Around, the Christmas Tree: Students Share Their Ornament Traditions

Local Love: The Importance of Supporting Small Businesses

Shopping local is the most effective way to support your community rather than going to big chain companies. The impact that you can have on small local businesses in your community is big, and you can really help them out by participating in their events, buying products, or even just talking about them with family and friends.  At the start of the pandemic, it was … Continue reading Local Love: The Importance of Supporting Small Businesses

Cautious Christmas: COVID-19 Changes Holiday Plans

The harsh, cold wind blows outside, snowflakes fall from the sky. A red and orange glow comes from the blazing fireplace as it warms the house. The scent of freshly baked cookies and other sugary treats fills the air. The house inside and out is decorated in bright white, red and green decorations. In the living room there is a large Christmas tree with ornaments … Continue reading Cautious Christmas: COVID-19 Changes Holiday Plans

Frost, Fun, Family: Students Share Their Favorite Festivities

Christmas is a time to spend time with family and friends. Maybe it’s hanging around the fire, or giving, or eating delicious meals. It’s different for everyone, everyone has different Christmas traditions while some people have the same. Christmas traditions have been around for decades now; decorating the tree, baking treats, et cetera.  “For Christmas, my family and I wake up super early in the … Continue reading Frost, Fun, Family: Students Share Their Favorite Festivities

Holiday Vacation Q&A With Sophomore Kira Stankard

Q: What is your favorite vacation spot for Christmas and why? A: “My favorite Christmas vacation spot is probably Indiana in the small town where my family lives because we visit every year and it snows. It feels like Christmas because I’m with my family and cold weather. And I didn’t realize it was my favorite vacation spot until I realized that I would rather … Continue reading Holiday Vacation Q&A With Sophomore Kira Stankard

All in on Among Us: New Game Allows for Socially Distant Bonding

Tiny characters’ footsteps echo throughout the ship. Crewmates finish tasks and try to stay alive. One imposter lies among them. The imposter has lies, schemes, and murder in their hands. Will they find the imposter before it’s too late? Among Us has become very popular for teens. The app has been talked about by the students causing downloads to rise within September of 2020. Among … Continue reading All in on Among Us: New Game Allows for Socially Distant Bonding

Tender Traditions: Looking Back Onto Holiday Traditions, Now Lost

“I remember for Christmas when I was younger, my family and I would always go to church either in the United States or Mexico and we always had Nativity scenes under the Christmas tree,” Spanish teacher Señor Rodriguez said. “All of my family believed in the Three Wise Men. We honored the twelve days of Christmas too; however, we never went to Midnight Mass when … Continue reading Tender Traditions: Looking Back Onto Holiday Traditions, Now Lost

More Than a Mask: Mandates Help Student Self Consciousness

The everyday student and person is obligated to wear a mask at the risk of themselves and the people around them, but people’s immunity is not the only thing being handled, faces are no longer able to be exposed to one another, creating a blanket of comfort to those who do not wish to face social cues in either the classroom or outside world. “Something … Continue reading More Than a Mask: Mandates Help Student Self Consciousness