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The hidden meaning behind Christmas lyrics

Jackson Gunelson, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2016

The Christmas Song “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire” Chestnuts are traditionally from regions in the Mediterranean Sea. The tradition arose in the mid-16th century in which Romans would roast chestnuts on the holidays. While not being specifically for Christmas, the chestnuts represented chastit...

Students deserve an extra day off

Students deserve an extra day off

Emma Walinsky, Writer

January 27, 2016

Act 80 days are a blessing in the eyes of students. November 16, students were not required to come to school due to an Act 80 day. Rather than a regular day filled with classes, teachers were available for conferences with parents beginning at 12 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m. The school used an Act 80 day...

Teenagers revive the Christmas spirit

Alexa Biddle, Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2016

When school lets out on the 23rd, something possesses me and all I want to do is watch Elf and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Even though I know Santa Claus does not exist, playing glorified house with my sisters during the Christmas season makes the Christmas spirit hit me, like other teenagers...

Post-Christmas depression gets the best of many

Taylor Brigade, Staff Writer

January 19, 2016

Christmas is the happiest time of the year. As soon as porch lights go off signaling the end of trick-or-treat, Christmas trees begin popping up; individuals and businesses everywhere begin obsessing over Christmas. Following Thanksgiving, the holiday spirit seems inescapable. “Christmas cheer”...

Why American Horror Story should be your new favorite show

Jared Williard, Staff Writer

December 9, 2015

In fall 2011, a new show premiered on FX by the name of American Horror Story . As soon the first episode aired, the ratings soared. In recognition of Season 5, which premiered October 7, here is a ranking of each season of AHS from best to worst. The first season, subtitled Murder House, premiered October...

Black Friday intimidates shoppers

Alexa Biddle, Editor-In-Chief

December 8, 2015

Urban Dictionary defines Black Friday as “the day after Thanksgiving, when stores decide to open at the crack of dawn to start Christmas sales.” Black Friday tends to be stereotyped as a 24-hour period when sleep-deprived mothers and teenagers, running on coffee and adrenaline, trample one another...

The Hunger Games fans prepare for finale

Alexa Biddle, Editor in Chief

December 8, 2015

WARNING: THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS STORY. People anxiously sit on the edge of their seats, eyes glued to the screen as they watch the last moments of Mockingjay: Part One. Peeta is briefly shown writhing around on a hospital bed, brainwashed and rabid, and then the screen cuts to black. Mouths a...

Apple creates new and improved technology

Alexa Biddle and Tayah Moore

December 4, 2015

iOS 9 is the best thing since sliced bread according to Apple fans. A breakdown of the different components it brings to the table (free of gimmicks and advertisement techniques) should give one the information he needs to draw conclusions about just how much he desperately needs to download the next...

Are TV ratings that big of a deal?

Gillian Revenis, Staff Writer

December 3, 2015

Everyone watches movies, but does anybody actually look to see what they are rated? Many people who watch movies disregard the rating, even if the movie is rated R and the viewer is under the recommended age. Nowadays, ratings do not matter to most people as much as they did 20 years ago. A 12-year-old...

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