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Winning Recipe: Christmas Tree Brownies

Winning Recipe: Christmas Tree Brownies

December 13, 2018

This recipe was submitted by juniors Claire Van Meter and Gretchen Fehn, who said they have a best friend baking tradition of baking a different recipe each year. They decided to bake these brownie treats this year because they wanted to make a dessert that didn't take a lot of time, but still looked...

Oreo Pop-Tarts

Oreo Pop-Tarts

December 13, 2018

This recipe was submitted by junior Thomas Gimeno, who said he tried out this recipe for the first time during one of his annual hiking trip in North Carolina for a part of the Appalachian Trail with his mother. He said now it's a tradition for the two of them to eat these treats before the hikes. ...

Soft Sour Cream Cookies

Soft Sour Cream Cookies

December 13, 2018

This recipe was submitted by junior Julianne Sendon, who said this recipe is relatively new to her family, as it belongs to the family of her sister's boyfriend. She said this new recipe represents the changing of traditions, as well as growth in their household. She said although these are just cookies,...

A job well done: year two of Christkindlmarkt underway, a wonderful place to spend time with family and friends this holiday season

A job well done: year two of Christkindlmarkt underway, a wonderful place to spend time with family and friends this holiday season

Hannah Gretz

November 21, 2018

With the opening of Carmel’s Christkindlmarkt on Nov. 17, I had the opportunity to explore the event in all its glory, from food to gifts to entertainment. As the photos depict, the event’s decorations was the number one attraction for me. It’s nearly impossible not to feel cheery and in the...

Where Is The Love?: Retail stores should consider transitioning into a more culturally diverse music playlist during the holidays

Where Is The Love?: Retail stores should consider transitioning into a  more culturally diverse music playlist during the holidays

Anna Klauz, Reporter

December 14, 2017

In the spirit of the holiday season, the overplayed Christmas music craze has commenced. From “Santa Baby” to “White Christmas,” most of us can admit to songs like these being stuck in our heads at one point or another when coming out from our favorite retail or grocery stores. As an ethnic Jew,...

Light It Down: People should use more environmentally friendly Christmas lights

Light It Down: People should use more  environmentally friendly Christmas lights

Hannah Glazier, Social Media Editor

December 14, 2017

Despite my jewish faith, I love everything about Christmas. However, this year, one defining characteristic of this special season raises a point of concern for me: Christmas lights. Last year, I took AP Environmental Science and closely studied the significant amount of nonrenewable energy it takes...

Despite ubiquity of certain holiday foods, many families still eat variety of distinct traditional dishes

Despite ubiquity of certain holiday foods, many families still eat variety of distinct traditional dishes

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December 14, 2015

During the holidays, many people have their own food traditions whether it results from their ethnicity, religion or just their family. Vivian Halloran, Food Studies Professor at Indiana University, observes that family holiday traditions give multiple generations a chance to share and perform their own...

Not Your Usual Santa Babies

Not Your Usual Santa Babies

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December 14, 2015

With the  holidays approaching there is sure   to be more baking around the house. Mini Santas are a great way to get in the spirit of the season because they’re easy to make, fun to eat and simply delicious. Since holidays are about spending time with family and friends, try this original recipe...