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Students, teachers recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day, how Black Lives Matter movements have affected its importance

Jasmine Zhang, Student Section Reporter January 19, 2021

On the third Monday of January each year, people all over the country honor and remember the life and accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK). As a civil rights activist, MLK led the American civil...

In preparation for Christmas, their family’s celebration around the time of the winter solstice, sophomore Catherine Byrne and her mother set up their Christmas tree. “For us, the focus is not all about the decorations and the presents and more about our religion. And we always talk about how much we care for each other and how grateful we are for each other. It’s a very sentimental 
time for us,” 
Byrne said.

CHS students celebrate winter solstice in different ways, describe cultural significance

Raghav Sriram December 21, 2020

While it might seem unusual to celebrate the winter solstice, the shortest day and darkest time of the year, many students at this school look forward to holidays around this time and have already begun...

With holiday season approaching,  make sure to spend time relaxing, winding down

With holiday season approaching, make sure to spend time relaxing, winding down

Ally Horwitz December 11, 2020

By this time already, my family and I would know exactly what the holiday plans are and how the two-week break would be split up between my divorced parents. My room would be decorated, and I would have...

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, people should make time for family this holiday season

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, people should make time for family this holiday season

Maddie Kosc December 11, 2020

Some of my fondest childhood memories can be attributed to the magic of the holidays. I grew up in an interfaith family, so the holidays have always been a time for our family to come together and celebrate...

Single's day becomes another for-profit holiday, practice self-love every day

Single’s day becomes another for-profit holiday, practice self-love every day

Marissa Finney November 13, 2020

February’s Valentines Day, September’s National Singles Day and the upcoming Black Friday are consumerist nightmares. In fact, most holidays are.  When most people think of the holiday season,...

News Briefs 12.12

News Briefs 12.12

Cady Armstrong December 12, 2019

GREAT VIEWS: 
Junior Michelle Boulos smiles next to a mountain range. Boulos said she loves traveling because she gets to experience it with family.
Submitted Photo by Michelle Boulos

Students, travel professionals, consider benefits of traveling during holiday season

Marissa Ryan December 12, 2019

For many, the joy of the holiday season is the hope of the stereotypical “winter wonderland” on Christmas morning, but for junior Michelle Boulos, she would rather see that snow in much warmer liquid...

Students, parents identify pros in working during the holiday season

Students, parents identify pros in working during the holiday season

Sarah Zheng December 5, 2019

The holiday season is a time, for many students, to take a break from any form of stress and enjoy quality time with friends and family. Whether that quality time is defined as watching TV with friends...

DIY Wreath: Take a look at this easy decoration to spice up your holiday

DIY Wreath: Take a look at this easy decoration to spice up your holiday

Hannah Gretz November 15, 2019

Materials: 17-inch by 17-inch     circular wreath Fake flower assortment Two 7-inch pieces of wire A wooden letter Hot glue Steps:               1....

From the Heart: In face of excessive consumerism, students should consider making handmade gifts during holiday season

From the Heart: In face of excessive consumerism, students should consider making handmade gifts during holiday season

December 13, 2018

As a 16-year-old girl, one might assume I spend countless hours on end shopping and going to the mall, as many of my peers do. To be fair, I was once in a similar place to those people, sleeping overnight...

Popping Into Holiday Music: Upbeat nature of pop-style holiday music is superior to classic holiday music

Popping Into Holiday Music: Upbeat nature of pop-style holiday music is superior to classic holiday music

Hannah Gretz December 13, 2018

From November to January, holiday music is and will be heard everywhere you go. Department stores, car radios, grocery stores, you name it. But, while classic holiday songs are festive and enjoyable, I...

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