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DIY Christmas Ornaments

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Iveth Vanegas, Reporter

November 22, 2019

Two DIY Christmas ornaments to hang on your Christmas tree!  ...

Consumer Views on Holiday Creep

Consumer Views on Holiday Creep

Iveth Vanegas, Reporter

October 4, 2019

As September rolls over, stores have already bombarded customers with holiday decorations, a concept that actually is designed to make consumers rush into holiday shopping. This is known as the holiday creep, a merchandising strategy where companies sell holiday decorations or items months before the actu...

Christmas on the Square

Christmas on the Square

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

January 10, 2019

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The Moral Obligation to Give Gifts This Christmas

The Moral Obligation to Give Gifts This Christmas

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

November 26, 2018

Giving gifts to my family is a dilemma for me. I have a family split by literal barriers like oceans and emotional ones like divorce. Although the moral of gift-giving may not be what many people usually think about when the holidays come around, I feel like it’s a worthy topic that impacts many people ...

Easy Bunuelo Recipe

Clarissa Moreno, Photographer

December 6, 2017

Time: Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 20 minutes   Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon 12 (8 inch) flour tortillas whole or cut into shapes   Directions: In a bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar. In a heavy-bottom saucepan, add enough oil to come up half...

Gingerbread Pancakes

Clarissa Moreno, Photographer

December 6, 2017

Time: Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 15 minutes   Ingredients: 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 egg ½ teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ cup molasses 1 ½ cu...

Separated for Christmas

Separated for Christmas

Paola Hernandez, Reporter

December 1, 2017

   Christmas is coming up, which means it’s time to get the family together and celebrate.    For some families, this includes presents, food and spending quality time with each other. For others, it’s a time to reminisce over the loss of certain family members. Immigration has been an ongoi...

Student celebrates Islamic festival

Student celebrates Islamic festival

Riley Sims, Reporter

January 3, 2017

Freshman Leena Siraj celebrates Eid, the Islamic festival, with her family every year. “We usually go to the convention center and pray, and then we go home to a after-party,” Siraj said. “Then we just have fun with our family and friends.” Growing up, Siraj witnessed fellow classmates...

Moises Salmeron

Moises Salmeron

Elena Gary, Designer

December 18, 2016

"My job [during the holiday season] is really busy and I'm tired of people, and I'm ready to get everybody out of the store. [My job made me] hate Christmas music, I listen to it eight hours a day. I'm like 'Can you stop?' It's the same song in twenty different versions and I'm like, 'Are you kidding...

Nhu Nguyen

Nhu Nguyen

Elena Gary, Designer

December 16, 2016

"I'm not ready for the second semester, because it's just going to get harder, especially with Physics. Two of my classes are getting changed [with my schedule] next year, APUSH and Precal. I'm excited for Christmas Break to spend time with my family and friends and getting gifts, but I haven't really...

Junior anticipates holiday traditions with family

Saschel Moore, Reporter

February 5, 2016

In most television productions Christmas in the United States is generically portrayed as a season for gift-giving and caroling into the wee hours of the night. However, something that sets the real America apart from its film depictions is the diversity. In Hispanic culture, Christmas is celebrated...

Krismasi Njema, or Merry Christmas, in Swahili

Krismasi Njema, or Merry Christmas, in Swahili

Patty Castillo, Reporter

December 21, 2015

While some may put an Xbox One, the newest iPhone or a Chevy Camaro on their wish list, freshman Isaac McMillen wants something unmaterialistic this holiday season. McMillen’s older sister was given the opportunity to teach science to middle schooler’s in Kenya, Africa and will not be home for the...