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Holidays Around the World

Holidays Around the World

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under News

With the holiday season among us, many people prepare for celebrations like Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s and other special occasions. Around the world, different cultures observe holidays that to some may not seem normal. Fans of 50s music come together annually for the Day Music Died...

Holiday Mint Truffle Cookies

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 21, 2018


Filed under Photos

These treats are a great item to bring to your holiday parties this year. Riley Sims What you will need is chocolate sandwich cookies, peppermints, and white melting chocolate. Riley Sims First, crush the mints in a plastic bag for topping. Riley Sims Melt the white chocolate over a double boil...

Tis the Season for Shopping

Tis the Season for Shopping

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The holidays are near, and many stores are beginning to advertise their biggest sales of the year. For most, the beginning of holiday shopping starts with Black Friday. However, in the recent years, stores have moved Black Friday earlier and earlier. Black Friday has now become Black Thursday. By moving...

Coach Don Card

Coach Don Card

Paola Hernandez, Reporter

November 22, 2017


Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"Over the holidays, we host a motorcycle soccer tournament at our farm," Football coach, Don Card said. "We play soccer on motorcycles, hence the name."

When Parents Work Holidays

When Parents Work Holidays

Riley Sims, Reporter

January 3, 2017


Filed under Features

For some, the holiday season is about spending time as a family, though for sophomore Truong Nguyen, only part of her Christmases are focused on her family. Many students have parents who work on the holidays and do not get to see them on these special days. While others may think it is sad, these...

Senior’s home damaged in Rowlett tornado

Senior’s home damaged in Rowlett tornado

Emily Molden, Reporter

February 9, 2016


Filed under News

The days after Christmas are usually spent with family and relaxing before the new year starts. However, senior Tessa Toler’s house was struck by a tornado on Dec. 26. While she was away for the holidays, Toler’s home was destroyed by the storm. “We walked in the house, and the ceiling in the kit...

Junior anticipates holiday traditions with family

Saschel Moore, Reporter

February 5, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

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...

The history and origins of Christmas

The history and origins of Christmas

Amy Pham, Co-Editor-In-Chief

December 21, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

The Origin of Saint Nicholas People believe Saint Nicholas was born around 280 A.D., near Turkey. As a result of his growing reputation for being kind, word of him spread. It is said that he saved three sisters from being sold into prostitution by buying them a dowry, allowing them to be married....

An Ethiopian Christmas

An Ethiopian Christmas

Eden Amberber, Reporter

December 21, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

As everyone sings holiday songs and opens gifts, he half-heartedly participates. He’s anticipating a later Christmas in January. Ethiopian senior Michael Kabtimer celebrates Christmas on Jan. 7, because Ethiopia follows the Coptic calendar, while America follows the Gregorian calendar. The Coptic...

Hearts apart for Christmas

Beth Mauthe, Reporter

January 6, 2015


Filed under Column

Christmas means more than just presents and store specials. As everyone hurries through the hustle and bustle of planning parties, baking special treats, buying gifts, and decorating, it can be easy to forget the true purpose and “spirit” of Christmas. To me, Christmas is all about celebrating...

4 Things to do before the winter holidays end

Juliana Gary

November 26, 2013


Filed under Entertainment

"Dashing Through the Snow" by CORP When: December 19 – 22 at 8pm, and the 22 at 2pm CORP (Company of Rowlett Performers) will perform “Dashing Through the Snow,” a play set in Tinsel, Texas, four days before Christmas. It showcases that whole day’s events at the Snowflake Inn. Where: G...