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And there goes my dinner… again

G. Lam, Reporter

December 18, 2018

If I was to describe my past Christmas experiences in one word, I would choose “chaotic”. Coming from a blended family with ten children, I grew up never knowing the prospect of quiet or calm. Most of my memories consist of...

Professional panhandling

Eston Williams, Reporter

December 18, 2018

My favorite holiday tradition is ringing the bells for the Salvation Army. Each year, my family along with some of our closest friends come together to help fundraise for the Salvation Army. We gather many different types of...

Away in a manger

Caden McCune, Reporter

December 18, 2018

Since I was a little kid, every year my family would do several traditions for Christmas. One of my favorites would have to be when we would get our homemade manger out. At some point before I was born, my grandpa made a manger...

A smaller Christmas

Elijah Harper, Reporter

December 18, 2018

The traditions of Christmas vary between all different families, most of which consist of staying at home, drinking hot chocolate, and opening presents, to get into the Christmas spirit. The majority of people who practice these...

New year, new memories

Tiffany Vuong, Reporter

December 17, 2018

With all the holidays approaching, New Year’s Eve is the most underrated. Like most people, I do your basic Christmas traditions, like binge-watching Christmas movies and creating Mariah Carey Christmas playlists on Spotify....

Christmas Tree

Leticia Ruvalcaba, Reporter

December 17, 2018

My entire life, my family and I have gone out to get our Christmas tree together. For as long as  I can remember my cousins and I have gone to Holloways, which is a place where you can cut down your own Christmas tree. You ca...

Festive family fun

Lauren Tittes, Reporter

December 17, 2018

In my family, we don’t really have any real “traditions;” instead, we celebrate pretty much like everybody else. On Christmas Eve, my family and I open up one gift, and we have a pre-Christmas dinner. After we eat, we get in...

Christmas Eve dinner

Neel Panchal, Reporter

December 14, 2018

When Christmas comes around each year, everyone has their special traditions. The traditions help make memories with family and friends, and signify the importance of the holiday season. One tradition my family has is that we’ll e...

Stop singing, it isn’t Christmas yet

Elijah Harper, Reporter

December 14, 2018

Christmas music has forever been a tradition during the holiday season. Hearing classic Christmas hits fills a room with holiday spirit and nostalgia. But recently, this fake, repetitive music has been getting on my nerves. T...

Watching “Best in Show”

Marcos Gonzalez, Reporter

December 14, 2018

Every November and December, my family watches two movies. Typically, we watch Planes, Trains and Automobiles for Thanksgiving, then around Christmas we watch Best in Show. Some years we switch the format up, but this year it’s ...

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