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Tess Luoma shared, My favorite [thing about] Thanksgiving is we make really good mashed sweet potatoes and this three tired jello cake thing. Photo by: Jocelyn Wood

Looking back on pilgrims and pie

Jocelyn Wood November 22, 2020

The story of how Thanksgiving began and evolutionized. Thanksgiving had begun all the way back in 1621, that's almost 399 years ago. The reason for Thanksgiving beginning is due to English colonists,...

Our modern day Halloween descended from various ancient traditions and festivals from nearly 2,000 years ago! Drawing by: Yasmin Myers

The spooky Hallow’s Eve history

Yasmin Myers November 10, 2020

 From carved beets to eerie rituals, our modern day Halloween is rooted in ancient traditions.  The Halloween holiday we know today has changed quite a bit from the Celtic celebrations that took place...

Sophomore Izzy Eulenhoefer says she is so surprised that there is so much waste during the holidays as she gestures to a trash can with photoshopped wrapping paper. - photo by Audrey Flynn

Christmas is ruining the Earth

Audrey Flynn December 18, 2019

 Shining light on the true environmental footprint of the holiday season Some might say that Christmas is one of the best times of the year, and I would have to agree. I absolutely love all the food,...

Gobble, gobble, will you be eating turkey this Thanksgiving? Drawing by: Yasmin Myers

Are you still gobblin’ da turkey?

Yasmin Myers November 20, 2019

Eating turkey for Thanksgiving: a less than saucy tradition [dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]hanksgiving, a holiday observed by the United States is usually a day of sitting down with family and filling...

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