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Santa Claus is one of the most widely known holiday figures in the media.

Locking up Claus

Story by Aislyn Echols, opinion editor December 25, 2020

Santa Claus is one of the most widely known holiday figures in the media. Children jump for joy when they hear that this jolly Christmas figure has visited their home in the night while they dreamed of...

Yule is a Pagan holiday that is usually celebrated by Neopagans, Pagans, Germanic peoples, Norse Pagans and Celtic witches.

What is Yule?

Story by Margaret Mutoke, staff writer December 22, 2020

As Christmas is right around the corner, we must remember the origins of this holiday. Yule is a Pagan holiday that is usually celebrated by Neopagans, Pagans, Germanic peoples, Norse Pagans and Celtic...

Here’s a list of 12 festive and easy gifts to make on a budget. 

12 days of gift-mas 

Story by Mikayla Zverina, culture editor December 18, 2020

All year you wish that the most wonderful time of the year would just go ahead and get here until it finally arrives. You are filled with joy until you realize you haven gotten Christmas gifts for anyone....

Many families will not be able to celebrate Christmas this year; high prices for gifts, holiday food and decorations make it nearly impossible for many families to have the celebration they want, especially with COVID-19 causing a rise in unemployment.

Holiday donations

Story by Katey Pappas, staff writer December 16, 2020

As Christmas day approaches, children and families all over begin to anticipate the gifts, food and cheer that come with the holiday season. However, not every family will be able to experience these wonderful...

I tried every food available to me at a typical Christmas dinner.

A delicious(?) Christmas

Story by Emma Allen, staff writer December 14, 2020

I’m not a fan of a lot of food; however, I find eating very enjoyable. It has to be the right foods, like perhaps chicken strips. But at most Christmas dinners, I’m not going to find chicken strips,...

The Salvation Army Angel Tree sits in the middle of Central Mall. Donations will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 11.

A season of giving

Story by Bailey Hawkins, advertisement editor December 8, 2020

For children, the magic of the holidays begins with the story of Santa Claus and the anticipation of seeing gifts under the tree on Christmas morning. But due to COVID-19, more than 20.6 million Americans...

ASL Honor Society and Leader-In-Me are spearheading the Christmas Service Project.

Offering holiday help

Story by Aislyn Echols, opinion editor December 4, 2020

ASL Honor Society and Leader-In-Me are spearheading the Christmas Service Project. This project is meant to help families who are struggling around the holidays, even more so due to the impact of COVID-19....

Photo illustration. Adults are quick to blame technology or material greed for teen’s lack of enthusiasm with Christmas. Far too often, the surreal Christmas experience fades away with childhood and teenagers are left in the holiday season reminiscing on their childhood experiences.

Rekindle Christmas

Story by Doug Kyles, staff writer December 16, 2019

Far too often, the surreal Christmas experience fades away with childhood and teenagers are left in the holiday season reminiscing on their childhood experiences. As we age, it’s easy to see how Christmas...

Police officer Alan Bailey shops with a child during the annual Shop with a Cop and Firefighter event Dec. 3 at Target.

Shop with a Cop and Firefighter

Story by Peyton Sims, culture editor December 3, 2019

Firefighters turn around the block, sounding their sirens. Kids can’t keep from smiling as they anticipate the morning that lies before them. On Dec. 3, Shop with a Cop and Firefighter was held at Target...

Photo Illustration. Two girls fight over a piece of merchandise in a local department store depicting the turmoil of Black Friday shopping.

Shop till you drop

Story by Bailey Hawkins, staff writer November 29, 2019

The day has come: Black Friday. It’s the holiday that best embodies the spirit of giving. So grab your dearest family and friends to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season by brawling with someone...

In case you missed it, Nov. 26, 2019

In case you missed it, Nov. 26, 2019

November 26, 2019

Pete Buttigieg pulls ahead in polls According to new survey results, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is polling second behind Biden in the race for the Democratic nomination. Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie...

Christmas garners festivities for many to enjoy. Sophomore Caden Rainwater finished decorating this Christmas tree.

Remedies to become festive

Story by Peyton Sims, staff writer December 15, 2018

A warm fire is burning. Presents sit under the Christmas tree waiting to be opened. You hold hot chocolate while watching snowflakes fall outside. Christmas is a cherished time of the year, but it can...

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