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Photo Illustration. It's common knowledge that parents lie to their children, whether for their children’s protection or their own. Many of these take the form of myths such as Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy.

Lies that parents tell

December 17, 2019

We all remember the horror we felt when our older sibling sneered down at us and told us that Santa Claus wasn’t real, or when we realized that our parents don’t have hidden cameras monitoring our every move so we stay in line, or that parents don’t possess a magical ability to know when we’re ly...

Photo Illustration. A student is handcuffed to their backpack symbolizing the restraint of homework over school breaks.

The holiday break burden

November 28, 2019

While the last teacher is home and ready to enjoy the holidays, the farthest thing from a student’s mind is the school they just left, but they are still trapped. Many students see the homework they are assigned over school breaks as a reminder that even when they are off campus and in the comfort o...

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

Remedies to become festive

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 be hard to feel festive. Here are some ways to truly get into the Christmas spirit. Christmas movies ...

Thanksgiving discussions

Thanksgiving discussions

November 20, 2018

Sound of silverware hitting plates and joyous laughter fills the air. Suddenly, you hear your parents, grandparents and everyone in attendance erupt into shouts of disagreement and disgust. You look around and wonder what could have stopped this. Thanksgiving dinner is a time when family meets to enjoy a meal ...

The ultimate juggle

The ultimate juggle

November 8, 2017

Piles and piles of homework are sitting on the bed. Many teachers give out homework over the longer holiday breaks, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and spring break. To keep their grades up, students need to work on the homework they receive over the holidays. Here are some study tips for those who a...

All I want for Christmas is a silent night

All I want for Christmas is a silent night

December 8, 2015

December. The month that millions of Americans look forward to every year. The month that promises amazing food, tons of presents and quality time with family. December would be the perfect month, except for one small detail: Christmas music. Yes, I am one of those people. I absolutely cannot s...

Home for the holidays

December 4, 2015

Twenty-two crowded cameras packed inside one tight portable classroom. Twenty-two pairs of eyes waited patiently in anticipation. With the creak of a door and an intake of breath, 22 tears stained the cheeks of Junior Piper and Freshman Hartley Spaulding as they hugged their brother for the first tim...

Snell serves food at the local Salvation Army for those in need over the holidays

Serving others during a time of serving

January 6, 2015

The food cooks in the oven, the table is set, family and friends arrive with appetizers and desserts. The television has America’s Game of the Day on along with Macy’s Day Parade in another room. This is the typical American Thanksgiving, but the fact is that there are members of the community that...

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