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Homemade, low budget gifts

Homemade, low budget gifts

By Isabella Jackson, Supplements editor

December 5, 2016


Filed under Holiday Guide, Special Sections

The holidays are an expensive time, and it can be overwhelming – and hard on your wallet – to purchase gifts for all of the people in your life. So instead of buying them gifts, try making a unique, homemade present that will make them think of you every time they see it. Painted canvas Search for coup...

Books for the beach and the couch

Books for the beach and the couch

By Jacqueline Betthauser, Staff writer

December 5, 2016


Filed under Holiday Guide, Special Sections

Even though I wish that I was going on a relaxing, vacation this winter break, the reality is that I will return home to endure the cold winter. However, despite my lack of vacation, I am excited for the break because I can snuggle up under and blanket and still travel — through reading books. Books can...

Secret Santa gifts for every price limit

Secret Santa gifts for every price limit

By Isabella Jackson, Supplements editor

December 5, 2016


Filed under Holiday Guide, Special Sections

Secret Santa gift exchanges are a lot of fun. They are a chance to show your friends how much they mean to you, and they are a fun distraction from finals. However, Secret Santa gifts can present a unique challenge when you want to get your Secret Santa a great gift, but you need to adhere to a price...

Double the holiday fun: Celebrating both Hanukkah and Christmas

Double the holiday fun: Celebrating both Hanukkah and Christmas

By Kelsie Travers, Staff writer

December 5, 2016


Filed under Holiday Guide, Special Sections

For as long as I can remember, December contained the two most important holidays for my family: Christmas and Hanukkah. My mother is Jewish and my father does not have a religion, but grew up celebrating Christmas, so my family celebrates both holidays. For us, the holidays are less about religion and...

New Year’s Eve for you and me

New Year’s Eve for you and me

By Harrison Lindholm, Staff writer

December 5, 2016


Filed under Holiday Guide, Special Sections

New Year's Eve is a very exciting holiday across the globe. People of many cultures celebrate the changing of the calendar. It’s a time to celebrate the past and look forward to what the future holds. In the U.S., New Year's Eve has become a time to have one last party of the year, and many people c...

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