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The Origins of April Fools’ Day

By Bridget Hynes

April 1, 2014

April Fools’ Day, a holiday now known for pranks and jokes, is celebrated across the nation and throughout the Western world on April 1. However, the lighthearted event, alternatively known as All Fools’ Day, does not have the clearest origins.   The most popular explanation has the holiday running ...

A Kim Family Tradition for New Year’s Day

A Kim Family Tradition for New Year’s Day

By Stephanie Kim

December 10, 2013

As a kid, there was one dress I didn’t fuss about wearing: a hanbok, the Korean traditional dress worn on New Year’s Day. Customarily, men would wear a fancy top with pants, while women wore a beautiful blouse with a long skirt. But at my family gatherings, only children would wear a hanbok. For this ...