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November 29, 2017

A shopper looks for deals on Black Friday in Seattle. An estimated $682 billion was spent on Black Friday in 2017 | Photo courtesy Associated Press/Elaine Thompson

Down with Black Friday

November 29, 2017

In the past decade, the rise and rapid expansion of the shopping extravaganza that is Black Friday has evolved into a beast of its own. And it is something...

All holidays are commercialized

All holidays are commercialized

April 2, 2016

Lent is over, the Easter Bunny has dropped his eggs and the complaints about the commercialization of Easter have begun. What is supposed to be a holiday...

AUAP students travel for the holiday break

By Rosie Perry, Staff Writer

December 6, 2015

After wrapping up their final event of 2015, Asia University America Program (AUAP) students are getting excited about their winter break plans. Director of AUAP Kristina Guilfoyle said her students typically plan to see as much of the United States as they can, so most of them will be heading off to another state for winter break. Sophomore Yuki Hosokawa plans to travel...

Winter Holidays celebrated by everyone

By Larry Ty Holmes, Opinion Editor

December 12, 2014

As “Merry Christmas” and “Have a happy New Year” start resounding from our lips, it should be noted that atheists shouldn’t be left out of the holiday joy and frolic. Living in the U.S., it is inferred that we are a society of consumerism and not all people - including Christians - celebrate Christmas explicitly for the birth of Jesus. Atheists are one of many...

Suicides less likely to occur during holidays

By Nicole Ruse, Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2014

Suicide rates are lowest during the holiday seasons than any other times of the year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics reported there is a trend among suicide rates being low in December, and spiking in spring and fall. The myth behind high rates of suicide during the holidays misleads people mostly through the...


How the electric bill stole Christmas

November 22, 2013

Keeping warm without raising the electric bill Oh the weather outside is frightful and being warm can be delightful, but once that electric bill comes, the money in students’ wallets will go, go, go. Luckily for students who live on campus, they do not have to pay the elect...

How to survive the holidays with the family

November 28, 2012

Ah, the holidays. They remind us of the importance of tradition. They remind us of the joy of being alive. And, most importantly, they remind us why we no longer live with our parents. I’m ...

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