Browsing tag: christmas

Make these handmade gifts this holiday season

HANDMADE WITH LOVE. This lego keychain holder is just one of the easy handmade gifts you could give to your loved ones this year. Article and photo by Betzie Hernandez Christmas, a time of giving and receiving. Anyone who has bought gifts during this time knows that with great presents comes a greater price, but it doesn't have to be that way. Today there are a lot of other ways to give a present without spending much money. One of the ways is DIY gifts. From making your own cards to making a snowglobe, there's a huge

Continue reading

Opinion: Is consumerism overshadowing Christmas?

Article and graphic by Tara Elsa, Editor-in-chief The holidays are a time for celebration and family. But are they still? While many holidays started as celebrations, they have become much more focused on the exchange of gifts and the purchasing of knick-knacks. This has given large companies control of the market and economy. These large companies want more business and sales from people—or consumers—for personal profit, with whatever means necessary; this is also called consumerism. Consumerism is the act of promoting

Continue reading

Baking with Burris: SRHS teacher and former chef David Franzman shares his beef Wellington recipe

Every year on Christmas, it's a tradition that history teacher David Franzman makes his family Beef Wellington for dinner. "[My] family enjoyed it so much and that always gladdens my heart. So there isn’t necessarily a story behind it, it’s just what we’ve done. It’s a tradition,” said Franzman. Article and photo by Jaden Burris, Social Media Editor With the holidays coming up, families are coming together. The foods that we eat during our holidays are what bring us together. To history teacher David Franzman, it's a

Continue reading

People with Holiday Birthdays shouldn’t be forgotten. Here’s how to celebrate them

CHRISTMAS BLUES. Around the world, people are getting their birthdays mixed up with holidays, and every year, people feel they are getting forgotten and are becoming just a trivial part of the holiday season. Here we see a poor soul who happens to share a birthday with Christmas.(Above) Ho ho no indeed! Article and photo by Ben Sorkin Holidays. They’re annual, they’re days and depending on the circumstances, can be very fun! But what happens when these two holidays overlap? As you know, humans are born, specifically, on

Continue reading

Recipes to combat winter gloom

Caycie Clayton’s delicious apple oat muffin, meant to be Fall themed and consisting of nutmeg and cardamom, could easily be a winter themed muffin as well. Overall these muffins were healthy, flavorful and hands down a great snack to have during the holidays. Photo by Caycie Clayton.Article by Jaeden Callender and Caycie Clayton.The winter can feel lengthy, dark and cold due to the prolonged nights and chilly air. These long months can easily feel gloomy and dismal, meaning extra steps need to be taken in order to get through the

Continue reading

Halloween or Christmas?

Article by Andreas Petersen and Julia Sanabria Halloween or Christmas? A long standing argument, the debate between Christmas and Halloween and which is better, always comes up again during the festive season. Two friends, Blue and Watson, are no different when asked which holiday was better. Both of them present their argument for their favorite holiday in this thrilling narrative full of convincing and hilarious arguments. Watson and Blue start off by announcing their sides:

Watson: Halloween,

Continue reading

The Environmental Impacts Of Christmas Trees

SRHS senior Zayra Escutia takes pride in her environmentally-friendly real tree and the traditions that come with it. “Picking out a tree and decorating it is always a fun way to spend time with family, and I’ve come to appreciate it more under this year’s unusual circumstances.” Escutia’s cat, Tofu, doesn’t seem to have any complaints!Picture by Zayra Escutia Article By: Giovi Andreassi Every year around December comes the time to begin the festivities of the holiday season. For those who celebrate Christmas, this usually

Continue reading