Chanukah

Levi Gettleman, A&E Editor

March 22, 2019


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Chanukah is a Jewish holiday celebrated in the winter for eight days, starting on the 25th of the Hebrew month of Kislev. This year, Chanukah began on December 2nd. The story of Chanukah takes place in the days of the second temple in Jerusalem (the second century BCE). The temple was the holiest...

Christmas Folklore

Mary Conaway, News Editor

March 22, 2019


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Around the world, Santa Claus comes in many different forms; from murderous and evil to the cookie-loving man in a red suit. A fun way to change up your usual “A Night Before Christmas” is through looking at stories that take a whole new perspective on Santa Claus. One folklore from Germany is...

Why Coal

Téa Schmid, Design Editor

March 22, 2019


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The legend of the jolly old man who brings presents every Christmas Eve has been around for centuries. There are many pieces of this story that everybody knows -— Santa wears a red coat, he drives a sleigh led by magic flying reindeer, he knows if you’re naughty and nice, and if you’re naughty,...

Christmas before Coca-Cola

Bianca Geib, Forum Editor, Co-Online Editor

March 22, 2019


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When someone says “Santa Claus,” most people think of a jolly old man with white hair and a beard. That man is ‘plump’ and almost always wearing a red-and-white outfit. What some people don’t know is that Coca-Cola helped to create the modern-day image of Santa. Other than the color red,...

Kwanzaa

Levi Gettleman, A&E Editor

March 22, 2019


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In America, it is no secret that Kwanzaa is not the most widely-celebrated or well-known holidays of the winter season. According to thoughtco.com, a study by the National Retail Foundation found that only about 13 percent of African Americans (about 5.7 million according to the US Census Bureau) observe...

Origin of St Nick

Mary Conaway, News Editor

March 22, 2019


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The origin of Santa Claus oddly enough didn’t start by a man in a red suit with flying reindeer and a workshop in the North Pole; it was started by a mere Bishop in Myra (modern day Turkey). In Santa Claus fashion, St. Nicholas was generous and helped better his community through helping those in...

Today in history

Aleah Josephsen, Co-Sports Editor

March 22, 2019


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In 1862, according to jewishvirtuallibrary.org, Ulysses S. Grant issued General order no.11. Order 11 was one of the most prominent examples of anti-semitism initiated by Grant. The order expelled all Jews from Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi as a result of an increasing amount of illegal cotton...

E. Coli outbreak, again

Michael Marquess, Art Editor

March 22, 2019


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On November 20th, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a warning against the consumption of romaine lettuce due to an outbreak of E. Coli linked to certain batches of the vegetable. According to NPR, the latest outbreak includes strains found in the 2017 E. Coli outbreak...

A stock market update

Aleah Josephsen, Co-Sports Editor

March 22, 2019


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When getting involved in the Stock Market, the three markets to know and understand are the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) and the American Stock Exchange (AMEX). According to investinganswers.com, the NYSE is oldest and largest...

I want to believe

Nyla Libed, Copy Editor, Co-Online Editor

March 22, 2019


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In October of 2017, astronomists discovered the first interstellar object to enter our solar system. Nicknamed ‘Oumuamua, the object was predicted to have entered our solar system in around 1837, but was only discovered last year because it was too far from the sun to be detected. When it was first...

Celestial events and stars

Cody Winkelman, Co-Sports Editor

March 22, 2019


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Celestial events have played a big role in the past of the human race. The stars have guided humans over vast oceans, and many myths and stories have arisen throughout generations about various constellations and what they mean. One event pertaining to this time of year is the Star of Bethlehem, or...

Winter sports update

Kailani Jackson, Co-Editor in Chief

March 22, 2019


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Boys Basketball Previous games: Dec 11 - Varsity loss 65-33 (Lake Washington) JV loss 53-41 Dec 7 - Varsity won 47-44 (Redmond) JV won 58-51 Record (as of Dec 13): (Wins-Loses) V    3-2 JV    2-4 C    3-1   Girls Basketball Previous games: Dec 7 - Varsity loss 32-52 ...