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Levi Gettleman, A&E Editor March 22, 2019

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...

Christmas Folklore

Mary Conaway, News Editor March 22, 2019

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...

Why Coal

Téa Schmid, Design Editor March 22, 2019

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...

Christmas before Coca-Cola

Bianca Geib, Forum Editor, Co-Online Editor March 22, 2019

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...


Levi Gettleman, A&E Editor March 22, 2019

In America, it is no secret that Kwanzaa is not the most widely-celebrated or well-known holidays of the winter season. According to, a study by the National Retail Foundation found that...

Origin of St Nick

Mary Conaway, News Editor March 22, 2019

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...

Today in history

Aleah Josephsen, Co-Sports Editor March 22, 2019

In 1862, according to, 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...

E. Coli outbreak, again

Michael Marquess, Art Editor March 22, 2019

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...

A stock market update

Aleah Josephsen, Co-Sports Editor March 22, 2019

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...

I want to believe

Nyla Libed, Copy Editor, Co-Online Editor March 22, 2019

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...

Celestial events and stars

Cody Winkelman, Co-Sports Editor March 22, 2019

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...

Winter sports update

Kailani Jackson, Co-Editor in Chief March 22, 2019

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   ...

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