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Holiday season turned upside down by commercial gains

Julia Kasabian ’21, Web Arts Editor

November 15, 2019

The holiday season brings bright lights on trees, cheery songs on the radio and family togetherness. However, this Christmas craziness begins way too early.  Commercials for Christmas start airing on Nov. 1, sometimes even before Halloween. Soon after that, the Christmas lights and reindeer and joll...

Math classes wrap presents for underprivileged students

Math classes wrap presents for underprivileged students

Chelsea Fox '19

December 14, 2018

As the holiday season approaches, houses are decorated, presents are bought and families reunite. With colder air and shorter days, Staples students look forward to the gifts they will receive and the food they will eat. To math teacher Stacey Delmhorst, however, the holiday season is about giving rather...

How to bake holiday cookies

How to bake holiday cookies

January 5, 2017

By: Olivia Foster '18 and Tori Lubin '18 ...

Hanukkah officially kicks off

Max Bibicoff, Staff Writer

December 23, 2014

The smell of sizzling potato latkes wafts from the frying pan throughout the house. Freshly lit candles illuminate the room, providing a warm glow. For many who celebrate Hanukkah, these sensory images are a reminder of their own holiday traditions. Hanukkah, which started on the night of December 16th this...

Local businesses spread holiday cheer on Main Street

Local businesses spread holiday cheer on Main Street

Andrew Vester, Staff Writer

December 18, 2014

The holidays are a time of cheer, joy, and for many, shopping.  Westport recently held a festival on Dec. 13 and 14 to embrace, and celebrate this time of year with open arms. This event included horse and carriage rides sponsored by the Westport Downtown Merchants Association, performances of holiday...

Ho ho horrible holiday gifts

Ho ho horrible holiday gifts

Jackie Cope, Features Editor

December 9, 2014

It’s December. It’s officially appropriate to wear God-awful ugly sweaters, eat your body weight in milk and cookies, and respond to everything with “Bah Humbug.” It’s that time of year. But sometimes, the season of giving goes awry. Some gifts are better off not given. According to Retail...

Students hit the books on Hanukkah

Talia Hendel, Web Sports Editor

December 9, 2014

Usually, students do not receive any time off to celebrate Hanukkah. As a result, students rejoiced last year when Hanukkah fell in conjunction with Thanksgiving Break, and gave them a few days off to celebrate the holiday. This year, students are happy once more as Hanukkah spans Dec. 16 and end...

Has This Flame Burned Out?

Has This Flame Burned Out?

December 13, 2010

Image via Wikipedia When it’s the holiday season, being Jewish rocks. There’s something very thrilling, almost dangerous in a way, about going out for Chinese food on Christmas Eve and being the only house on my street that’s not draped with copious amounts of colorful lights. Just deviating from the norm. What...

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