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The Holiday Bear Project aims to give underprivileged children from Connecticut gifts to make their holiday season the best it can be.

Connections classes give back through Holiday Bear Project

Addison Coughlin ’25, Paper Opinions Editor November 14, 2022

A duffle bag filled with presents: sounds like every kid's dream. But for these kids, receiving this bag means something more. If it weren’t for The Holiday Bear project, many children in Connecticut...

A cold Connecticut day with ice and snow on the ground, making it nearly impossible to get anywhere or give people the motivation to do anything.

Holiday season is overrated

Max Dorsey '21, Staff Writer January 12, 2021

The holiday season. Everyone loves it. Mountains of snow on the ground, hot drinks and a happy spirit. But that’s the holiday season as everybody describes it. When you take a closer look, the holidays...

Homework assigned over the holiday break forces students to focus on school assignments rather than festive activities like decorating a Christmas tree

Homework during the holidays puts damper on festivities

Audrey Kercher ’23, Breaking News Manager December 23, 2020

Imagine there’s only one day left of school before the long-awaited December holiday recess. The only thing that stands between you and endless free time on top of holiday joy is one more day of classes…...

COVID-19 influences consumers to shop locally, boycott Amazon

COVID-19 influences consumers to shop locally, boycott Amazon

Margot Richlin ’23, Staff Writer December 8, 2020

COVID-19 has changed almost every aspect of this year and small businesses have especially felt this shift. Due to the convenience and reliability of large corporations such as Amazon, these smaller businesses...

The University of Alabama provides a picture of a couple. Since COVID has not allowed families to gather, this couple enjoys their time without their children and grandkids, hoping to keep the virus away from them.

Thanksgiving adjustments not ideal, but necessary

Eloise Ahl '21, Staff Writer December 4, 2020

There are many Thanksgiving traditions practiced by families all over the United States. Some people travel, some people play football and others bake pies all day. No matter the tradition, it is a day...

Orphenians sing during the Candlelight Concert

Candlelight Concert joyfully kicks off holiday season

Cadence Neenan, Web Managing Editor December 15, 2013

A few items are essential for the holiday season. The crisp peppermint of candy canes, the spicy scent of a Balsam fir in your living room, and most importantly, the sounds and sights of Staples’ annual...

The countdown to Christmas starts early

The countdown to Christmas starts early

Emma Lederer, Staff Writer December 4, 2013

As soon as the festivities of Thanksgiving come to a close, the Christmas season officially begins. People run out to buy trees, put up their wreaths, and stock up on bottles of eggnog. While Christmas...

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