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Unusual toys make children’s gift list this season

Unusual toys make children’s gift list this season

Jessica Powlen, staff writer

December 19, 2018


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Christmas is by far the best time of the year with all of the Christmas decorations, songs, caroling, snow, hot chocolate, and of course the presents.  Though gifts are not what Christmas is about, they do give joy for children to rip open. Every year there are those certain gifts that every child ...

Three ways to get through Christmas

Three ways to get through Christmas

Katlyn Sherinian, staff writer

December 19, 2018


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The holidays are a time to just chill and relax in the absence of school. If your plans of becoming a couch potato are disturbed by family get togethers, then these three tips should get you through the long holidays.   Lock yourself in the bathroom to get away from the stress of exten...

Emotional intelligence: an insight into positive psychology

Emotional intelligence: an insight into positive psychology

Elizabeth Walker, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


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Everyone knows what a standard IQ test is, but how much do you know about an EQ test? EQ stands for emotional quotient, which is a quantitative value that represents how well you can regulate your own emotions, the emotions of people around you, your motivation levels, and your ability to understand ...

PMO Christmas Show is a must-see

PMO Christmas Show is a must-see

Jessica Powlen, staff writer

December 4, 2018


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The Purdue Musical Organization (PMO) hosted their annual Christmas Show, taking place at the Edward C. Elliott Hall of Music, at Purdue University on Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2.  Each year, the massive Purdue choirs join together, singing their angelic tunes, which they have continued doing...

Santa’s “presence” around the world

Santa’s “presence” around the world

Cynthia Rossi, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


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It’s Christmas time. To many Americans, it is considered “the most wonderful time of the year.” Many Americans get totally immersed in all of the traditions associated with this popular holiday. But how do our traditions differ from other countries throughout the world? All across the globe,...

Unique ways to show gratitude this Thanksgiving

Unique ways to show gratitude this Thanksgiving

Elizabeth Walker, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


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Each Thanksgiving, families across the nation gather to show appreciation for each other by getting together and sharing a huge feast. What if there was something more you could to to further divulge to your family and friends just how much they mean to you? This holiday season, let your actions speak ...

Break up the monotony of traditions this holiday season

Break up the monotony of traditions this holiday season

Jordan Ladd, editor

November 14, 2018


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Culture across culture, holiday traditions are something that binds us together. From something like watching football together to running a marathon as a family, many families have their traditions set in stone by now. However, if we let traditions become too close to our heart, can we lose the true...

Halloween writing contest winning stories

Halloween writing contest winning stories

October 29, 2018


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Horror on the Bus by Faythe Douglas, first place It’s 7:30 am, you’ve been on your bus for an hour, sleepily nodding off, occasionally woken by a pothole or a sharp turn; however, the elementary kids are eerily quiet, and rain beats down on the metal roof of the bus. Lightning crackles in the dist...

The power of stories

The power of stories

Nickolas Roberson, Columnist

October 18, 2018


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“Once upon a time,” a phrase that has introduced an abundance of fantasy stories over the past few centuries, ranging from adventure and danger, to romance and tragedy, to eerie and ghostly. With Halloween close at hand, it is the time for spooky, flashlight stories being told by a nestled campfir...

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