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Cookies a tradition for many during the holidays

Cookies a tradition for many during the holidays

Madeline Holobinko
December 22, 2016
Filed under Arts

From colorful sugar cookies to smiling gingerbread men, holiday cookies are considered a special tradition to many people all over the world. With variations like Italian cartellata cookies, Dutch kerstkransjes, Chinese almond cookies and more, it is hard not to hear about people making these decadents...

“The Nutcracker” turns an old classic into a new tradition

“The Nutcracker” turns an old classic into a new tradition

Emily Toro
December 22, 2016
Filed under Arts

“The Nutcracker” ballet is performed around the holiday by numerous dancers worldwide. Derived from the classical period of ballet, “The Nutcracker” is based off of the tale “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E.T.A Hoffmann. According to The New York City Ballet, the first performance was sh...

‘It’s all about the commercial’

‘It’s all about the commercial’

Vaughn Battista
December 22, 2016
Filed under In-Depth

In “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” Dr. Seuss tells the tale of the un-jolly Grinch that eventually learns that the holiday spirit prevails without gifts and feasts, illustrating that material things are not what the holidays are about. Nineteen percent of CHS students are unhappy with the commercial...

Students discuss the Christ in Christmas

Students discuss the Christ in Christmas

Elizabeth Klemm
December 22, 2016
Filed under In-Depth

Store windows. Television screens. Radio waves. It’s everywhere. “It” is Christmas, and its advertisements are all around. Many businesses see the Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ as an opportunity to make a profit. Despite the religious roots of the holiday, only ...

Mom and Dad: the real Claus

Mom and Dad: the real Claus

Courtney Kushnir
December 22, 2016
Filed under In-Depth

Santa Claus doesn’t really hand-craft and deliver presents in his magic sleigh for every boy and girl. The responsibility of being Santa Claus falls on parents, and that responsibility comes with a price tag. Most parents will spend about $271 per child on Christmas gifts, according to the financ...

Christmas season starts too early

By Phoebe Drummond
January 10, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The line “it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” has gone through an extreme revolution since originally sang in 1951. Then, the Christmas buzz began when snow banks coated streets and the temperature was low. People used to have the patience to struggle through other fall holidays, such...

CHS is in the holiday spirit

Dylan Josephson
December 16, 2015
Filed under Features

With only a few more days of school before winter break, CHS students are finding ways to get into the holiday spirit. Sophomore Courtney Kushnir of Colts Neck said she is excited for an event that she and friends are doing for the second time. "We are doing Secret Santa, and I can't wait," Kushnir...

Opinion: Real Christmas trees vs fake Christmas trees

Opinion: Real Christmas trees vs fake Christmas trees

Izzy Cavazzoni
December 18, 2014
Filed under Opinion

It wasn’t until 16th century Germany, that trees such as evergreens and pines were decorated in the home for the holiday of Christmas. Today each family has their own unique traditions for tree decorating. A yearly debate that arises nationwide and even in CHS every Christmas is real Christmas trees...

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