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Cookies a tradition for many during the holidays

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Madeline Holobinko

December 22, 2016

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...

December movie releases most lucrative

Maura DeRose and Lara Graney

December 22, 2016

This December, 40 new movies will hit theaters, according to, and of those films, three will open on Christmas Day. Christmas Day movie releases have gained popularity in recent years, starting with Paramount Picture’s release of “Road to Rio” on Dec. 25, 1947, according to Minyanvill...

Teen friendship can have a hefty pricetag

The price of friendship goes up during the holiday season as teens go all out on gift giving.

Phoebe Drummond

December 22, 2016

They say the best gift is giving, but for students on a limited budget this is not always an easy task, especially with the pressure of buying friends a good gift they will enjoy. At CHS, 90 percent of students exchange gifts with friends, according to a survey from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 of 248 students;...

Mom and Dad: the real Claus

The mythical Santa Clause has become a part of nearly every childhood.

Courtney Kushnir

December 22, 2016

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...

No ‘humbug’ in this holiday production

No 'humbug' in this holiday production

Kate Ridoux and Daniel Mopsick

December 16, 2014

At 7 p.m. on the 12th and 13th of December, students, parents, and friends of the CHS Drama Club packed the cafeteria to see their portrayal of Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol”. According to the Drama Club, ticket sales started off slowly during school the week before, but in the end over...

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