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Bruin Voice’s annual Naughty or Nice list

December 18, 2020

Naughty LUSD Board member Ron Heberle for holding his Christmas party during a pandemic, with no plans to wear masks or social distance. Teachers who force students to share their political beliefs...

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Dear Santa: get old white men out of politics

Jenessa Serrano December 18, 2020

Dear Santa,  Please get these old, white men out of politics. I mean no offense, but seriously, why is it we are always choosing between Mr.Old and Mr.Older? There are tons of people who are more qualified...

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Dear Santa: keep my family safe and healthy

Benjamin Tran December 18, 2020

Dear Santa, Alright Santa or Saint Nick or Mr. Clause or whatever you prefer to go by.  You already know that I’ve never written to you in all of my 16 years of life on this dreadful planet.  What...

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Dear Santa: buy me a house

Eileen Tran December 18, 2020

Dear Santa, I’m not asking for much this year compared to the past 15 years. I’m just asking for the house on 10697 Somma Way, Los Angeles, CA 90077. It’s just $78,000,000. That’s it, just one...

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Dear Santa: outlaw anime

Gavin Orsi December 18, 2020

Dear Santa, I’m writing to you this year to tell you that I’ve had enough. It is imperative to me that you make anime illegal. I am sick and tired of turning on my phone, opening any social media,...

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Dear Santa: tell me everything will be okay

Gavin Cardoza December 16, 2020

Dear Santa,  Every year for the last 3 years I’ve been asked to write a “Dear Santa” letter for this newspaper, and every year I perpetually f*** up in miserable attempts to be satirical or funny...

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Dear Santa: I don’t want to cry on Christmas day

Autumn Kong December 16, 2020

Dear Santa, I’m not sure I ever believed in you, as I was raised in a Cambodian-American household; I knew of your existence but I was never taught to believe, it never clicked. I never really believed...

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Dear Santa: help me defeat Covid

Merit Onyekwere December 16, 2020

Dear Santa, I’m sure at this point you know how much COVID has ruined everyone’s lives, so I won’t restate the painfully obvious. You know about the tropical vacations, senior year internships,...

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Dear Santa: I want my Roblox girlfriend back

Truong-Anh Nguyen-Tan December 16, 2020

Dear Santa, Bring back Kittygirl4015. Please. For days my heart has throbbed. For days I have spent countless sleepless nights. For days I have suffered. “Why?” you asked.  It all started...

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Dear Santa, make 2021 a better year

Dominic Navarro December 14, 2020

Hey Santa! So, as you can tell, our world is pretty much in ruins and stuff like that. It really sucks.  I would like to wish for a much better 2021, both personally and globally.  Please let the...

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Dear Santa, bring my BTS Buddy back

Ariel Davila-Sanchez December 14, 2020

Dear Santa,  I never thought there would be a year where I don’t ask for BTS merch or art supplies, but this is the year. At the beginning of the quarantine, I was thriving. I was vibing. I could...

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Dear Santa, send space doggy dog to save us all

Beautiful Armstrong December 14, 2020

Dear Santa,  The closer it gets to Christmas, the more excited I am for my gift because I know I'll receive the dog from outer space that I've been asking for.  We both know it's a great idea and...

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