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Dear Santa: From a loyal vegan

Dear Santa: From a loyal vegan

Alisa Aistrup, Feature Editor

January 7, 2019

Dear Santa, I was initiated to the cult of veganism on March 3rd of this year, and it was the greatest decision I’ve made in my entire life. I was reborn on that very day, baptized into a greener, healthier realm; I became a new and improved version of myself. All I ask for this holiday season is for e...

Dear Santa: Halt time for me

Sydney Jasper, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

Dear Santa, This year I have a peculiar request. Every year everything spins so fast I don’t feel like I get time to enjoy just being. My request is for time to slow down. I want you to take the reins and slow time down for a little while. Everyone is always spinning inside their own world worried...

Dear Santa: We were on a BREAK

Dear Santa: We were on a BREAK

Jasmine Castillo, Opinion Editor

January 7, 2019

Dear Santa, Santa this holiday all I want is a break from the chaos. I want a break from the suffering. A break from mothers and fathers and sister and brothers crying with pure agony because of the loss this cruel world provides them with. I am tired of animals being used for their extravagant parts...

Dear Santa: I can’t smell

Dear Santa: I can’t smell

Amara Del Prato, Entertainment Editor

January 7, 2019

Dear Santa, It’s been a few months since I found out that I cannot smell — and that it wasn’t just because I wasn’t “concentrating hard enough” as I had so brilliantly believed before. For 15 years, I pushed my smell problems to the back of my mind, because I didn’t think it was important....

Dear Santa: We live in a society

Dear Santa: We live in a society

Dylan Eguiluz, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

Dear Santa, This year all I want is for Christmas is to return to the good old days. Throw me back in time, back to the “dark ages” where all I had to worry about was the Bubonic plague and famine. I am aware this seems like a joke but it would be great to escape the claustrophobia of the information...

Dear Santa: Bring the rise of Socialism in America

Dear Santa: Bring the rise of Socialism in America

Devyn Inong, Graphics Editor

January 7, 2019

December 4, 2018 Dear Santa, It’s December now. The majority of my friends are stressing out about finals, all my family members are worrying about buying gifts, and it seems that the entirety of humanity is focused on spreading the holiday spirit. The oncoming holiday daze also means that Christmas...

Dear Santa: Sad boy hours

Bailey Kirkeby, Managing Editor

January 7, 2019

Dear Santa, As you may have noticed, my name has not appeared in your stack of letters for many years — but I am back with one final request. This year, when I am awoken by my grandparents’ dog on Christmas morning and enter their jubilant living room, I do not want to see a gift for me under...

Dear Santa: Please take away Kanye West

Jasmin Prasad, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

Dear Santa, Please take away Kanye West. In 2009, Kanye stunned Americans as he interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech, all to claim that Beyonce had a superior video. In 2011, Kanye declared himself “Yeezus”. In 2013, Kanye wore a Confederate battle flag patch on his sleeve. In 2015,...

Dear Santa: My family uses Liberty Mutual

Lilly Lim, Managing Editor

January 7, 2019

Dear Santa, I’m going to be honest Santa; over the past five months, I have grown and changed into someone that I never thought I could be. I am proud of who I have become, but there’s only one thing in my life that I am lacking: a driver’s license. Two summers ago, I began to work on my...

Love anime? It’s okay, weeb!

Love anime? It’s okay, weeb!

Gabriella Backus, Editor-in-Chief

January 7, 2019

At some point in the average high school student’s life, they’ll be introduced to anime in some way, shape, or form — their friends might recommend a show, or they might stumble upon an anime running on late-night television. However, students who watch anime may find themselves ridiculed and...

A Life In Progress

Alex Rubio, Feature Columnist

January 7, 2019

Although I have mostly blocked out my memories from middle school due to the overwhelming feelings of distress and confusion they caused me to feel, I can still pinpoint the exact time when I started to question myself and my identity: August of my seventh-grade year. I had a lot...

New Year’s resolutions almost always fail – but take steps now to achieve success

Leilany Perez, Opinion Editor

January 7, 2019

New Year’s resolutions almost always fail. Many people hope that the flipping of a calendar page will mark a significant change in their lives, and with confidence, people are determined to accomplish their New Year’s resolutions. It doesn’t take long, however, for most to realize that change ...

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