The History of Christmas Stockings

Be careful of coal in your stocking this Christmas.

Isabel Kasathsko, Columnist

December 19, 2019

A tradition in many homes during Christmastime is to put up stockings by the fireplace. Even though it is not clear when it became a popular Christmas tradition, these decorative socks have been around prior to 1823, as they were referenced in “Twas the night before Christmas.” According to the legends, the tradition of hanging Christmas stockings came from the ...

These Women are Proving That the World has Changed

Miss Nigeria cheering on her friend.

Madeeha Akhtar, Columnist

December 19, 2019

Many women around the world are being judged for their race and other problems such as sexuality and economic background. These women are proving that the world still has the ability to change for the better.  People are loving Miss Nigeria’s reaction to Miss Jamaica’s winning the Miss World a...

Strange Space

Strange Space

Ben Geist, Columnist

December 19, 2019

Space is a vast, infinite place. From asteroids to galaxies, space is full of mystery; it’s far too expansive to understand everything. Even the most genius scientists have only grasped the tiniest pieces of the universe. Still, some incredible discoveries and occurrences have been found in the depths o...

Bah, Humbug: Stop Hating on Christmas Eve

Bah, Humbug: Stop Hating on Christmas Eve

Carsten Oyer, Columnist

December 19, 2019

Christmas Day might be the most amazing day of the year to some, but its calendar predecessor still has lots to offer. Christmas Eve has always been overlooked, and many consider it to be merely a day to prepare for the holiday. But, younger children and their parents are constantly looking for Chri...

An Ancient Ancestral Puppy

Dogor and his milk teeth.

Jolie Flack, Columnist

December 18, 2019

Dogor is the name of an 18,000-year-old puppy that was recently discovered in the frozen Russian earth, according to NBC. This prehistoric pup has been confusing many scientists. After several tests, it was revealed that Dogor is neither dog nor wolf. So, Dogor could be an early dog, wolf, or an ance...

Ornament Oreos

Lilly Wolfe, Columnist

December 18, 2019

This recipe makes about 18 mouth-watering chocolate treats. They are perfect for the holidays and work great as a last-minute gift, Christmas party snack, or offering for Santa overnight.  Ingredients: 1 16-pack of Oreos 8oz cream cheese  1 bag of white chocolate chips sprinkles (optional) 16 ...

Ho Ho Huh?

The jolly old fat man himself.

Carsten Oyer, Columnist

December 14, 2019

Santa is one of the most popular symbols of Christmastime. The jolly old man who delivers presents to every good girl and boy has been around for many, many years. Despite his cultural pervasiveness, however, few people understand where we get the image of Father Christmas, besides his evolution from the ...

Shedding Light on Lightsabers

Although technology has advanced rapidly since 1977 and the release of the first

Ben Geist, Columnist

December 14, 2019

Since their debut in 1960, lasers have become an object of increasing interest in the public eye. From the classic movie “Star Wars” portrayal of laser weaponry, to medical lasers that can remove tattoos, lasers are everywhere. This invention has worked its way into our everyday lives, but since ...

Orangutans Have Rights, Too

Sandra at her new home.

Madeeha Akhtar, Columnist

December 14, 2019

Sandra, a 33-year-old orangutan, was just granted personhood. On Nov. 5, 2019, she was moved from her Argentinian home to an ape sanctuary in Florida. Sandra spent 25 years at the Buenos Aires Zoo in a small, dark, and empty enclosure, according to Good News Network. She only had a tree trunk and a few ropes as her...

Cake for your Canine

Tell your pooch you love them with a cake they can eat, too.

Kalyn McLeod, Columnist

December 9, 2019

My dog had his second birthday recently, and he is truly a member of our family. So, we don’t skimp on the birthday celebrations. Skye gets spoiled rotten with toys, treats, and belly rubs! But at every birthday party, there’s also a sugary surprise. Most cakes are not safe for dogs, and treats a...