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December 16: Easy gifts to make for friends and family

December 16: Easy gifts to make for friends and family

By: Ella Miller, Reporter

December 16, 2017

Family and friends would love to get this peppermint shower scrub for Christmas. This neat DIY peppermint scrub smells great, is quick and easy to make and only uses a few ingredients. Ingredients: ¾ cup white sugar ½ cup fractionated coconut oil 12 drops peppermint oil Skin safe food coloring Ins...

December 15: Santa Claus around the world

December 15: Santa Claus around the world

By: Jessica Tiv, Design and Visual Executive

December 15, 2017

The crackling of a blazing fire, the frantic and eager sounds of wrapping paper ripping, the warmth of slurping hot chocolate—these are all associated with a traditional American Christmas. Christmas in America, as well as other countries, is often associated with gifts and time spent with family and ...

December 14: Top 10 gifts to give under $25

December 14: Top 10 gifts to give under $25

By: Allie Doherty, Reporter

December 14, 2017

Christmas season is here and it’s beginning to be the time to find some presents to share. Here are some of the best gifts to get someone for Christmas. Hot chocolate: In this cold Illinois weather we all need something to warm us up. Hot chocolate solves this problem, so why not give it to o...

10 college admission mistakes to avoid

10 college admission mistakes to avoid

By: Emily Janecek, Editor

December 13, 2017

 Juniors and Seniors alike all have one thing on their mind when going to high school. College. When it's nearing the end of those last two years of high school, students are trying to prepare and focus on being accepted to a college. Sometimes, due to the stress and frantic search of scholarships, stude...

December 13: Popular gifts for athletes

December 13: Popular gifts for athletes

By: Ben Durbala, Reporter

December 13, 2017

This upcoming holiday season features a high demand for several of the greatest gifts on the market. Christmas this year will be an overall success with these gifts. Each year, the Jordan brand releases shoes just before the holiday season. There is always a high demand for the shoes, and that trend co...

December 12: Here is a Christmas sweater (tree)t

December 12: Here is a Christmas sweater (tree)t

By: Bailey Prichard, Reporter

December 12, 2017

Christmas season is the time to crack out that ugly sweater of yours. Not having one is very common, luckily, it’s quick, easy, and a good way to make someone crack a smile using simple Christmas materials that you own in your house. First, gather all your materials for the sweater. You’ll...

Upcoming concerts to check out

Upcoming concerts to check out

By: Amanda Malawski, Editor

December 11, 2017

Pentatonix: A Pentatonix Christmas Tour Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the Chicago Theatre starting at 7 p.m. Tickets starting at $110 JAY-Z- 4:44 Tour Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the United Center starting at 8 p.m. Tickets starting at $50 B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash Thursday Dec 7 at the Allstate Arena star...

December 11: Unpopular Christmas movies to check out on Netflix

December 11: Unpopular Christmas movies to check out on Netflix

By: Sarah Prunty, Reporter

December 11, 2017

“Get Santa”: When Santa is arrested, with his sleigh locked up, he is hopeless. A father and son take it upon themselves to not only save Santa but save Christmas. “Get Santa” is a comedy that the whole family would enjoy. With a rating of 77% on Rotten Tomatoes and a five-star rating on Netflix, it is ...

December 10: What English teachers do for Christmas

December 10: What English teachers do for Christmas

By: Jacob Booten, Reporter

December 10, 2017

Christmas traditions, either making minion cookies or setting up mischievous elves, it may sound unique, but to some it’s what makes Christmas, Christmas. Christmas, a time where cold crunchy snow breaks under your boots as you walk to your family's houses. A time when temperatures are below 20 de...

December 8: Battle of the Christmas tree farms

December 8: Battle of the Christmas tree farms

By: KT Mattern and Gabrielle Faletto

December 8, 2017

With Christmas being right around the corner, families are in desperate need of Christmas trees to decorate from head to toe. Whether it be fraser fir, norway spruce, scotch pine, balsam fir, canaan fir or white pine, it’s important to narrow down your options when it comes to the best place to find...

December 6: Popular gift ideas to give to your younger siblings

December 6: Popular gift ideas to give to your younger siblings

By: Sam Gomes, Reporter

December 6, 2017

Christmas is known as a time of giving and a time of joy. There are many gifts to buy friends and family, and here’s a brief list of ideas to get you going. Fingerlings interactive monkey baby is more than a toy, it can be a friend. This item is going for $34.49 on Amazon, but you can get them ...

December 5: Don’t be a Scrooge; read this review

December 5: Don’t be a Scrooge; read this review

By: Sarah Baernklau, Reporter

December 5, 2017

The famous Christmas movie “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens has been remade countless times. There are good and bad versions of the movie., “Mickey a Christmas Carol”; “Bah, Humduck a looney toons Christmas”; “Mr Magoo a Christmas Carol”. “Mickey a Christmas Carol” is more ...

December 4: DIY ugly sweaters with a wreath

December 4: DIY ugly sweaters with a wreath

By: Annika Berger, Production Manager

December 4, 2017

With the holiday season upon us, it is inevitable that you will find yourself at an ugly sweater themed party. You can always go out and buy an unsightly sweater at a store, but then you run the risk of showing up in the same outfit as someone else, and you miss out on a fun chance for originality. H...

December 3: Easy DIY gifts for everyone

December 3: Easy DIY gifts for everyone

By: Corinne Condos, Reporter

December 3, 2017

Lip Scrub During Christmas time it’s very busy and sometimes we forget to get a present for a family member or a friend or just run out of time. This sugar lip scrub will wash all of your anxiety and worries from gift giving away. Sugar lip scrubs are not only easy to create, they’re actually good for...

December 2: What math teachers do for Christmas

December 2: What math teachers do for Christmas

By: Casey Schanks, Reporter

December 2, 2017

As soon as trick-or-treating ends people start to prepare for Christmas time. Lights are hung, gifts are wrapped and carols are sung. Everyone has their Christmas traditions, even Math teachers. For Math teacher Daniel Ponczek, Christmas break is a good time to sit down with all of his math books ...