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Fun Ways to Spice Up Your Holiday Treats

A bowl of reindeer chow after being broken up into individual pieces.
Simple, unique variations of delicious festive snacks
December 16, 2020

With coronavirus circulating throughout Minnesota and colder weather coming, Minnesotans are spending a lot of time inside. We can all take advantage of this time by making memories with family and friends...

Starbucks Holiday Drink Review

The iced caramel brûlée latte topped with whipped cream in its cup
Starbucks' holiday drinks put to test
December 16, 2020

Every winter Starbucks comes out with their seasonal winter drinks. I tried two of their many holiday themed drinks: the peppermint mocha and the caramel brulée latte.  I am not a huge fan of sugary...

Diwali, Hindu Lunar Solar Month Kartika Cooking: Recipes

Diwali, Hindu Lunar Solar Month Kartika Cooking: Recipes
Food from Hindu homes around the world
November 10, 2020

Main dish: Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabji (Potato Tomato Curry) Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 30 mins  4 servings Ingredients: 2 tbsp oil 1 bay leaf 1 inch cinnamon 2 pods cardamom pinch...

Students Don’t Universally Celebrate Halloween Traditions

Students Don't Universally Celebrate Halloween Traditions
Trick or treating popularity reduces
October 14, 2019

Many students believe Halloween to be a holiday that you celebrate when you are younger by going out with your friends, getting dressed up in a costume, and going trick or treating.  Yet as people...

Diverse Student Body Juxtaposes Religious Calendar

Breaks align specifically with Christian holidays.
October 13, 2019

The Academic School year consists of two large breaks, typically with minimal homework, that occur directly after first semester during Christmas, and after the third quarter during Easter, religious...

Kaja’s Top 5: December 2018

Kaja's Top 5: December 2018
This is a perfect family gift guide for the holidays!
December 21, 2018

Need ideas for holiday gifts this year? This list is sure to give you plenty of ideas! For Mom I'm sure you love the planet, and if your mom is a fantastic cook and loves the grocery store as much...

Classic Holiday Cookie Recipe

Classic Holiday Cookie Recipe
December 18, 2018

Cookies have always been an iconic part of the holidays. Food is a timeless way to bring family and friends together during the snowy season, but embracing the holiday merriment while bombarded by the...

Students’ failed fantasies

Students' failed fantasies
Social holidays end in disappointment
March 5, 2015

In the first High School Musical movie, Gabriella and Troy meet at a party in a ski lodge on New Years Eve.  Gabriella and Troy, both high school Juniors, are randomly selected to sing a karaoke song,...

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