The true meaning of Christmas

When the highly anticipated season finally arrives, and the words “Christmas time” bounce around town, it’s not hard to imagine all that’s to come in the month of December. Presents, sugar cookies, gingerbread houses, and caroling are just a glimpse of what the season encompasses. While I enjoy these holiday wonders, my thoughts explore something…

A guide to the electives scramble

  High school is scary. There’s fighting over parking spots, eight thousand pounds of homework, your classic bullies and mean girls. But scariest of all, the dreaded schedule sign up. The classes you pick will determine the entirety of next year. Will you like your teacher? Will the class be too hard? Will your worst…

Stereotypes you see at every Thanksgiving dinner

  The third Thursday of every November usually features the same traditions for most families. Football is on TV, turkey is in the oven, family is gathered in the living room, and right on time, your uncle Mike starts arguing about gun laws and everyone has butter knives held against each other’s throats. No Thanksgiving…

Time to hit the slopes

What to expect in the 2018-19 winter   October has ended and ski season is upon us. Seriously, ski resorts are opening early. Arapahoe Basin opened a few weeks ago, Breckenridge opened Nov. 5, and Vail’s opening day was Nov. 16 with 500 acres of skiable terrain.   The back range is feeling the snow…

Why should you pay attention to Hannukah?

  After Oct. 31, Christmas decorations are put up and the tunes of the season ring through stores everywhere. Lights are strung up and contests are even held to see whose house brings the most attention from neighbors. But behind all the Santa’s, reindeer, and bells, is a holiday that many people don’t pay attention…

Falcon holiday guide

  Gifts, friends, and large families, all a recipe for a troublesome season. This is a guide on how to survive the always hectic and wild holidays.     Every holiday season has families and friends come together to celebrate. Most of the time there might be issues that come up. Whether it be the…

Bring it to the light

  It’s hard to blame anyone. It’s difficult, heart-wrenching, real. So when we point the finger at schools for not doing enough for their students, we need to realize that it’s not easy for them either. They spend nearly seven hours a day with the student body. There has to be some sort of connection.…