Monthly Archives: December 2014

Combat Holiday Blues

By Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer

The holidays can be a special time for people in terms of being around family, or taking time off of work, but they can also be a rough time for some people. During the holidays some people may be grieving at the loss of a loved one or have the feeling of being alone. Well here are some tips on how to cope with being alone for the holidays.

Aliens, aliens, aliens

By Katie Ralbusky, Online Editor

Most of us know about the Alien franchise. We’ve seen the movies or the spinoff Prometheus. Sometimes it’s hard to get away from it. There are posters, figurines, and even plushy toys. There is even a book franchise and not just novelizations of the movies. One such book is named Alien: River of Pain.

New Christmas Classic?

By Katie Ralbusky, Online Editor

With all the specials being played around the holidays it is easy to get sick of them or have them blur together. There are only so many times one can see a Christmas tree or hear cheerful singing before it gets old. However, one movie in particular stands out and that is Arthur Christmas.

Throwing a New Year’s Eve party

By Jessica Broverman, Editor

New Year’s Eve is notorious for fireworks, resolutions, and getting together with friends to ring in every New Year properly. Many of us want to go out, have a great time and celebrate this occasion without a hitch. However, many people in college are underage and can’t get into many of the popular places to celebrate this nationwide party. The next best thing is to throw a New Year’s Eve party.

“Mockingjay, Part 1” sets the stage for “The Hunger Games” finale

 By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor

Anyone following “The Hunger Games” sci-fi phenomenon over the past few years is likely to want to check out the newest movie version with the recently released “Mockingjay, Part 1” in theaters now. Having seen it myself, I agree that it’s a must-see for those of us intent on following this series to its conclusion.

Remember the Reason for the Season

 By Emily Dawson, Contributing Writer 

These days, the true meaning of the holidays is often lost underneath the constant commercialization that envelops the holiday season. We find Christmas advertisements on display with Halloween costumes, and we find that Thanksgiving is often disregarded altogether. Just one day after remembering to be thankful, some people fight one another for the best Black Friday deals. Those who are willing to trample other shoppers for a sale should consider those who are less fortunate and those who need help and support throughout the holidays.