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Put thought into holiday gifts

December 15, 2009 • Simoneel Czar  

Are you confused about what to give your family and friends for the holidays? No worries, we have ideas on how to find great presents for less. If you want to find a present that your best girl friend or sister will like, search for things that can be used in everyday life. Items such as scarves, perfume,... 

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Give more, receive more

December 15, 2009 • Judy Wu  

During the season of giving, families, friends and even strangers come together to help the less fortunate. People remember to appreciate the things they have that others don’t. The holidays are a time for celebration and high spirits. “When people are celebrating, there is less work being done,... 

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Cultural celebrations diversify holidays

Cultural celebrations diversify holidays

December 15, 2009 • Keerthika Ramakrishnan  

The waning fall and rising winter mark the beginning of holidays all around the world. Christmas, Kwanzaa, Eid, Hanukkah and other holidays are celebrated at this time of the year. People celebrate Christmas differently in other parts of the world. In India, citizens celebrate by lighting oil lamps.... 

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Family warmth transcends distance

December 14, 2009 • Amanda Nava  

When the holiday break rolls around, people pack their bags to visit grandparents, aunts and uncles, mom or dad, whether the trip takes ten minutes or five hours. It doesn’t matter which holiday is celebrated because families usually take the two-week break as a chance to visit faraway family members... 

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Celebrities dying in 2009

December 8, 2009 • Amanda Nava  

The year 2009 seems to be a bad year to be a celebrity. Large iconic figures seemed to pass away all at once, for example Bea Arthur from Golden Girls and Les Paul, the singer who made guitars. Or in Michael Jackson’s and Farrah Fawcett’s case who share the date of their death: June 25. Most people... 

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Teachers’ perspective on spirit week

December 1, 2009 • Judy Wu  

There are some teachers who love spirit week and others who can’t wait until the week ends. English teacher Sharon Jones is one of the teachers that love spirit week. Jones participates in the teacher skit every year. “Spirit week is a great time for students to work and come together as... 

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Students should stay home when sick

Students should stay home when sick

November 16, 2009 • Amanda Nava  

With the flu season starting, both H1N1 and the seasonal flu are affecting a lot of students. There are a many empty desks around campus, but some people are coming to school and spreading diseases around without even noticing it. Spreading viruses can be as innocent as rubbing your eyes after touching... 

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Advice for Sophomores

November 16, 2009 • Simoneel Czar  

Everyone knows that 40 hours of community service is needed for graduation, but many students leave it for the last minute. Don’t wait! Get your service hours done as soon as possible. Plus, getting a lot of hours looks great on college applications. There are a lot of places right here on campus where... 

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Advice for Juniors

November 16, 2009 • Michaela Go  

Many students wonder what the difference is between the ACT and SAT. Most colleges accept both ACT and SAT scores and view them as equals; the trickier part is deciding which test to take. The SAT is more based on critical thinking and reasoning. The ACT is more curriculum-based, measuring what the student... 

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Advice for seniors

November 10, 2009 • Chase Glenister  

It’s November, and the feelings of stress and fatigue are once again on the rise for seniors, due to college applications and SATs or ACTs. Here are just a few facts and pieces of advice that may help you ease the stress of November: For all seniors applying to CSUs: use CSUMentor! It’s easy, fast,... 

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