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Don’t celebrate other holidays before Remembrance Day

By Jesse Stilwell, November 7 2017 — Holiday celebrations and promotions should not begin until after Remembrance Day. Businesses and people who “get into the holiday spirit” before our sombre day of honouring veterans disrespect the importance of Nov. 11. Remembrance Day is incredibly valuable. It should not be ignored like Family Day and Valentine’s…

In defense of Christmas

By Jill Girgulis, November 29 2016 — When you think of December, what comes to mind? Ask any university student and they’ll say exams. But beyond that, I’m willing to bet most people will think of the holidays — more specifically, Christmas. Christmas is so ingrained in our consciousness that we don’t bat an eye when…

A serious review of Lady Gaga’s “Christmas Tree”

By Derek Baker, November 29 2016 — In 2008, Lady Gaga released one of the most unappreciated holiday songs in existence, “Christmas Tree.” However, it has recently come to my attention that many individuals think this song is some weird perverted metaphor for sex, to which I reply, “get your head out of the gutter.”…

Holiday jobs for the broke and unemployed

By Jill Girgulis, November 29 2016 — People tend to become strapped for cash during the holiday season. Every year we vow to spend less on presents, treats and parties and instead focus on the immaterial aspects of the holidays. Despite good intentions, it’s still not a pretty sight when the bills roll in. If…

What is your Christmas song?

By Gurman Sahota, November 29 2016 — So you want a soundtrack to your holiday or you really want to blow off some much-needed exam studying. Either way, put your ugliest christmas sweater on and answer these questions to find the perfect holiday song for your holiday self.

Get lit this Christmas season with these cocktails

By Derek Baker, November 29 2016 — It’s that time of year again. With the combination of final exams, group projects, mall parking lots, festive decorating and family dinners, cortisol levels can skyrocket. Luckily, there’s one thing that we can all turn to during this stressful time of year — alcohol. Here are three new…

Four fabulously festive Starbucks concoctions

By Derek Baker, November 15 2016 — Once again, Starbucks has began serving their annual non-denominational holiday beverages. Festivity lovers embrace this as the first sign of the most wonderful time of the year. However, if you want to make your drink extra-festive to get you in the holiday spirit, here are some new takes on a…

A very serious Christmas carol review

By Jill Girgulis, December 1 2015 — It’s that time of year again — the snow is falling, your relatives are calling and, most importantly, Christmas carols are playing on every radio station. To combat the incessant holiday spirit, I rounded up the most festive songs and applied my finest critiques. Also, can you move…

‘Tis the season for the future

By Melanie Woods, December 1 2015 —   Sagittarius  (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) Your significant other will purchase you a knock-off Minions bodypillow for the holidays. Your “goggle-wearing villain assistant” will keep you warm during the dark, cold nights. Capricorn  (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) While indulging in a festive cup of rum and…

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