Tagged holidays

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…

Condemning holidays does not contribute to reconcilliation efforts

By Barrett Schultz, October 26 2017 — Canadians are often grouped together with our neighbours down south. We try to resist this by protesting that we are clearly distinct, but Canadian citizens sometimes fail to understand the distinction between American and Canadian Thanksgiving, especially in regards to North America’s connection to the gruesome past of…

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…

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…

Obnoxious uncle wrecks Christmas dinner

By Melanie Bethune, January 8, 2015 — On Dec. 25, fourth-year economics student Thomas Breaker’s great uncle, Murphy Haliburton, shocked his family by smashing the world record for sensitive issues touched on in a single conversation. The original record of 72 sensitive issues — previously set by Newtown, Florida, mayor Floyd McDonald at a local…

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