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The most wonderful time of the year?

By Amanda Eakin

December 1, 2011

Truly it is an act of masochism when I decided to go shopping on Black Friday. At least experience has taught me to wait until the afternoon to get a jumpstart on my Christmas shopping. I will never be a part of the red-eyed masses huddled in front of the gate to a store, especially just to snag a cou...

War on Christmas? Are seasonal greetings that important?

By Glenn Battishill

December 1, 2011

The media, and indeed many people, have been making a big deal about the upcoming trend of people saying "Happy Holidays" in the coming month rather "Merry Christmas." One side says it's because not everyone celebrates Christmas and therefore it is more appropriate to say "Happy Holidays" so they don'...

Volunteering makes Christmas merrier

By Kate Brickner

November 17, 2011

The wreaths are up in Schar, the snow is starting to fall, and Community Care is starting to unfold the Christmas volunteer projects. This year is a special season for giving, and the Ashland chapter of Community Care is treating it as such. These events have been ta radition at Ashland and are genuin...

My personal 12 pains of Christmas

By Amanda Eakin

December 2, 2010

One lonely dollar: Approximately one dollar might remain in my checking account when I'm done with my holiday shopping. I wonder how I'm going to pay for textbooks next semester. But how silly of me - that's what credit cards are for! Two gingerbread houses: Every year, my sister and I resolve to purc...

Traditions keep us hanging on

By Missy Loar

December 2, 2010

Traditions never grow old. That's why Convo (unintentionally) broke the heart of nearly every Ashland student when it temporarily left us searching Hot Bar and hitting up old haunts like the cereal station due to the loss of Grilled Cheese Friday. That's why "The Wizard of Oz" is shown every year aft...

A dazzling holiday shopping experience

By Amanda Eakin

November 18, 2010

With the race to the end of the semester rapidly approaching, another race will soon begin. The holiday season is advancing at an alarming rate, which means students will soon partake in the mad scramble for gifts in the spirit of Christmas. On the other hand, the scavenger hunt for holiday gifts doesn...