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Christmas, New Year offer fresh start

As I get back into my college routine for the onset of the spring semester, I cannot help but reflect back on what a great holiday break I had. The beaming Christmas trees, cheerful holiday tunes, bountiful gustatory goodies, family and friends are all linchpins for a great holiday experience. However, what I was able…

A look into winter holiday celebrations
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A look into winter holiday celebrations

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. While some students are decking the halls with boughs of holly, others are lighting the menorah and dancing the hora – this season is packed with fun-filled traditions from around the world. Here are some of the holidays that students celebrate over winter break. Chrismukkah Sophomore Emily…

Opinion

Thanksgiving should not be ignored

It’s time to take Thanksgiving back. Year after year, it seems like there’s a glitch in the calendar that sends us directly from Halloween to Christmas. Sometimes there’s no space in between to breathe. As I was making a last-minute run to Walgreens to pick up some Halloween candy, I looked around at all the…

Chabad petitions to cancel class on holidays
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Chabad petitions to cancel class on holidays

While school was in session last Thursday and Friday, many Jewish students chose not to attend as they observed Rosh Hashana, one of the most sacred days for the Jewish community. “We shouldn’t be forced to decide between going to class or practicing Judaism,” senior Daniel Namvar said. “It’s unfair.” UM’s Chabad organization, which acts…

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