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Behind the Doodle: What Makes the 2016 Starbucks Holiday Cups so Special

Behind the Doodle: What Makes the 2016 Starbucks Holiday Cups so Special

Emma Holtz '20, Staff Writer

December 23, 2016

You know it’s the holiday season when Black Friday sales begin to bombard television ads, the radio stations blast Christmas hits, and Starbucks unveils their new line of holidays cups to illustrate the return of the joyful season. The red cups at Starbucks have a rich history, for better or worse. ...

Favorite Christmas Movie Tradition

Maggie Leone '17, Sports Editor

December 22, 2016

About eight years ago, my aunt, uncle, and three of my older cousins  came to my house to watch a Steeler game about a week before Christmas.  The game didn’t start until later, so we all decided to watch a movie beforehand.  Little did we know that this movie would become one of our favorite Chri...

OC Christmas Cookie Recipes

Carolyn Guzikowski ‘20, Staff Writer

December 22, 2016

Russian Tea Cakes Russian Tea Cakes, or “Snowballs” as my family calls them, are classic Christmas cookies. Though their history is not clear, Russian Tea Cakes can be traced back to the 18th century, where they were served with tea. They are also known as Mexican Wedding Cakes or Butter Balls. Recipe: ...

Heart’s Desire

Oyinkan Adebajo '20, Staff Writer

December 22, 2016

Heart’s Desire -A poem   I understand why you are here. I understand that you want more. I understand your fear; I understand your need to soar. But everything you’ve learned, let go of it now. Let it go, and I’ll show you how.   Never be afraid, don’t display any weakne...

Reasons Why You Should Listen to K-Pop

Chloe Yueh '17, Magazine Editor

November 14, 2016

When hearing the word K-pop, the first thought that comes to most people’s minds is “Gangnam Style,” the song that created a huge sensation back in 2012. However, there is much more to K-pop than that. K-pop is the abbreviation of Korean pop music, a genre originating in South Korea that is gaining ...

Gilmore Girls: Why You Should Follow Before the Revival

Clara Albacete '19, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 14, 2016

What do you get when you mix quick-witted conversation, references to bizarre movies, and a mother-daughter friendship?  That’s right, Gilmore Girls.  The seven season series started in 2000, yet still remains relevant and entertaining today.  Gilmore Girls follows the story of Lorelai and Rory Gi...

Sully Movie Review: The Story of the Miracle on the Hudson

Emma Holtz '20, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016

Once again, we find ourselves congregating to our local movie theater to witness Tom Hanks grace the big screen in his latest Hollywood blockbuster, Sully.  The film debuted on September 9, 2016 and was directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Todd Komarnicki. The audience is immediately immersed...

More Than Just a Meal: Conflict Kitchen

More Than Just a Meal: Conflict Kitchen

Chloe Yueh '17, Magazine Editor

November 8, 2016

Conflict Kitchen, located in Schenley Plaza, serves not just delicious food, but knowledge about countries and regions with which the U.S. is in conflict.  Its mission is to educate the public not only on the conflicts, but also on the countries and regions themselves: the people, the culture, and mo...

Crooked Kingdom: Alliterative and Enjoyable

Crooked Kingdom: Alliterative and Enjoyable

Caroline Albacete '17, Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2016

On September 27, 2016, the sequel to Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows was released. Crooked Kingdom met the expectations of millions of fans and surpassed the high bar set by its predecessor. It follows the story of six misfits as they return from (spoilers) completing an improbable heist and are double-...

To the Federation and Beyond: My 10 Days in Russia

Zoya Domashnev '18, Multimedia Editor

November 1, 2016

Over the summer, I had the opportunity to fly to Russia and spend 10 days immersed in the post-Communist culture.  My father was born and raised in Moscow, Russia, attended Moscow State University, and moved to Pittsburgh to attend CMU.  After meeting his fair maiden, my mother, he decided to stay i...

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