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Jump-Start

Published on February 1st, 2013 | by Staff 12-13

Imagine finishing high school a semester or even a year earlier than the rest of your graduating class. No petty arguments, 6 a.m. wake up calls or homework hanging over your head. Now imagine making that ... Read More


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Samo students celebrate the three kings tradition

Published on December 19th, 2012 | by Staff 12-13

Many of us get lost in the post-holiday depression that ensues after the Christmas madness. It's hard not to feel like a deflated balloon after the holidays end. But for some, there are still things to look forward to after Christmas, like the Three Kings Tradition, which celebrates the last of the twelve days of Christmas... Read More


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Christmas holiday

Published on December 18th, 2012 | by Staff 12-13

Francesca Billington Staff Writer After the Thanksgiving rush, scents have drifted from pumpkin to peppermint, and plastic skeletons have been replaced with Christmas lights. The decorations adorning boutique windows and the comforting scent of hot chocolate ... Read More


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Kwanza

Published on December 18th, 2012 | by Staff 12-13

Camille De Beus Staff Writer Everyone always says Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Kwanzaa, but what exactly is Kwanzaa again? Kwanzaa is a week long celebration that occurs from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. Some ... Read More


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New Year’s Eve: 3…2…1…2013

Published on December 18th, 2012 | by Staff 12-13

Although by the time it’s Dec. 31 (at least according to the ancient Mayan calendar) we might all be tiny particles in space, let’s just say for this article’s sake that the Mayans were wrong and that Judgement Day is far, far away... Read More


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Hanukkah: Breaking stereotypes

Published on December 12th, 2012 | by Staff 12-13

Micol Azcarate Staff Writer Adam Sandler’s Hanukkah song is right: “it is so much funukkah to celebrate Hanukkah.” But what is Hanukkah really? Nowadays we live in a materialistic age where it is almost unthinkable to ... Read More


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Upholding Tradition and Celebration

Published on December 12th, 2012 | by Staff 12-13

Brooke Weiss Staff Writer Hanukkah is in full swing. Hanukkah candles are flying off the shelves at stores and the savory aroma of potatoes permeates the air in every Jewish household in Santa Monica. From Dec. ... Read More


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Tara Griffith TED talk

Published on November 12th, 2012 | by Staff 12-13

Daniel Bottitta Staff Writer You look out into the audience and you see a sea of faces. You begin to sweat.  The audience begins to laugh, first just a chuckle, but soon it grows into a ... Read More


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