It’s post-Black Friday craze—the gift-giving season is upon us.
Student Life’s Editorial Board is always looking for ways to help our beloved school be a better institution for the undergraduate student body, and this year is no different. With such a hectic and riveting semester behind us, here are some things we would like Wash. U. to improve in the spring semester and beyond.
Best of all, it’s time to get into the spirit with holiday-themed decorations. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the winter season, all of the above or none of the above, here are some creative ways to decorate your place.
We’re almost there. The semester is near its end, and consequently, you are so close to not having to think about school for one blissful month. But you know what that means? You have to start thinking about holiday gifts. Luckily for you, we have taken the time to compile a list of great gifts from the bookstore.
Instead of just saying which classic episodes are our favorites, we decided to analyze some of the tropes we see year after year in these TV shows so you can start feeling academic and cultured while spotting them in all those holiday specials you’ll be using to procrastinate on your actual studying.
While many students are counting the days until they head home, it is important to remember that not everyone on campus will be traveling home this Thanksgiving. Many students choose to save their money given the shortness of the break, where it doesn’t make sense for some students to make the trek home for just a few days.
Holidays carry a certain mystical quality as a child. You may not understand their meanings, but the rituals have a magnetic pull nonetheless. Among the most sacred rituals of my childhood were the “Peanuts” holiday specials. With 46 television specials to his name, Charlie Brown was an ever-present fixture in the Matousek household.
For Washington University sophomore Molly Harrison, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade represents one of the biggest yearly gatherings of people like her—competitive jump ropers, that is. For the past 10 years, Harrison has been a member of the Bainbridge Island Rope Skippers, a competitive rope skipping team of 20 on the suburban Bainbridge Island near Seattle.
Now that we’re in college, it’s sort of weird to get as many presents as we did when we were little. We don’t like that and want to do something to rectify it. But since it would be even weirder if we bought our presents, we’re making a list. Hopefully someone important in the entertainment industry will find it and make all of our wishes come true.
Although you may not feel too much holiday spirit while studying for that physics final or writing that Exposition paper, Cadenza is here to get you in the festive mood with our favorite holiday episodes. Perfect for procrastination. All easily searchable online. Think of it as our non-denominational gift to you.