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Korean treat marks day of appreciation and love

Korean treat marks day of appreciation and love

Kailanianna Ablog, Reporter

November 5, 2015


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Brightly colored boxes and elaborate displays of stars and hearts decorate the storefronts of Korean convenience stores everywhere in observance of Pepero Day, a Korean holiday celebrated on Nov. 11 in which friends, couples and families exchange boxes of pepero, chocolate-covered sticks similar to the popular J...

Video games increase horrors of Halloween

Video games increase horrors of Halloween

Kailanianna Ablog, Reporter

November 2, 2015


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Whether it is a deranged murderer in a horror film or the looming tension of a ghost story,  fear takes many forms on Halloween. When fears assume the form of digitally animated characters, a new sense of dread fills people’s minds as they plug in their headphones and turn on their station controlle...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Janelle Medrano, Reporter

October 30, 2015


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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), an annual campaign that aims to increase knowledge and awareness of the disease. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cance...

Sweet history of candy corn and licorice

Sweet history of candy corn and licorice

Kailanianna Ablog, Reporter

October 30, 2015


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Sweets, chocolate and caramel apples are just some of the many candies that fill the empty bags of eager trick-or-treaters every year. Among these cavity-inducing confectionaries, the colors orange, white, yellow and black stand out. As if rising from the dead, the “hit-or miss” treats candy c...

Dreamcatchers bring comfort during slumber

Dreamcatchers bring comfort during slumber

Kailanianna Ablog, Reporter

October 26, 2015


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“Never rest with your feet pointing toward the door.” “Make sure you don’t fall into a deep slumber with the fan plugged in.” Two common superstitions involve one of the most important human activities: sleep. Since sleep is essential to health and well-being, it is easy to see why many cultu...

‘Your fate is in the stars!’ according to astrological signs

‘Your fate is in the stars!’ according to astrological signs

Mariko Galton, Reporter

October 21, 2015


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Astrology is the study of the stars and planets and its effect on human affairs. Everyone is born under one of the 12 astrological signs based on birth date.   The astrological signs all have something to do with one of the four elements of water, earth, fire and air. The water signs of Cancer,...

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