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Anniversary of Ellis Island

Anniversary of Ellis Island

January 3, 2017

The month of January is known for being the start of a new year, and it was also known as the start of a new life for American immigrants of the past. On January 1st, 1892, Ellis Island opened the Federal...

How to make the perfect gingerbread house

How to make the perfect gingerbread house

December 13, 2016

There are many ways to celebrate the holiday of Christmas. Decorating the house, traditions, baking delicious desserts, and putting up a big tree. A popular favorite to the culture is decorating ginge...

The Russell Ballet Nutcracker

The Russell Ballet Nutcracker

December 13, 2016

The Nutcracker is a well known performance in the dance world. Just about every studio has some variation of the Nutcracker. Home of the Fairfax Ballet, Russell School of Ballet is one of the few compan...

Local Christmas light shows

Local Christmas light shows

December 13, 2016

There are a few places close by that will spark Christmas spirit and brighten upcoming festivities. Many students at Battlefield are already feeling jolly and are looking for light shows to enjoy with f...

4 tips to save money this holiday season

4 tips to save money this holiday season

November 28, 2016

More money is spent during the holidays than any other time during the year; according to ABC News, “The average American will spend $700 on holiday gifts and goodies this year, totaling more than $...

Surviving winter driving incidents

Surviving winter driving incidents

November 3, 2016

While fall months are generally plentiful with positive things, there are always a few things that can ruin just about anybody’s day. To pretty much anybody that is not a hunter, deer is often an unwa...

Thanksgiving around the world

Thanksgiving around the world

November 3, 2016

Americans celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November, the holiday was created in 1621 when the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Tribe had a harvest feast together. In 1863 during the Civil War, ...

A growing sense of entitlement

A growing sense of entitlement

November 3, 2016

     A family of four sits around a glowing Christmas tree. The children are opening their last few gifts, adding them to the mountain of presents behind them. Upon tearing off the wrapping paper on the l...

Self-tying sneakers

Self-tying sneakers

October 25, 2016

On July 3rd, 1985, the first Back To The Future movie hit the box office. Making a whopping 389 million dollars in theaters, the movie was an instant hit featuring Marty McFly, a teenager out of Califo...

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