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Mint for the holidays

Mint for the holidays

Charlotte Chui

December 12, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

Along with the end of the year comes gifting presents, Christmas caroling and of course, peppermint. Here are four DIY projects to try with this quintessential holiday favorite. 1. Peppermint lotion bars: Chilly weather taking a toll? Moisturize dry skin with these mint scented lotion bars. Ing...

Spreading the Christmas cheer

Spreading the Christmas cheer

Shuvi Jha

December 11, 2017


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n December 2, members of the Tri-Music Honor Society performed at Quinlan Community Center for the annual “Breakfast with Santa” event. Students performed various songs based on the theme of holiday cheer and spirit. Scroll down to read what sophomores Iris Xia and Wenyu Chen ...

Christmas Treats with Bite Club

Christmas Treats with Bite Club

Hannah Lee

December 10, 2017


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the holiday season approaches, Bite Club vice president senior Ashley Chang shares her favorite Christmas recipe. Creme brulee is a Catalan dessert that consists of a custard base topped with a layer of caramelized sugar. Read the graphic below to learn more about how to make cr...

Behind the not-so-secret Secret Santa gift exchanges

Behind the not-so-secret Secret Santa gift exchanges

Fatima Ali

December 11, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

[dropcap] I[/dropcap]n the midst of a grueling marathon of studying for finals, some friend groups have decided to launch a Secret Santa campaign in an effort to raise morale and de-stress. No matter how inexpensive or austere the gifts may be, these friends still cherish their holiday tradition an...

Under the tree: A timeline of the Quinlan Community Center’s annual tree-lighting

Under the tree: A timeline of the Quinlan Community Center’s annual tree-lighting

Anjana Melvin

December 6, 2014


Filed under FEATURES

Story reported on by Anjana Melvin with additional reporting by Mingjie Zhong. Photos by Anjana Melvin and Mingjie Zhong....

All yule need for the holidays

All yule need for the holidays

Yashashree Pisolkar

December 17, 2012


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine, Main slider, Print entertainment

The lead up to the the holidays may seem premature. The tree lighting ceremonies at the Quinlan Community Center and the annual Christmas carols at the Cupertino Library happen almost an entire month before Christmas bells start ringing. Even then, the early lights and carols have become tradition...

VIDEO: The giving girl

VIDEO: The giving girl

Stephanie Chang

December 7, 2011


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Multimedia

Every year senior Annie Blake-Burke participates in a program called The Giving Tree. The Giving Tree allows children from impoverished neighborhoods all over the Bay Area to receive Christmas gifts, a luxury their parents can not afford to give them. The few weeks before the deadline on Dec. 13, trees...

VIDEO: The Ritards spread Christmas cheer

VIDEO: The Ritards spread Christmas cheer

Karishma Mehrotra

November 26, 2011


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music

    On Nov. 25, high school vocal ensemble The Ritards performed its annual concert at Santana Row from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.. The a capella group showcased an array of Christmas and classic songs to a large audience on Black Friday, including “Yesterday” by the Beatles and “...

Greetings from the South Pole

Greetings from the South Pole

Tiffany Lau

December 8, 2009


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Community Leadership sells adorable plush toys to help World Wildlife Fund Read More »...

Love thyself!

Love thyself!

Aafreen Mahmood

December 8, 2009


Filed under Blogs '09-'10

Finals around the corner, Christmas around the bend. As the stress comes crashing down, forget the mistletoe and make some time for yourself Read More »...