Written by Caitlynn Woods (Features Writer) With Christmas coming into the picture, common yearly traditions such as Christmas trees, ornaments, stockings, food, and movies should not be forgotten about, no matter our circumstances involving Coronavirus and the lockdown. Christmas trees are one of the best parts of Christmas; the smell of the leaves filling the … More Keeping up Christmas Traditions During Hard Times
Written by Kayla Hoffman (Features Writer) When COVID-19 first hit, we as a nation did not expect it to last as long as it has. But now, we are approaching Halloween, a time of year many people favor out of the holiday season. This year, there is much debate on whether or not children should … More What SLVHS Students Are Planning on Doing This COVID Ridden Halloween
Students at SLVHS are excited for the upcoming holiday season. We went around campus to ask some students about their favorite things to do everytime the season comes around. This is what students said. Juniors, Reid Olmsted and Sarah Morley, both said that they enjoy visiting Crest Ranch Christmas tree farm with their families to … More SLV Students Share Holiday Traditions
Winter break is rapidly approaching, luckily there are many fun, festive, and electric activities to partake in. There are so many possibilities when it comes to winter activities. With activities ranging from Santa Cruz to Santa Clara, this winter break will surely not be a boring one. Ice skating is always a great way to … More Activities for SLV students Over Winter Break
The beloved holiday, Halloween, is quickly approaching. The need for the best horror movies has never been greater. Some horror movies that students at our school suggest for Halloween 2018 include: The Witch, The Conjuring, A Quiet Place, Hereditary, and Scream. Damian Cardenas, a freshman at SLV high school recommends the gothic film, Hereditary, “My … More San Lorenzo Valley High School Student’s Favorite Horror Movies to Watch
Even if you despise door knockers and horror movies, it is hard to hate on Halloween because it offers the best excuse to go full-blown crazy with makeup. Whether you like creepy makeup with fake blood, pretty Halloween makeup, or to follow in the footsteps of celebrity Halloween costumes and pay tribute to your idol, … More Quick and Easy Remedies to try This Fall Season to Help With Dry and Irritated Skin
Are you looking for something to do for this spooky season? Well, I highly suggest going to Great America’s Halloween Haunt. The whole park is transformed into a Halloween themed park with scary monsters and villains jumping out at you at every corner. The park has eight horror themed mazes such as Chaos House, Roadkill … More A Spooky Halloween Adventure for Everyone at Great America
These recipes are super simple, fun, and easy! Recipes include Halloween Marshmallow Pops, Bloody Halloween S’mores, and Bloody Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies, all Halloween themed due to the close proximity this holiday is. First, the Marshmallow Pops, you will need, 12 large marshmallows, one 10-ounce bag of candy melts, an assortment of sprinkles, some lollipop … More Simple and Easy At Home Dessert Recipes for Halloween
It has become a tradition of people around the world to set resolutions to accomplish throughout the year. People usually make these resolutions to break bad habits or to start good ones. The very first known New Year celebrations were in Mesopotamia and date back to 2000 BC. Since then people celebrate the new year … More SLVHS Students Share Their New Year’s Resolutions
Every holiday has its fair share of complaints or drawbacks. The one most frequently heard for Valentine’s Day is how irritating it is for everyone who is single. Year after year, adolescents wrapped in a veil of solitude mourn their deceased love life, as they watch couples exchange vows of eternal love and vibrant roses. … More The Perks of Having a Platonic Valentine
Pumpkin Bread-Bottom Cheesecake: Ingredients (for 8 servings) PUMPKIN BREAD 1 ¾ cups pumpkin puree 2 egg 1 cup sugar ¾ cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 ½ cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon salt CHEESECAKE 24 oz cream cheese, at room … More Fun Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes to Try Out
When Thanksgiving disaster strikes, breath mints and a Nintendo won’t be enough if you want to survive the Turkey Reckoning. Thanksgiving is a special holiday where we all join together to appreciate the people in our lives. However, that can be difficult to do when out of nowhere an emergency occurs. Flash floods, fires, and … More Thanksgiving Survival: How to Properly Survive the Turkey Reckoning
This year for Thanksgiving break, students are going on vacations to exotic places and were willing to share their thoughts. There are stories of fun adventures, cool places, and tons of excitement coming from the students, ready to be reunited with their families. The following students are: Erin Iwasyk, Zane Krikke, Caroline Rolander, Lindsey Peterson, … More SLVHS Students Venturing Our during Thanskgiving Break
The Skeleton War, the memes, and now, the Candy Corn Wars. Candy corn factions have already been formed, and October 31st could turn into a full-on bloodbath as tensions between candy corn enthusiasts and anti-corners begin to escalate. Candy preference has always been a topic once the spooky month rolls around, with candy trades and … More SLVHS Students Preparing for Battle in Candy Corn Wars
It is October! We have entered Fall and this month was filled with many great changes and events including our beloved holiday Halloween. We are also approaching holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, and what better way to celebrate these holidays than with pie! Some of the most common pies in the fall season include Pumpkin, … More Pecan Pie vs. Pumpkin Pie: The Two Best Holiday Pies
With Halloween coming around the corner, we need to start making fun and cute treats! Here are some recipes you can use to spice up your Halloween, including the following recipes Creepy Cookies, Candy Corn Rice Krispies treats, and finally Jack O’ Lantern chocolate ice cream bowls. Hope you enjoy! Creepy Cookiez By Pamela Shank … More Creepy Cookies, Candy Corn Rice Krispies & Jack O’ Lantern chocolate ice cream bowls for Halloween Leisure
Halloween, other known as the best night of the year; is filled with fun and laughter. The best part of this spooky, spectacular night is the candy. Hopefully, after reading this article, you’ll get a good idea of what kind of candy to get or not get for your friends and family this upcoming Halloween! … More What Is The Best Halloween Candy?
Martin Luther King Jr. can be remembered as the most relentless yet peaceful man who has ever laid foot on American ground. He woke not a single day in which he did not breathe in the pain and oppression of his fellow African Americans. Since the dawn of the American nation, a torture of sorts had … More A Voice To Be Heard: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.
Holiday events in Santa Cruz County: Find tree lightings, parades, train rides, light displays and Santa events near you. Celebrate the holiday season and enjoy playful, thoughtful and unique family traditions. Check out this list for fabulous and festive ways to celebrate the holiday in Santa Cruz. Tree-lightings in Felton, Boulder Creek and Scotts Valley … More Festive holiday events fill the Valley this December
If watching football on Thanksgiving is not your thing, then change the channel and watch man’s best friend take the center stage on Thanksgiving Day at noon in Philadelphia. Granted, The National Dog Show is different from the Puppy Bowl, and the cuteness factor may not be the same, but it is still worth it … More The Thanksgiving Dog Show Wows Crowd As Well as Judges
As Christmas draws closer, many prepare furiously for the day of festivities; however, nearly a dozen SLVHS students are preparing for one of the other holidays. While many people know of Chanukah, very few students truly know what Chanukah is. In order to see what some students thought, this reporter asked Andrew Chestnut, to which … More Chanukah explained
Often, during the holidays, people come together to cook. Cooking and learning from others is a way to get closer to people, especially family. People all over the world have different kinds of recipes that are shared with people that they care about, making their feast more special for everyone. This first recipe is called … More Bored of your holiday cookies? Try these!
Where did Christmas come from? Christmas’s origin is the Christian Bible. On December 25, in 4 B.C., Jesus Christ was born to the Virgin Mary and God, although John was Mary’s husband. Christ was born in Bethlehem, and according to the story, three wise men traveled to give gifts to the son of God. Christmas, … More Where did Christmas originate?
With the holiday season officially here, people are gearing up for Christmas and Chanukah, but what about Kwanzaa? Kwanzaa takes place from December 26 to January 1. However, unlike Christmas and Chanukah, Kwanzaa is not a religious holiday. Rather, it is a secular festival observed by many African Americans as a celebration of their cultural … More Do you know what Kwanza is?
With last year’s Black Friday shopping totalling five billion dollars nationwide, and Cyber Monday totalling three billion, how much will be made this year? Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the biggest shopping days throughout the year, and, with last years sales at record highs, forecasts predict sales this year to be even … More Black Friday was not a Bust!
Memorial Day means different things to different people. It’s the unofficial start of the summer, the annual weekend of cannon fire at Roaring Camp, and the breather before the finals grind. To many, Memorial Day evening brings to mind pulling out the old military portraits, grilling burgers with the family, and a moment of silence … More Memorial Day history as well as the modern appreciation for veterans
There are few things better in the world like mothers. Since birth, mothers have been by childrens’ sides to comfort and nurture them. Sometimes mothers are taken for granted. That’s why the special Mother’s Day holiday comes up once a year to remind how special moms are. The holiday not only reminds of how much … More Thoughts on Mother’s Day and a discussion of this springtime tradition