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Shake up the Holidays!

Have you ever wondered why, thousands of years ago, we decided to split the winter season into two separate years? Dividing the cold months to create an entirely new year in the latter half is one of the enigmas best left to history, I suppose, but I think we college students have as good a guess as any as to why our...

Every Christmas Eve I remember hearing the door to my little brother’s bedroom creak open while his footsteps gingerly crept into the den where the tree – and more importantly – the presents were sitting. I could hear him rummaging through the boxes and packages, and then the counting would begin. “One for me, two for...

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With holiday season right around the corner, students are about to experience a plethora of something that’s unheard of in their everyday lives: free time. Cooglife is here to help you find the perfect novel to make your break enlightened. “Fahrenheit 451” This novel by Ray Bradbury is one of the classics, and offers...

December hosts a myriad of multicultural holidays, celebrations and festivals, including Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the Festival of Human Achievement and Accomplishment. While many participate in different celebrations and some choose to abstain, understanding other people’s cultures and traditions is one of the...

Holidays can be great time to relax, eat and enjoy some good company.  You might be lighting candles during Kwanzaa, holding an Easter egg hunt or enjoying a Thanksgiving feast, but for many of us, these picture-perfect holidays are not reality. Instead we deal with weird uncles or crazy aunts, undercooked turkeys,...

Do you ever look around your room and ask yourself: “Why is my room so basic?” Here are a few cheap and easy ways to decorate your room for the upcoming seasons. There are three main places where you can decorate your room: your window, your door and inside your room. So whether you are crafting for fall or winter,...

Significant Other Make a mixtape Compile a mix of your favorite and most memorable songs, and burn a CD. This gift will allow your significant other to reminisce on special moments in your relationship. Yes, it sounds corny, but what better cliché way to vibe with your boo than with music? Make a handmade coupon...

Nutella Hot Chocolate 1 cup milk 2½ Tbsp Nutella 1 Tbsp Cocoa Tiny pinch of salt Instructions In a small sauce pan over medium heat, whisk all ingredients together until well blended and hot. Pour in a cup and top with homemade whipped cream and shaved chocolate. Broiled Bailey’s Hot Chocolate 3 cups milk 1/3 cup...

“A Christmas Story” (1983) Recall those incessant marathon airings of this film on Christmas Eve? Admit it —you probably swapped channels to catch those iconic moments such as the leg lamp, the bunny suit, or “you’ll shoot your eye out!” This film may be based on Jean Shephard’s own personal experiences, but you can...