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Watch out Earth, holidays are coming

Watch out Earth, holidays are coming

Gray Timberlake, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2019

While giving gifts is on almost everyone’s mind this time of year, the environmental impact of waste over the holidays often gets neglected. Americans throw away 25% more waste between Thanksgiving and New Years than they do any other time of the year, and an extra 3.5 metric tons of carbon dio...

Caroling declines in popularity

Junior Audrey Pinard smiles with her friends at the National Charity League with the Institute
of Aging’s “Cable Car Caroling.” This year’s caroling was canceled due to rain.

December 12, 2019

While Christmas movies and advertisements often portray groups bundled up in hats and scarves walking through the snow singing carols at people’s doorsteps, very few still choose to participate in this Christmas tradition.  “It’s not a tradition in my family to Christmas carol, it was never somethin...

Deck the halls brings music and volunteer opportunities to San Francisco youth, families

Kids play miniature golf during the annual Deck the Halls event, featuring activities for attendees.

Olivia Mohun and Mary Perez, Reporters

January 5, 2017

Junior Edna Tesfaye assisted children in applying temporary glitter tattoos at the San Francisco Symphony’s annual Deck the Halls event on Sunday, which funds Community Day, an event that took place on Monday and welcomed almost 4,000 children from public programs around the Bay Area to enjoy a day o...

Skating into the holidays

Attendees skate around the annual Ice Rink in Union Square. Holiday music is played throughout the day and color-changing neon lights illuminate the rink at night.

Josephine Rozzelle, Senior Reporter

December 9, 2016

The tourist hotspot Union Square is adorned with holiday wreaths and garlands during the winter months, but locals are also attracted to the annual outdoor ice rink and 83-foot Christmas tree. “[The rink] is a fun, outdoor holiday experience that is beloved by all ages because it is something t...

Holiday volunteering boosts self-value, disappoints year-round philanthropists

Claire Koswic, Senior Reporter

December 10, 2015

Charitable organizations often see an increase in the number of people wanting to volunteer around the holidays, but the demand for services is not confined to the month of December. “We definitely see an increase in volunteering around the holidays,” Goldie Pyka, of the San Francisco Marin Food Ban...

Secret Santa stockings build anticipation for the holidays

Sophomore Activities Director Jilan Powers ties secret santa stockings to the marble stairs after school today. Students were advised to not spend over $5 per gift, although are allowed to if they choose.

Asha Khanna, Senior Reporter

December 1, 2015

Sophomore student council members lined the marble staircase with decorated stockings after school today in preparation for next week’s Secret Santa celebration. “This year, instead of using bags, we are using stockings,” Sophomore Activities Director Jilan Powers said. “This way students ...

Home, sweet home

Crowds mill around at the opening of the gingerbread house at the Fairmont Hotel on Nov. 29. The Fairmont Hotel has a donation box to collect money to support LLS.

Grace Ainslie and Claire Kosewic

December 12, 2014

Claire Kosewic & Grace Ainslie Life-sized gingerbread houses aren’t just found in fairy tales. The lobby of The Fairmont San Francisco is adorned with a 22-foot tall, walk-through gingerbread house every holiday season. “People base the time they come because this is going to be up,...

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