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Romance & Astrology

by Marieko Amoah, Staff Writer, February 2021 If you want an accurate reading for you and your partner, use a synastry calculator. It aligns you and your partner’s birth chart with each other; each calculator website offers their own interpretation of the synastry. I recommend https://horoscopes.astro-seek.com. Keep in mind that if you or your partner…

Crushin’ on The Rose Sale

by Grace Fiorella, Staff Writer, February 2021 The Campuses Against Cancer (CAC) Rose Sale occurs annually in February to raise funds for cancer organizations that research cures or preventatives for the disease. Everyone on campus, including faculty and staff, can send and receive roses, and all the proceeds go to partnering organizations. However, this year,…

ethnic mother and daughter preparing christmas present

How To Wrap a Present

by Anna Perez, Staff Writer, December 2020 Do you put off all of your holiday wrapping until the last possible second? Is that because you have no idea how to properly wrap a present? If so, look no further! To accompany the instructional video above, here are written steps to help you properly wrap your…

black man giving christmas present to son

10/10 Gifts for The 2020 Holidays

by Julia Wong, Staff Writer, December 2020 It’s Alive! Everyone loves a new cuddly friend. Jessica Zhang (Class II) is hoping for a cat this year: “I’m trying to convince my parents to surprise my brother this year with a cat, because I feel like that’d be a good gift.” She’s not alone in believing…

Blizzard

by Marieko Amoah, Staff Creative Writer, December 2020 The wind burned Aalto’s eyes as he curved and zigzagged down the hill. A snow storm was coming soon, but he hadn’t been outside for days. He decided his trip would be short, and more dangerous than usual; you don’t cut corners when it comes to excitement….

Highlighting Holiday Light Decorations at Home

by Daniel Wang, Staff Writer, December 2020 From adorning verandahs with strips of fluorescent bulbs to wrapping shrubs in ropes of LEDs, arranging festive light displays is an integral part of the holiday season. The decorating tradition has gained particular traction this year as many families plan to substitute in-person gatherings with festive at-home activities….

Nobles Holiday Cookie Gallery

by Jessica Zhang, Staff Writer, December 2020 There are few things that bring more joy during the holiday season than baking homemade cookies. Everyone loves the delicious aroma that fills the air, decorating cookies with frosting and sprinkles to make them even more festive, and eating until you cannot stand the sight of any more…

Mashed Potatoes Smash the Competition, Thanksgiving Survey Shows

by Daniel Wang, Staff Writer, November 2020 & art by Isabela Fitzgerald, Multimedia & Staff Artist Thanksgiving dinners are unavoidable hotbeds for intra-family conflict. One issue that always stimulates intense debate in my household is the question of which holiday side reigns supreme. In an effort to spite my sister, who maintains that country-style cornbread…

The Battle of Barrett

by Julia Wong, Staff Writer, November 2020 With the tragic passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the United States has been forced to address the next great partisan battle for national domination, this time on the hallowed steps of the Supreme Court. Amy Coney Barrett is a traditionally conservative, strict constructionist. She was confirmed as…

A New Era of Social Media

by Angie Gabeau, Staff Writer, November 2020 After official quarantine and the following restriction-induced isolation, students’ desire to interact with their peers has skyrocketed. Social media over quarantine has been the main communication mechanism, but it has also created many issues. The NG confessions page (@ngconfessions), which started out as a friendly, complimentary, anonymous Instagram…

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