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Lovely lavishes: How to spend Valentine’s day with everyone you know

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Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2017, is just around the corner. Stores have been stocking up on candy, cards and cute stuffed animals. Valentine’s Day is known as the day of romance, however, you don’t have to have a significant other to spend Valentine’s day with. You can also spend it with those you cherish, like your…

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Survival guide: How to survive the holidays in a family tsunami

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It’s the holiday season. We get two weeks off of school to relax and most likely spend some good old quality time with family. This means your grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, the whole shabang. This also means that you might be walking into a lion’s cage of family and friends if you are not on…

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Hot Tamales! Families gather for Tamalada tradition

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On Saturday, December 5th, Ann Richards hosted the 10th annual Tamalada. Many families gathered in the cafeteria to make tamales, instructed by Ann Richards students. According to Diana Nenque, Parent Support Specialist and Tamalada Coordinator, the event has grown significantly. The tradition started after Nenque noticed a trend among the students. “I started the Tamalada…

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The heirloom of a grandfather I never knew

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Original artwork by Rewon Shimray

Everything was white: the hospital walls, the lights that cast a stale vibe in the hallway, the crescents of my nervously bitten nails. In America, white is a symbol of peace or union, but this was not America. This was the place of my origin: Taiwan. In Chinese culture, white means death. My mother was…

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