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Amador students gives a helping hand

Amador students gives a helping hand

Dani Leedeman and Tate Chen

January 28, 2014

The holiday season is one of the most anticipated times of year, but living in such an affluent area like Pleasanton, it is easy to forget how fortunate we all are. With the hard economic times, Christmas gifts are becoming increasingly difficult to provide, especially for low income families. The...

Bob’s World: hometown tradition of lights and attractions

Bob’s World: hometown tradition of lights and attractions

Isabelle Perlman, Staff Writer

January 27, 2014

With over 60 percent LED lights, one Pleasanton resident goes above and beyond during the holiday season. Bob Stanley has been creating a Christmas extravaganza for all families in the tri-valley for about 25 years. “It started small and it just keeps growing and growing. The display takes four...

Students celebrate unusual holidays

Students celebrate unusual holidays

Michelle Christman and Vickie Ma

January 27, 2014

There are many different traditions unheard of around the world. In the Ukraine, the festive tree is decorated with artificial spider webs and spiders because of the urban myth that tinsel comes from spider webs. In the city of Caracus, Venezuela, children celebrate by decorating a log with a cartoon...

Thanksgivukkah: special night of mashed potatoes and potato pancakes

Thanksgivukkah: special night of mashed potatoes and potato pancakes

Anna Orozco, Staff Writer

January 26, 2014

We all know of Hanukkah as well as Thanksgiving. But this holiday season, the eight-day-long Jewish celebration and Turkey Day collide, making for a creative cultural combination of the two. The mash-up has been dubbed “Hannu-giving” or “Thanksgivukkah.” Freshman Shayne Estill celebrates both ...

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