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The Christmas Curse

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Written by Paige Farnworth | Media by Thomas Hajny On November 1st, I went shopping with my little sister in a Kohl’s department store. We...

Holiday Classics We All Know and Love

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With the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade officially kicking off television’s holiday season, we officially can say that we have permission to watch our favorite Christmas entertainment. From the classic It’s a Wonderful Life to the ever-popular How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the holiday season bursts with so many specials and movies that there’s something for pretty much everyone to love. So, pop in your favorite and turn up the radio, because Christmas is coming!

Crafternoon Delight – Lighted Canvas

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Christmas break is just around the corner. Without all of the papers, studying, and homework to occupy our minds and days we are about to find ourselves with a lot of free time. Between the exciting days of Christmas-filled celebrations and ringing in the New Year, here’s a project to take a boring afternoon and transform it into a delightful Crafternoon with this fun, EASY (Almost TOO easy. No joke.) do-it-yourself project.

Sweaterz: A fashionable, seasonal personality test

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Tis the season for sweaters! As the temperatures continue to drop, the need for a great sweater increases. A little known fact, though, is that a sweater can say a lot about one’s personality. Because of this fact, the Papyrus has created for you all a little quiz to tell you what type of sweater best fits your personality.

Black Friday

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With Thanksgiving just a few days away, people are probably getting pretty excited – for some time off of work and school, delicious food (and lots of it), football, and an early start on some Christmas gift shopping. Black Friday is just around the corner, coming with the promise of good deals, long check-out lines, huge crowds, and possibly injuries and violence. Spending less money is a good thing, but at what point will we stop and wonder if it is worth the Black Friday chaos?

Called to Service

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The holiday season is coming up quickly. It is during this time when people, especially Christians, find themselves looking for ways to serve people. Now is the season of people thinking of their less fortunate man. Christians are called to be the servers of those around us. Ephesians 6:7 tells us to “serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people.” This call is not meant to be answered only during the holiday season, but it seems as if during this time, it is easiest to find ways to live out the call to service.

A Note on Holiday Music

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We are living in the time between Halloween and Thanksgiving in which debates rage over the appearance of Christmas spirit. From the early arrival of Christmas decorations in stores to the beginning of Christmas shopping deals, Thanksgiving begins to feel like the forgotten holiday. I would propose, though, that the point of most contention among Christmas crazies and Ebeneezer Scrooges is the time at which listening to Christmas music becomes appropriate. Now there are several schools of thought on when on should begin listening to Christmas music, so in this article we will attempt to gain a better understanding of each.

Operation Christmas Child

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Last Tuesday night, Greenville Student Outreach hosted a packing event for the Organization Operation Christmas Child (OCC). OCC is an organization that gives Christmas presents packaged in shoeboxes to needy children around the world. The categories for toys to put in the boxes are something to love, something for school, something to wear, something to play with, something for personal hygiene, and something special. The types of items in each category depend on the age and gender of the child intended. Children are split up into three age levels: 2-4, 5-9, and 10-14.

November: The Height of Laziness

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I know what you’re thinking. Lazy and November in the same sentence? As if! We’re all aware of how busy November is for all of us. Presentations, papers, exams, projects, sports, and more all come together to make our lives utterly insane. With so much on your plate, it’s incredible if we are able to make any time for ourselves. Those instances are a blessing, and I think that we all want to use our precious free time to the fullest. So would you want to waste said time? Of course you wouldn’t.

Skipping Thanksgiving

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Written by Erica Siddle. I have noticed a disturbing trend occurring more each year throughout the month of November: the disappearance of Thanksgiving.  When I...