Category: Christmas

Tiff and Earl

Dear Tiff and Earl, I want to give Ed Cooley a holiday present. What should I give him? Sincerely, Ed Cooley’s #1 Fan Hey Ed Superfan! I heard that a coach’s favorite present is the win he gets off the court. Show coach Cooley some holiday spirit and consider showing your Friar giving spirit by […]

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A Green Sweater

I pull my knit sweater over my head,  The soft green fabric kissing my skin, Simultaneously tugging at my curls, Peering over my shoulders curiously as I debate: jeans or leggings? My sweater embraces me,  Gently reminding me of rainy days, Days Dad and I would sit indoors,  Eyes eagerly scanning a puzzle as we […]

Taylor Rogers '24

Rockefeller in Winter

The glow brightens the scarlet on my nose and the burning in my chest. It’s impossible to hide in the radiance, Hands reaching for hands, ungloved. My want sticks out like a sore thumb, Shining and blazing in the city crowds. Even when the biting cold of December stings my cheeks, I can feel the […]

Caitlin Bartley '24

Yellow Jacket 

I saw you on my walk today. I was listening to some Christmas song and wishing that the drizzle was snow. You were huddled in a crescent moon on a concrete step; your antennae wilted like the flowers you flew past in favor of stinging my arm. Normally when I see you like this it […]

Kate Ward '23

Thank You Notes!

  Mom and Dad, thank you for believing in me and supporting my love for writing. I love you both so much! Megan B. I’m thankful for one of our lovely UG2 workers in Davis, Vita. Thank you for everything you do, your work and your kindness do not go unnoticed.  Kate W. To Gil […]

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Editors’ Holiday Wish List

What is your guilty pleasure gift that you would never ask for but wish someone would read your mind and buy for you?  Liam Tormey: Off-White VaporMax Shoes Sarah McLaughlin: Tickets to see Hamilton at PPAC (for the third time…) Madison Palmieri: Ridiculously expensive Taylor Swift merch Julia McCoy: the $95 Harry Styles sweatshirt that […]

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The True Christmas Spirit

Kate Ward ’23   Dear Diary,  Another day in the workshop—you know, it’s exhausting being an elf. We’re given shoddy tools and forced to work year-round. Do you know how insufferable it is listening to Christmas music all year? The good part is the Big Man sometimes shares letters from the kids with us, so […]

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