The Wrangler

Growing Up During the Holiday Season…With No Holiday

This is a picture of me after going out with my friends for our Christmas photoshoot where I am surrounded by Christmas lights.

Malieka Khan, Section Editor

December 23, 2019

Every year Christmas comes earlier. And every year we hear that saying about Christmas coming earlier and still do not care because who would want to push such an amazing holiday back? The time of laughter and joy and hot chocolate with just a dash of peppermint served in a red Starbucks cup to alert...

Holiday Cookies: Hot or Not?

Pillsbury ready to bake Christmas tree shape sugar cookies cool down on the pan.

Riley Pietsch, Photojournalist

December 23, 2019

As the weather cools down and holiday decorations are pulled from their bins, stores have begun to release their winter items. Clothes and decor are dedicated to winter ideas. Snowflakes appear on towels and pine trees are the main scent of the candles on the shelves. But one of the most important i...

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The holiday season is also the season of giving and unity.

Caitlyn Truong, Editor-in-Chief

December 22, 2019

Twinkling lights line streets; mugs of hot cocoa burn tongues; wrapped toys gather under trees decked in tinsel and homemade ornaments. The holiday season is here, but this time of year is prized not only for its bright lights, catchy music, and heartwarming movies. It is a time when people around th...

Christmas shopping online: Does it ruin the experience?

Over the past few years, more and more people have chosen to do their Christmas shopping online. With recently improved online package delivery speeds, searching for gifts in person is starting to be seen by many as a mass inconvenience.

Blake Kingsbury, Photojournalist

December 20, 2019

When you think of popular Christmas traditions, many things come to mind: putting up a Christmas tree, decorating your residence to give off the Christmas spirit, spending time with family and friends, and exchanging gifts with others. But of course, to be able to swap presents with others, you need ...

Gift-Giving and Self-Perception

The stark comparison between the features of Mattel’s Barbie doll and the “Lammily” doll. The Lammily doll was created by Nickolay Lamm in 2014, to promote the acceptance of  realistic body proportions.

Emily Eslao, Photojournalist

December 14, 2019

As the holiday season approaches, so does the season of gift-giving. Gift-giving is a deep-rooted holiday tradition that branched out from its religious origins, and millions of presents are distributed every year in the United States alone. For those millions of children, any presents unwrapped on Chris...

Naughty or Nice: Mathe-magically calculating your location on the lists

Pictured is a child's Christmas wish list for Santa Claus.

Kobi Khong, Photojournalist

December 11, 2019

Throughout the dawn of mankind’s history, our ancestors as a species have always strived to explain the unexplainable, define the undefinable, and solve the unsolvable. From the discovery of fire to putting a man on the moon, the only question which humanity does not seek to answer is “When shoul...

Do Leaders Have to be Outgoing?

The image shows nine introverted leaders who were successful in spite of not being outgoing.

Suhani Bhanvadia, Photojournalist

December 11, 2019

Being a leader requires a person to have numerous qualities: responsibility, reliability, and persuasiveness. Leaders like Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, and Narendra Modi are socially active and outgoing. But is being extroverted the reason why they are/were successful?  Although extroverts gather attention more ea...

Draining the Fun out of Reading

Lexile Levels are restricting children from reading the books they want to read.

Janet Han, Section Editor

December 10, 2019

Did you read “Night” by Elie Wiesel in third grade? How about “The Sun Also Rises,” by Ernest Hemingway? Well, the MetaMetrics’ Lexile Framework for Reading, or the “Lexile,” classifies both books at a third-grade level.    Most are familiar with the Lexile, which, according to the Lexil...

Should Travelers Acknowledge Their Impact on the Environment and Cultures of Their Destinations?

On ecotours, tourists take place in activities in remote areas, such as hiking in a rainforest.

Tiana Salisbury, Photojournalist

December 10, 2019

When people travel, they don’t really think about how they impact the environment, cultures, societies of the places that they visit. Instead, they focus on spending time with whomever they travel with and enjoying what they plan on seeing or doing in the most comfortable way possible. Although it may n...

Too Lazy to Work!

Distractions are everywhere, be careful when studying! It won't hurt to distance yourself from your phones or any technology.

Eunice Ahn, Photojournalist

December 10, 2019

It is the year 2019, and technology has been advancing for the past decades. With so many things to access on the internet, we have a very easy time being able to find things quickly on the web. Are we taking that too far and solely relying on knowledge that we find online?   We have all grown up surrounded by technolog...

Too Careless, Too Hurt

Be careful when texting! It can be really dangerous and can possibly harm someone.

Eunice Ahn, Photojournalist

December 10, 2019

Words are a powerful weapon. Everyone knows this, but do people truly understand this? This current generation knows that words can be scary, and yet we do nothing to change it. Are we too careless to even start thinking about what we might be saying?   There have been studies that show th...

Curse Words Have Lost their Shock Value

A cartoon image that shows a woman cursing very unhappily.

Suhani Bhanvadia, Photojournalist

December 10, 2019

How often should people curse? Is it okay to even curse at all? As kids, we’re all told not to use bad words. Eventually, we began to use a few more these type of words. Nowadays, especially in high school, cursing seems to be of the norm. People curse when they are mad, when they are sad, and eve...

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