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Bon Voyage: French students take on Europe
Bon Voyage: French students take on Europe
Johanna Kruyne, of Talon Staff • April 3, 2024
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Everyday students run to their cars at 3:17 in hopes of getting home before the parking lot traffic. Junior Tejus Krishnan sprints to his car amongst other students.
Summit's parking lot epidemic
Raghed Hadi, Photo Editor • April 3, 2024
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Silver Stars Takes Fifth at Nationals
Silver Stars Takes Fifth at Nationals
Johanna Kruyne, of Talon Staff • April 3, 2024
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Club highlights
Club highlights
Suham Alhamad, Emery Gregston, and Abby GlennApril 3, 2024
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Malt shop opens for the 2024 season
Abby Glenn, Of The Talon staff • April 3, 2024
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Students celebrate different winter holidays

December is a month for many celebrations in a variety of cultures. Some of these holidays include Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. Christmas comes from Christian and Pagan traditions. In Christian religions, Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Over the years, a variety of different customs have been incorporated into the holiday. It is a time where friends and families gather to spend time together to spread peace and love. Traditionally, children believe in Santa Claus who delivers presents to children to open on Christmas morning.

Hanukkah, is also known as the Festival of Lights, it is a Jewish holiday that is celebrated for eight days and eight nights. Hanukkah follows the Hebrew calendar and typically falls in late November to late December. Hanukkah celebrates the renewal of the Second Temple in Jerusalem; the people wanted to rededicate the temple and light the menorah as a symbol of their faith. During Hanukkah, families light the menorah, adding one candle to the menorah each night until all eight candles are lit. The ninth candle, called the shamash, is used to light the other candles. The menorah is placed in a visible spot, such as a window, to symbolize the miracle and share the light with others.

Kwanzaa is a cultural holiday that’s celebrated by many African Americans from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. It was created in 1966 to honor African heritage and promote unity within the African-American community. Kwanzaa is based on Nguzo Saba, which are seven principles that reflect the values of African culture and promote positivity. Each of the days of Kwanzaa is dedicated to one of the principles. Families will gather to light the candles on a kinara. Starting with the black candle in the center, then alternating between lighting a red and green candle every evening to represent the seven principles.

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Sonya Phillips, Business Manager
Class of 2025 Time on staff: 2 years Favorite newspaper memory: Trivia night when we all dressed up for zigs funeral but we were really the ones who committed the murder. Then we demolished the entire game Favorite song: "Back to December" by Taylor Swift

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