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Community discusses other traditions during holiday season

Life & Arts Editor

December 5, 2012

Working at a private Catholic university with wide religious diversity, campus ministry officials face the difficult task of addressing the holiday season. There is no official policy dictating that St. Edward's University of...

Kate reviews “Silver and Gold: Songs for Christmas Volumes 6-10” by Sufjan Stevens

Music Critic

December 4, 2012

Swimming against the current of typical Christmas music, Sufjan Stevens, the indie king of quirk, has created his second compilation, titled “Silver and Gold (Volume 6-10)”. Chock-full of unique covers of holiday songs, as ...

Top five Christmas albums that give hope to the holiday genre

Life & Arts Editor

December 4, 2012

Christmas music in really only appropriate for one month out of the year.  Despite this fact, every artist feels the need to release a Christmas album of their own. We waded through Christmas albums from Taylor Swift to Kath...

The gift-giving season should be reframed

December 4, 2012

It is that time of year again– gift-giving season. You know, the one that comes after Thanksgiving. I have been struggling with this whole gifting thing this year. I have become frustrated with the artificialness of it all. Alon...

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