International students form family bonds away from home for holidays

Susan Du, City Editor

December 10, 2012
Filed under Holiday Guide 2012

For Northwestern international students separated from their families by continental distances for most of the school year, the holidays can represent an opportunity for a long-overdue reunion. But for those bypassing a return... Read more »

Northwestern-themed gift ideas provide options for everyone on your list

Chelsea Sherlock, Reporter

December 10, 2012
Filed under Holiday Guide 2012

Once you finish that last final and head back home, there won't be that many days left to find a gift for your entire family. Luckily, shopping can be pretty easy if you just get everyone Northwestern-themed gifts. Here are some... Read more »

Meet the parents: How to introduce yourself to your significant other's family

Sammy Caiola, Reporter

December 6, 2012
Filed under Holiday Guide 2012

The holidays are a time for family — a time for love, community, tradition and memories. So, if you’re a significant other being brought into the clan for the first time, it’s easy to feel out of place. But never fear: I’ve... Read more »

All Morty wants for Christmas is bowl win, BLT

Tom Meyer, Development Editor

December 6, 2012
Filed under Holiday Guide 2012

As the holidays approach, Northwestern students are busy avoiding finals by demanding expensive items from their parents. As part of his effort to reach out to the student body, University President Morton Schapiro has also probably... Read more »

Rapada: Make attainable resolutions for New Year

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor

December 6, 2012
Filed under Holiday Guide 2012

After we prove the 2012 conspiracy theorists wrong and share some good times and food with our family and friends, let the countdown to 2013 begin. Say whatever you want about the “New Year,” sappy metaphors included, but... Read more »

Break offers time for friends, family and catching up on the TV you haven't watched for three months

Joseph Diebold, Forum Editor

December 6, 2012
Filed under Holiday Guide 2012

We're all familiar with the phenomenon. You finally finish that last Friday final, grab your suitcases as fast as possible, say goodbye to your roommate who you don’t like that much anyway but will miss in that weird love-hate... Read more »

Caruba: Peppermint mocha key to holiday spirit

Lauren Caruba, Assistant Campus Editor

December 6, 2012
Filed under Holiday Guide 2012

Last month, as the weather turned brisker and the first of November approached, I anxiously awaited for the Starbucks cups to turn red in anticipation of my favorite seasonal drink. Everyone has a preference... Read more »

Find the perfect holiday drink

Paulina Firozi, Campus Editor

December 6, 2012
Filed under Holiday Guide 2012

Over Thanksgiving break, I had a conversation with a few friends about when exactly the "holiday season" begins. After Halloween? After Thanksgiving? Dec. 1? On Christmas Day or the first day of Hanukkah? Whatever holiday you... Read more »

Letzter: There is no such thing as a holiday tree

Rafi Letzter, Assistant Photo Editor

December 6, 2012
Filed under Holiday Guide 2012

Everything you think you know about Hanukkah is wrong. It is not at all like Christmas. Lumping them together under the banner of “The Holidays” is a mistake. As I understand it from an outsider’s perspective, Christmas... Read more »

6 easy ways to diffuse awkward conversations at family parties

Stephanie Haines, Reporter

December 6, 2012
Filed under Holiday Guide 2012

It is a Hollywood myth that families reaffirm their love for each other during the holiday season. If you are at all a normal person, spending the holidays with your family should make you want to stick candy canes in your eyeballs... Read more »