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Holiday Guide: How to give budget-savvy Secret Santa gifts

Paige Leskin and Rebecca Savransky

December 2, 2014

With the holiday season approaching, planning ahead for gifts is a must. With these suggestions and tips, you’ll be prepared and won’t have to bust your wallet to buy presents for everyone on your list. For a foodie: When you’re shopping for your friend who loves to cook, eat and entertain, gettin...

Holiday Guide: Ranking the best Christmas episodes of ‘The Office’

Alex Putterman, Sports Editor

December 2, 2014

Over its nine seasons, "The Office" aired seven Christmas episodes with numerous overlapping themes: Jim and Pam being in love, Michael quibbling over who gets to be Santa, loads of Party-Planning Committee drama and Meredith getting drunk, among others. But though the seven Christmas parties ("The...

Holiday Guide: A Netflix recap to cap off the holidays

Annie Bruce, Reporter

December 2, 2014

Even though we can all agree it’s way more fun to watch Netflix when procrastinating, there are still plenty of binge-watching opportunities to carry you through winter break. When you’re avoiding your relatives: "Once Upon a Time” Tired of yet another uncle asking you what your plans are a...

Holiday Guide: Bartending this holiday season

Rebecca Savransky, Managing Editor

December 2, 2014

The holidays are a great time to experiment with your bartending skills and give those drinks you’ve always wanted a try. Whether it's drinking to drown out your parents and family members or get yourself a little more into the holiday spirit, here are some great drinks that are sure to get the job...

Holiday Guide: No-bake holiday recipes for the lazy college student

Amulya Yalamanchili, Reporter

December 2, 2014

Do you lack substantial culinary skills and need an easy recipe for the holidays? Impress your friends (or satisfy a craving) with these quick, no-bake treats. Microwave apple crisp – 6 servings (Adapted from allrecipes.com) Ingredients: 4 large Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored, sliced ½ cup butter, softened ¾ cup packed brown sugar ¾ c...