Wisdom from Williams: A closer look at the gym requirement

Wisdom from Williams: A closer look at the gym requirement

Vivian Fan, Staff Writer

November 14, 2011

For part of the student body, gym class isn’t something to look forward to. While it seems like just another requirement to check off the to-do list for graduation, physical education actually plays a fundamental role in our lives.  To get another perspective, one of our staff writers, Vivian, went...

America vs. Europe: Fast Food Showdown

America vs. Europe: Fast Food Showdown

Brien Drake, Feature Editor

November 14, 2011

These days you would be hard pressed to walk around a city or town without seeing a McDonalds or a Burger King.  Fast food joints like these have become as normal a sight for Americans as grocery stores, banks, or post offices.   Mostly concentrated in the U.S., these restaurants have spread internationally...

What scares people most of all?

What scares people most of all?

Dasha Batalova, Staff Writer

October 27, 2011

Not only small kids, but also adults feel excitement about Halloween. Costume parties, trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins all cause people to look forward to Halloween. But one major aspect of Halloween is the fear and scare tactics that come along with it. So, let’s figure out what scares the bejesus...

Halloween Haunts

Halloween Haunts

Mickey Turk, Staff Writer

October 27, 2011

As high-school students we like to think we’re pretty grown up and that things like trick-or-treating are for little kids; but you can’t deny that dressing up and participating in some truly scary things on Halloween is something we’re never too old for. So what are some creepy attractions to participate...

Halloween: a corporate holiday

Brien Drake, Feature Editor

October 27, 2011

Every year, kids around the world look forward to the 31st of October.  Here in America, however, kids may be doing so for the wrong reasons.  Halloween started out as a Celtic holiday to celebrate the night before All Saints Day and has been turned into a farce of costume parties and trick-or-treating. However, it’s pos...

Halloween in other countries

Halloween in other countries

Vivian Fan, Staff Writer

October 27, 2011

France - la fête d'Halloween Unlike most nations of the world, the French do not celebrate Halloween. It is regarded as an "American" holiday in France and was virtually unknown in the country until around 1996. In 1982, the American Dream restaurant in Paris began celebrating Halloween, and the holiday has...

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