What You Don’t Know About Hanukkah

Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish celebration. This year, Hanukkah starts on Saturday, December 24th and ends on Sunday, January 1st. It is also known as Chanukah. The holiday was created around 200 B.C., in Judea, which is also known as the land of Israel. The significance of Hanukkah is; Maccabees, who was the leader of a Jewish rebel army. He […]

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The History of Christmas

There are many known holidays where everyone gets together with their loved ones and celebrate. One of the most well-known is Christmas. Usually, it’s a night full with gifts, people, and so much more. There are reasons why it is celebrated on December 25, and why it’s such a big holiday. I’ve gathered a lot of information and historical data […]

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What Teenagers Should Really Know

This is the chapter of life that every adult has gone through but is not always mentioned. So, let me just tell you, this phase in life is all about learning. When we hear the word “learn” you think of school, right? Well, yeah, that is a start. School is definitely not always easy, but it is not impossible. You […]

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Holiday Stress

The holidays are meant to be cheerful and full of family and friends, but they still come with a great deal of stress. For a lot of people the holidays can be both fun and stressful, for others in can just be stressful or just be enjoyable. There’s a lot to think about when holidays are approaching. Around the time […]

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Recipe

Rosca (Diet-restrictive substitutions in red) Ingredients: 1 (1/4-ounce) packet active dry yeast 1/4 cup warm water 1/4 cup dried figs(substitute with pears, nectarines or fresh apricots), cut into strips, plus more for garnish (decorating item of your choice) 1/4 cup candied orange peel, cut into strips, plus more for garnish 1/4 cup candied lemon peel, cut into strips, plus more […]

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I know something that you don’t know

Check out this informational video on the holiday Kwanzaa created by Ashly Hanna with help from Genesis Vasquez! An African American holiday that is celebrated on December 26th to January 1st.   For more information on Kwanzaa check out the following links: http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/kwanzaa-history https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bEwxZuShUn4 If you would like to be involved with Skyline’s newsblog please email Ms. Kaufman at kaufman_marie@svvsd.org […]

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Boxing Day

On the day after Christmas, another celebration begins called Boxing Day. It is observed annually on December 26th in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Commonwealth countries around the world. Boxing Day is for employers to give their staff Christmas presents. These are called “boxes” (giving the name boxing day) to celebrate the season. Boxing day originated in England in the […]

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Some Things Never Change

When I was younger, shortly after my parents got divorced, my mom went to a women’s shelter here in Longmont that helps women and children who have been affected by domestic violence. After that, my mom took us to the shelter around the holidays for a few years, and they had a program there where they would help families buy […]

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DIY Holiday Gift Ideas

When the holidays roll around, sometimes it can be hard to think of the perfect gift to buy for your loved one. Sometimes, you might even buy a gift you don’t truly like because you are out of ideas and know you need to give something. However, the solution is right in front of you: make them a present yourself! […]

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