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Your Guide to the Perfect Holiday Playlist

Colby Koenig, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to whip out your Christmas playlists and get in the festive spirit. Here are a few songs that are sure to put you in a jolly mood: “Jingle Bell Rock” by Bobby Helms This Christmas classic is sure to blast through your radio when Christmas rolls around. The fast-paced energy of this song makes it a must-have on your holiday playlist. “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey From her powerful vocals to iconic lyrics, this upbeat holiday smash has become this generation’s “Jingle Bell Rock.” “Christmas Shoes” by NewSong The raw emotion expressed in this song reminds the listener of the importance of giving instead of receiving during the Christmas season. “Last Christmas” by Taylor Swift Although origina...

You Can’t Miss These Movies

Connor Sinnard, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

With the school year winding down and exams looming ahead, now is the perfect time to take a break from your busy schedule of studying and gift shopping to gather up some friends and see a good movie. Here are four movies coming out this holiday season that can't be missed. Star Wars: The Last Jedi This eighth installment to the seemingly never ending Star Wars saga is one of the most anticipated films of the year. Breakthrough stars Daisy Ridley and John Boyega will reprise their roles as the fan-favorite heroes Rey and Finn. They will be accompanied by Star Wars veteran Mark Hamill who has returned to play the iconic Luke Skywalker. The Last Jedi is set to pick up right where 2015’s The Force Awakens left off, following Rey and her path to becoming a powerful Jedi  along with the ongo...

A Unique Gifting Guide

Brooke Wood, Staff Writer

As the holiday season rolls around, the pressure to find the perfect gift is on. Strolling through the mall almost guarantees buyers to leave unsatisfied and unable to find a unique gift. This year, try to gift “outside the box” by searching at these unique places. Main Street in St. Charles Main Street St. Charles has a plethora of cute little stores to find gifts. If you’re looking for something one-of-a-kind and vintage, def...

New Additions Put Swim Team in Front

Kelly Sitz, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

The swim team had a stand out season last year thanks to a team packed with talented veterans. This year, they hope to continue a winning tradition with several new dedicated and promising additions. Last year, the St. Dominic swim team sent six swimmers to compete in state. Senior Sarah Nelson has already qualified for state only two meets into the...

How to be More Than a Christmas Eve Catholic

Kaitlyn Bross, Editor & Chief

Every household has a nativity in their window during December, making sure the entire neighborhood knows about their faith this Christmas season. Even though the coming of Christ is a huge celebration, Christmas Eve is not the only time Catholics should make their...

Spotify vs. Apple Music

Sydney Hofstetter, Staff Writer

Spotify and Apple Music have created a divide between music lovers everywhere. So, it’s time look at the pros and cons of each and determine which streaming service comes out on top. Spotify offers a free plan, which you can only use with shuffle play, a plethora...

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