Holiday

We’ve all exclaimed aloud on January 1st that this is the year we’ll start going to the gym, only to realize come February that our brand new Lululemon gear is crumpled in the corner of our bedroom floor, the tags still on.

The latest trend is for parents to sit their infants down while they’re too young to understand anything and film themselves explaining, “No, Santa’s not real, but we’re all going to pretend he is for the next nine years. We just don’t want to lie to you.” When kids’ Christmas bubbles are burst a few years down the line, the parents whip out the recording to prove they never betrayed their offspring’s trust. Legit, or a little cray?

Whether you’ll be celebrating the holidays long-distance with your honey, or spending the festive season holding hands in front of the fireplace, there are compromises to be made. The mistletoe always looks greener on the other side of the room, but there are perks and pits to both situations. Here, two students share their perspectives on making their differently-distanced relationships work during December.

WHEN YOU NEED a delicious recipe and want it to taste like home, there’s only one person who can help. Mom. Here, news editor Andrew Ikeman’s mom shares her recipe for delicious and festive potato pancakes.

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