holiday supplement

Having lots of free time, little or no concern for school, and no one to answer to is the recipe for a potentially delightful holiday season. Here are just a few suggestions of activities that can be enjoyed in spite of your lonely circumstances.

The holidays are a financial struggle for most students since they’re often a break from part-time jobs at school. There are also the added costs of gift shopping, dinners out with old friends, and obligatory family outings.

Here are some ways to earn a little cash to ease the burden during the holiday break.

CLASSES ARE OVER and as exams start, you have one last chance to bring your grades up to where you want them to be or to at least maintain the average you’ve worked so hard for all semester. The Fulcrum’s got you covered with a guide on how to tackle any type of test thrown your way.

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.

The Fulcrum’s got you covered with a gift guide full of budget-friendly, unique gifts that will actually be appreciated by everyone on your list.