Posts Tagged ‘hanukkah’

The Eye | Dec. 2 10:26 am EST
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Prepare thyself: The holidays are coming

With a week until the start of Hanukkah and about three weeks until Christmas, the holiday season is finally upon us. With finals looming though, it doesn’t feel much like the holidays at all, save those three peppermint mochas you drank to get through Moby Dick–or was that just me? To get y’all more into the holiday spirit, I’ve hand-picked the best videos to revisit around this time of year.

Schweddy Balls: We begin with a perennial favorite from the masterminds at Saturday Night Love. With Molly Shannon, Alec Baldwin, and never-not-funny wordplay, this is sure to bring holiday cheer to your Butler sesh. The best way to watch this is to start the video and switch tabs, like you’re actually listening to an NPR show.

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Spectrum | Dec. 20 4:36 pm EST
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Spectrum wants to wish you a happy Hanukkah

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From us at Spectrum to you at home (Or school. Or Butler. Probably Butler.) we want to wish you a happy Hanukkah, which starts tonight at nightfall.

So make yourself some latkes (even though it takes approximately a billion hours to do so), pile on some applesauce, and celebrate the only way you know how after a week of studying: Procrastinating.

Here’s something to get you started:


Opinion | Dec. 6 10:12 pm EST

The many meanings of holiday cheer

For this week’s poll to poll, we want to know your philosophy on decorating for the holidays.


The Eye | Dec. 2 1:57 pm EST
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Eye Q: What gift do you want this holiday season?

With December upon us, ’tis the season for gift giving! The Eye asked students, what do you want most this Hanukkah/Christmas/Festivus?

What gift do you want this holiday season? from Columbia Daily Spectator on Vimeo.

Filmed by Dino Grandoni and Nilkanth Patel; edited by Justine Hope.


Spectrum | Dec. 2 11:06 am EST
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Today’s paper: all of the lights

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Last night was the first night of Hanukkah, for those of you already buried in Butler and out of touch with the outside world, and tonight is the tree lighting—both occasions (inadvertently) working toward a better-lit night and further throwing off our already-challenged circadian rhythms. With only a week-and-a-half left of classes, sleep seems futile anyways.

So instead of attempting that 20-minute catnap that will only make you feel more tired, read today’s paper: