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The Nutcracker: A Christmas Story for All Generations

The Nutcracker: A Christmas Story for All Generations

Amber Gorbel, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 18, 2018

The lights dim, the curtain rises, the audience goes silent. It is that time of the year where music and dance come together and create something beautiful. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is a Christmas’ favorite fantasy since 1892 when it was first performed. Since then, the ballet is held in t...

The True Meaning of Christmas

The Grinch holds up one of his stolen ornaments.

Emily Richie, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 13, 2018

As the Grinch looks down on the Whos from Mt. Crumpit, he glares as he hates the Christmas Spirit. When the audience watches any of the three Grinch movies, the Christmas spirit gets spread to them making everyone’s Christmas just a little bit brighter. On November 9, 2018, The Grinch made a return in m...

Flashback Christmas

The gifts are wrapped and ready to be given to our loved ones.

Jordyn Balduf, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 13, 2018

Christmas is a time for spreading kindness to loved ones and getting involved in the festive fun. As a young child, many of us have different holiday experiences. Some call to mind building snowmen until the sun would start to dim. A child’s imagination brings the snowman to life and it becomes a friend...

The Race to Write

On days when the words just wouldn't flow, sometimes I would pull out the vintage typewriter I got for Christmas last year

Anna Podborny, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 13, 2018

Writing 50,000 words in 30 days seems like an unachievable task. Who would ever want to challenge themselves to write a whole novel, let alone add on a time restraint? Well, in 2017, over 400,000 people around the world tried to complete their own novels, and the number grows each year. National Novel...

All I Want For Christmas Is…My Favorite Song

The modern acapella hit “Mary, Did You Know?” by Pentatonix. 
From Flickr Images

Ava Palminteri, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 13, 2018

The Christmas season is in the air and with it comes to holiday music. The joyful melodies, happy beats, and festive lyrics fill every room, car, and store during this special time. While all songs for this holiday are well-made, some stand out above the rest. There are fan favorites among many, b...

Five Miles A Day: An Inside Look At Ryan Jones’s Cross Country Career

Ryan Jones (11) pushes hard as he reaches the finish line in his cross-country meet

Kelly Cronin, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 13, 2018

The definition of an athlete is not only what they can do to excel in their sport, but also their leadership on and off the track. Ryan Jones (11) takes the definition of athlete to another level. Jones’ sport of choice is cross country, his natural aptitude to the sport has led to many victories...

Twinkling Trees

The Historic Woodstock Square swarming with visitors as the ceremony of the Lighting has just begun.

Carly Hoover, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 13, 2018

The annual Lighting of the Square is an iconic tradition for the city of Woodstock. Every year on Friday after Thanksgiving, families and friends join together in the historic square to watch the festive holiday lights turned on to commemorate the beginning of the Christmas season.  The Lighting...

The Comeback: Creed 2

Joey Fitzgerald, Crown Writer

December 13, 2018

Are you looking for a good movie? Well, I’ve got a good one for you. Creed 2 came into theaters November 21, 2018 and hit the ground running. The sports/drama film is a sequel after the first Creed movie which brings up some information from the past of old Rocky movies. The story starts back in...

Coloring Inside The Lines: A Passion For Art

Widhalm stands next to her complex dry pastel work displayed in the commons at Marian.

Ryan Borchardt, Crown Writer & Photographer

December 13, 2018

Many people find themselves doing something they love and enjoy to do at a young age and that thing sticks with them. Some have a passion for music, others for sports, and some for art.  As the year has gone on, the passion for creation and art has stemmed with freshman Julia Widhalm. She was thoughtf...

From 1898 to Eternity: the Long Legacy of Christmas Classics

Lauded as a staple in holiday classics,  A Charlie Brown Christmas is one of the most well known animated TV specials of all time.

Conor Drafz, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 13, 2018

Christmas season has begun and holiday spirit is in the air. Part of the holiday cheer is the wide selection of Christmas movies that range from new films on the Hallmark Channel, to stop motion specials of the 60s and 70s, like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) and A Year Without a Santa Claus (1974), to...

A Traditional Christmas

Stockings bring all the Christmas cheer inside your home. 
From Flickr Images

Molly Fitzgerald, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 13, 2018

It’s Christmas time and every family has a different way a celebrating the Christmas season. Most families have something special that they do every year. Family traditions can range from the way you put up your lights outside your house to the types of Christmas cookies that you make. Everyone...

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