How Europe Handled Winter Amid a Looming Energy Crisis At the beginning of the war in Ukraine, many western nations sanctioned Russia, banning the import of Russian natural gas. It was significant because Russian natural gas keeps European towns and businesses running. Everything from manufacturing goods to heating homes is fueled by Russian natural gas. Initially, prices spiked, but it was not anything of serious … Continue reading Europe Amid an Energy Crisis
The festive season of love and joy is spread during the month of December, but why do we celebrate it the way we do? The biggest mystery lies behind the tree, originating in Germany during the 16th century; they were the first to start the tradition of putting up trees to celebrate the holiday. According to History.com, it is also rumored that Martin Luther, a … Continue reading The Origins of Christmas Traditions
A look at the most widely celebrated winter holidays As winter arrives, it is easy for people to begin falling into Christmas traditions, myself included. But oftentimes we forget that there are so many different holidays to be celebrated. Regardless of how you say it- “celebrate”, “celebrar”, “célébrer”, there is so much to celebrate this holiday season. For some, December may be the month for … Continue reading Winter Holidays from Around the World!
When Christmas lights should really be put up During the holiday season, most homeowners enjoy decorating their homes with Christmas lights, whether it’s lights across a house or an inflatable Santa on the roof. Even simple lights on your railings out front can do the job. Regardless of the type of person you are, most of us enjoy decorating our homes during the holidays. The … Continue reading Christmas Lights
Clocks have been set back, shorts have been put away, and the winter season has dawned upon us. After homecoming last month, there was a surge in the amount of students at Oakland Mills getting sick. A lot of our peers came down with bad colds and were out of school for a few days. This led me to wonder if it was just the … Continue reading The Winter Bug