First Christmas away from home

Before I came to the United States, I used to dream about experiencing a Christmas like the ones I’d seen in the movies: buying and decorating real Christmas trees, drinking hot chocolate in front of a fireplace and watching the snow falling outside.  However, now that I am about to spend my first Christmas away…

Non-Catholic students embrace Christmas on campus

With snow-covered trees and advertisements for holiday festivities, Seton Hill University (SHU) students are preparing for the Christmas season. As a private Catholic liberal arts university, it comes as no surprise that SHU’s Christmas spirit flows freely through the campus. Lowe dining hall features seasonal greenery and dorm rooms don wreaths and Christmas lights. For…

Alumni Weekend captures the Seton Hill Experience

A large group of former Seton Hill (SHU) students gathered at their alma mater for a weekend full of fun and reminiscing from Friday to Sunday. With classes as early as the Class of 1941 represented, Alumni Weekend provided a chance not just for students to catch up with each other, but also allowed SHU…

Winter holidays filled with flavor

Nothing signifies the Christmas season like a steaming gingerbread spice latte, a holiday assortment of cookies and endless mouthwatering chocolates. My family of seven consumes an astounding amount of food throughout the course of the holiday months. With Christmas parties, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, a lot of eating…

May I have a dog for Christmas

I had always wanted a dog. I constantly begged my parents for a dog. Instead I was given four hermit crabs and a Japanese fighting fish named Mike Wazowski. I still kept begging my parents but each time they told me no and that was the end of the discussion. I wasn’t giving up. In…

Children receive Christmas pjs

In my hometown we have a tradition of opening one gift on Christmas Eve. For my family and most of the other families the gift is always new Christmas pajamas. For as long as I can remember I looked forward to opening my gift because I would wonder all day what the pajamas would look…

Keeping Christ in Christmas

There are a lot of memories and traditions that have always been a part of my Christmases. Some things have changed over the years, but one thing has always remained a part of my families celebrations: church on Christmas Eve.  Since I can remember, my Christmas Eve Service has always been my favorite of the…