Mystic Magic: Almost End of the Semester

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Grace Cavanaugh ~ Copy Editor

     It is almost the end of the semester! We have a grand total of two weeks left before finals. That is two more Mondays, six more MWF classes, four more T/R classes… Less than 20 days until finals are over and winter break begins.

     However, that week of finals does stand in the way between us students and the bliss of no classes for a month. It can feel like a slog over the next few weeks, some more than others, but I believe in all of us. We have been working for so long this semester to get to this point.

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Mystic Magic: The Key to Organization

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Grace Cavanaugh ~ Copy Editor

     It is the last few days before break. If you are anything like me, you are also counting down the seconds before you can go home on break. In the meantime, though, there are projects and essays being assigned. 

     Break is close enough to touch, but do not fall behind while you wait for it to arrive. It is easy to push aside due dates when you have a week of rest imminent.

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Mystic Magic: Five Gift Ideas

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Grace Cavanaugh ~ Copy Editor

     November is officially here! The Walgreens I work at is already stuffed with Christmas items, and I have yet to do my present-shopping. Now is a good time to think about gifts, because before you know it, it will be that gift-giving season!

     As a college student, though, you may not be able to buy presents for everyone. A solution that I use every year is creating something for my friends that are personal to them. While listening to your favorite holiday tunes, here are some ideas for excellent holiday presents.

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Mystic Magic: Happy Holidays?

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Grace Cavanaugh ~ Copy Editor 

     There has been a little debate that has arisen within my friend group. This debate is something I am sure a lot of readers can understand, and hopefully more than a few will take my side.

      Now that Halloween is over, is it Christmas? When is it an appropriate time to break out the favorite holiday tunes? Is it too early to put a blow-up snowman in the yard and erect a tree in the living room?

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Mystic Magic: Counting the Days

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Grace Cavanaugh ~ Copy Editor

     This past weekend, despite being the first weekend around my favorite holiday, was a train wreck. While I should have been having a good time, dressing up with my friends and hanging out, instead I was stressing about everything I had to do.

      The stretch between fall break and Thanksgiving break seems to crawl on. The days pass slower, everything is colder and darker, and most students are hitting their mid-semester slump. This weekend, I hit mine particularly hard.

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Mystic Magic: 6 Things to do for Samhain

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Grace Cavanaugh ~ Copy Editor

     There is only one more week before Halloween! Samhain is the original Celtic festival that was turned into Halloween, starting with Pope Gregory III, who created All Saints Day, according to history.com. The article continued that Samhain became Halloween because it was the eve before All Saints Day, or All Hallows Eve, and then morphed into Halloween. 

     What all of this means is that Samhain = Halloween, but now less pagan. However, there still exist rituals for people who would like to celebrate Samhain, and chow down on some discounted chocolate.

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