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Christmas movies to watch this season

Christmas movies to watch this season

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer

November 24, 2019

The holiday season is almost here, bringing with it the tide of holiday films that go back decades. With so many films to watch, it raises the questions of which movies should be on your list this holiday season?

An Artistic Holiday: Christmas on the Circle

An Artistic Holiday: Christmas on the Circle

Sterling Neill

November 17, 2018

This year on Nov. 9 and Nov. 10 the Fine Arts Society of Middle Georgia, the nonprofit organization supporting over 110 artists across Middle Georgia, sponsored the 2nd Annual Artists Market. “Christmas on the Circle” was held at the FAS Gallery at 149 S. Commercial Circle in Warner Robins. T...

Phillip Leonard comes Inside the Den

Men's Basketball team preparing for the 2015-2016 season.

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule

December 5, 2015

This week on the Christmas edition of Inside the Den the hosts discuss the holidays and Christmas music. They are joined by point guard for the Mercer Bears, Phillip Leonard. He discuss the early season success as well as his fear of failure. The second guest on tap is managing editor for the Cluster,...

The “red cup” debate

A Starbucks simple red cup design has stirred controversy this holiday season as some see it as an affront on religious traditions.

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer

December 3, 2015

Optimists see the cup as being half full.  Pessimists insist that it’s half empty.  Give the cup to an idiot, however, and they will be sure to discuss the religious implications of its decorations or lack thereof.  Yes I’m talking about Starbucks.  And when it comes to this topic, I wish we ...

Thanksgiving: Exiled from the holiday season

Christmas gingerbread house set on shelf directly by Halloween candy.

Gabriel Garcia, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2015

When I was about four years old, I learned that Christmas was actually a two month holiday which started on the first day of November — or at least that is what all of the stores and malls that I visited made me believe. It seems as if the jack-o-lanterns and ghosts on candy bags turn into Chr...

Modern Christmas practices go against Christian teachings

Ross Tripi

December 7, 2011

As a Christian, I find the celebration of Christmas abhorrent.  When considering the holiday’s pagan roots and practices it can hardly be considered Christian. The modern celebration of the holiday encourages greed and a sense of entitlement to material goods, both of which are antithetical to Christian...

Christmas focus should be family

Brittany Dant

December 7, 2011

The holiday season is now upon us. Meaning, as if life was not stressful enough already, you have presents to buy, food to consume, traffic to contend with and potential News Year’s resolutions to make. While winter is not exactly my favorite time of year, I like being warm rather than freezing certain...

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