Parent Messages to the Class of 2021
  • Congratulations Luke and Madison! We are so proud of you!!! We love you, mom, dad and Christian xo
  • Congrats Dan! You will love Oswego on beautiful Lake Ontario. We are so proud of you. Love Mom, Dad, Kris and Sammy
  • Angelina. Proud and grateful for you. All you accomplished so far is just the beginning. Aim high and shoot for the stars. We love you. Pop Pop, Uncle George, Carie, Chris, Jason, Michael, Robert
  • Congratulations Brendan and best of luck at RPI. We're so proud of you! Love Mom, Dad and Aidan
  • Congratulations Vil! You did it!!! We are all so proud of you! Best of luck on all of your future endeavors. We love you!!!
  • Way to go, Coosh! Your strength, resilience, and perseverance were on full display this year. We are so proud of you, Andrew. Get ‘em! Love Mom, Dad, and Matthew
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2020's Biggest Holiday Trends

2020’s Biggest Holiday Trends

Grace Sigismondi, Staff Writer December 24, 2020

The holidays are a time of family, presents, and celebrations. With the mania of the holiday season, it’s easy to disengage from the best trends everyone around you is doing. Between figuring out gifts...

It's not Christmas season without a Hallmark movie binge session.

Christmas = Hallmark Season

Maren Womble, Editor in Chief December 23, 2020

Hallmark movies are the epitome of Christmas; try to change my mind. For millions of people, these “cheesy” and “predictable” movies put them right into the Christmas spirit. For my family, mainly...

These Dunkin’ drinks are sure to make your holidays merrier.

The Holidays Run on Dunkin’

Grace Sigismondi, Staff Writer December 22, 2020

There are so many ways to get into the holiday spirit: cooking your favorite Hanukkah dish with family, decorating your Christmas tree, or shopping for gifts. But, personally, nothing compares to enjoying...

A cup of hot chocolate is one of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit.

25 Ways to Get into the Holiday Spirit

Emily Galiano, Staff Writer December 21, 2020

Wearing masks to pick out Christmas trees, online shopping for gifts, and buying tickets to go with your limited group of four to see the tree in Rockefeller Center is not my idea of an enjoyable December....

The holidays are different this year, but they can still be enjoyable.

How to Safely Celebrate the 2020 Holidays

Alicia Hamm, Staff Writer December 17, 2020

Let’s face it: This holiday season is going to be pretty different from years past.  December is usually filled with the anticipation of big gatherings, exciting gift exchanges, and lots of food. ...

Despite criticism on Twitter, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is trying its best this year.

The “Ugly” Rockefeller Christmas Tree

Charlie Dippolito, Staff Writer December 15, 2020

During the holiday season, New York City is an iconic destination for people worldwide, and for a good reason: the beautiful window displays, Christmas decorations in the streets, and the red and green...

A definitive ranking of the top ten sitcom Christmas episodes to keep your watchlist full this season.

Top 10 Sitcom Christmas Episodes

Siena Griffin, Managing Editor December 10, 2020

This Christmas, there isn’t much else to do besides switch back and forth between TV channels and various streaming services, hoping to stumble upon an iconic Christmas movie like Elf, Home Alone, or...

8 Things to Know About the 8 Nights of Hanukkah

8 Things to Know About the 8 Nights of Hanukkah

Brooke Ackerman and Jonah Kim December 9, 2020

After watching my friends celebrate Christmas for so many years, I wanted them to be able to get into the Hanukkah spirit as well. I’ll never get tired of driving past homes with their Christmas trees...

Easy Christmas DIYs

Easy Christmas DIYs

Sophie Atalla, Staff Writer December 4, 2020

With the holidays coming up, and the end of COVID-19 not, there’s no doubt everyone will have a lot of time on their hands. But don’t worry—you can still get in the Christmas spirit! Making holiday...

101 gift ideas for you or someone else this Christmas or Hanukkah!

A Teenager’s Guide to Gifts

Olivia Klein, Public Relations Editor December 3, 2020

The holiday season is upon us! Giving and receiving gifts can be just the pick-me-up we all need in a time like this, but with the pandemic making in-person shopping inaccessible, many of us are resorting...

The Lance Playlist: Winter 2020

The Lance Playlist: Winter 2020

Siena Griffin, Managing Editor December 1, 2020

They say there’s no place like home for the holidays. Whether you agree with that statement or not, it looks like this year we don’t have much of a choice. Lucky for you, The Lance has you covered...

Having dinner outside is a great way to stay safe and still spend time with family.

Maintaining Gratitude During a COVID Thanksgiving

Emily Galiano, Staff Writer November 25, 2020

The holidays are usually times that we primarily spend around family. To most of us, Thanksgiving allows us to gather around a dinner table and hear hilarious stories from that one uncle we haven’t seen...

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