Winter Flowers

Winter Flowers Kara Hyden With winter quickly approaching the South Plains, it may be hard to imagine yards with beautiful flowers and vegetation brightening up the brown that was once the green grass of summer. But did you know you can have bright and colorful flowers right now? King Nursery, located at 7204 Upland Avenue, […]

Indoor Gardening

Indoor Gardening Kara Hyden Do you have a green thumb and want to try indoor gardening? Or do you just want to experiment with it to save some money? Regardless of your reason, having an indoor garden adds beauty to your home, boosts your mood, and improves air quality. But you may be asking yourself, […]

Santa Traditions Around the World

Santa Traditions Around the World Kaiya Freelon With Christmas being a holiday that is celebrated in almost every country, the tradition of waking up on December 25th to exchange and open gifts is something well known. The lead up to the holiday and the traditions that come with it are where the differences can be […]

Christmas Recipes

Christmas Recipes Coco Dietz Classic Sugar Cookies: 1 Cup Butter 1 Cup Sugar 2 Eggs 1 Teaspoon Milk ½ Teaspoon Vanilla ½ Teaspoon Salt 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder  ½ Cup Sour Cream  1 Teaspoon Baking Soda Flour  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Mix in order and add enough flour to roll out the dough. […]

History of Boxing Day: What’s it all about?

History of Boxing Day: What’s it all about? Kaiya Freelon For many, Boxing Day is just another event we see on the calendar. Although it’s not a major holiday celebrated in America, it’s one that’s been celebrated around the world for quite some time. So how did it all start? Well Boxing Day, also known […]

History of Boxing Day

It’s Almost Time to Celebrate Boxing Day. Kara Hyden What? There’s a day that celebrates people that box for sport? No. The day after Christmas, December 26, several countries around the world, including Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom celebrate Boxing Day. In some European countries such as Hungary, Germany, Poland, […]

Local Christmas Fun

Local Christmas Fun Kara Hyden The Christmas season is quickly approaching, and families will be looking for fun things to do; places to see lights, Santa, and family-friendly events. We’ve curated a list of exciting and unique opportunities for all things Christmas in the Lubbock area. Carol of Lights at Texas Tech University Saturday, December […]

Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin Spice Michelle Davies The pumpkin spice trend originated from a combination of cultural, culinary, and marketing factors. It has become a symbol of fall and is associated with warm, comforting flavors. Here’s an overview of the story behind the pumpkin spice trend: Historical and Cultural Influences: Pumpkins have been a part of North American […]

Unusual Christmas Traditions

Unusual Christmas Traditions Owen Marshall Christmas traditions can vary widely around the world, and some are quite unusual or unique. Here are a few examples of unusual Christmas traditions from different countries and cultures: Krampus: In Alpine regions such as Austria and Bavaria, Krampus is a folklore figure who is the counterpart to Saint Nicholas. […]


Thanksgiving Harper Johnson Thanksgiving is a time for families and friends to come together, express gratitude, and enjoy a festive meal. Here are some common Thanksgiving traditions that people often partake in: Feast: The centerpiece of Thanksgiving is a large, hearty meal that typically includes a roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, vegetables, […]