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What CVMS Christmas Opinions And Who You Have To Thank

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What CVMS Christmas Opinions And Who You Have To Thank

Silas Ou, Reporter

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By the time you read this article it will probably be either Christmas break or past it, either way, this article is about how students and teachers are going to observe Christmas break. As well as some things about Christmas break you haven’t thought about. Another thing about this article is that I will be referring to Winter Break as Christmas break instead.

Valeria Tijerina (6)

Q: What are you doing for Christmas Break?

A: I’m going to stay home and relax for a while, then I’m going to go to San Antonio with my parents. After all that I’m going to have a Christmas dinner with some friends and family. Then on New Years, I’m going to eat a New Years dinner.

Jonathan Chin (6)

Q: What are you doing for Christmas Break?

A: I’m not really going to go anywhere, maybe go to Houston. I’m going to be doing a lot of fun stuff and my grandma is coming.

 

 

For a long time, people have argued whether it’s Christmas or winter break. People have also argued whether its Christmas, Xmas or Happy Holidays.

Bottom Line: Let’s see some opinions.

 

Ricky Jules (6)

Q: Is it Winter Break or Christmas Break?

A: Winter Break

Q: Pick one of the following: Happy Holidays, Merry Xmas, or Merry Christmas.

A: Happy Holidays

 

Dylan Garza (6)

Q: Is it Winter Break or Christmas Break?

A: Winter Break

Q: Pick one of the following: Happy Holidays, Merry Xmas, or Merry Christmas.

A: Happy Holidays

 

Austin Skiersky (6)

Q: Is it Winter Break or Christmas Break?

A: Christmas Break

Q: Pick one of the following: Happy Holidays, Merry Xmas, or Merry Christmas.

A: Merry Christmas

Most of us know that teachers have different work days than students, so what about Christmas break. Let’s look into an example of a teacher’s holiday plans and schedule.

 

Mr. Waghorne (History Teacher)

Q: Compared to students how many fewer days of Christmas Break do teachers get?

A: Two

Q: What are you going to do over Christmas break?

A: Visit my family on the East Coast, Mother, Brother Sister etc.

Q: Do you have to grade any papers over the break?

A: Nope

 

Who You Have To Thank For Christmas Break

So who do you have to thank that you get school off during Christmas Break? To start Christmas itself was started as a pagan holiday. Then Christians started celebrating it as a day to remember the birth of Jesus. In England, a common celebration was that a beggar would go to any house and demand their best food and drink. The house (usually a rich one) was by law required to do so. This was so that the rich could pay their real or imagined debt to society. Then there was this time in 1645 when Oliver Cromwell and his extremist Puritans outlawed Christmas. Then they legalized it again. Then the English brought it to the colonies, but the revolutionary patriots in America didn’t like it. Not until 1870 did Christmas become a Federal Holiday. And that’s who you have to thank for why Christmas and Christmas Break are a thing in America. Ulysses S. Grant, who was also a drunkard and Civil War General. 

However, if you are a College student reading (first of all why are you here) this then you have to thank Jimmy Carter for being president. So while Jimmy Carter was President, there was an economic depression, and colleges were sorta poor. They wanted to reduce the number of school days and thus reduce expenses in order to stay alive. It worked and another benefit was that some people would enroll in the middle of this Winter Break, thus sometimes making money for the university. Also a final note, the only reason everyone I interviewed was a 6th-grade male was that nobody else was in the hallways. (Basically, this article is not discriminant) Finally, Merry Christmas everyone!

 

 

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Silas Ou, Reporter

Silas goes by many identities, some say his name is Silair, others say his name is Robert or Scratch. But somehow he has convinced half of his teachers,...

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