Issue VI Volume IV
High School Knowledge Bowl
November High School Knowledge Bowl Team from left to right: Aidan McComas (Junior); Kenzie Smith (Freshman); Neo Anderson (Junior); Jackson Dalton (Freshman)
October High School Varsity Knowledge Bowl Team from left to right: Neo Anderson (Junior); Aidan McComas (Junior); Gabby Jenner (Senior)
Congratulations to Girls Varsity Basketball
Our Lady Tigers kicked off their basketball season with a bang. They beat Monte Vista 79-33. Congratulations, ladies!!!
*Basketball photos credit Debbie Parra
Student Art Submissions
Freshman Novel Study Projects for Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Top 10 2019 Christmas Songs
1. All I Want for Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
2. It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas - Michael Bublé
3. Christmas Lights - Coldplay
4. Last Christmas - Wham!
5. Do You Hear What I Hear? - Bing Crosby
6. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Sam Smith
7. I'll Be Home - Meghan Trainor
8. Driving Home for Christmas - Jove Allegria
9. Winter Wonderland / Don't Worry Be Happy - Pentatonix, Tori Kelly
10. One More Sleep - Leona Lewis
By: Azzy Garcia
... Jungle Bells
Why didn't the turkey want to eat on Christmas?
... Because it was already stuffed
What does the snowman eat for a snack?
... A snowcone
What kind of egg can you drink?
When you go out in a blizzard and you see a vampire, what do you get?
Who is the most impolite and disrespectful of all the reindeer?
Where do Santa and Mrs. Clause enjoy going for a swim?
... In the North pool
By: Leah Martinez
What nationality is Santa Clause?
Why did Santa’s helper feel sad?
He had low elf-esteem.
What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck?
How do sheep say Merry Christmas in Mexico?
What is red, white, and blue during Christmas?
The sad candy cane!
Why are mummies such big fans of Christmas?
Because they enjoy wrapping!
What is one of the best Christmas presents you can receive?
A drum! Why? Because you can’t beat it!
Why are Christmas trees so bad at knitting?
Because they always drop their needles!
What do snowmen do on the weekends?
They just chill.
What is green, white, and red all over?
A sunburnt elf.
What is a snowman’s favorite breakfast food?
Why did the banana go to the doctor?
Because it wasn’t peeling well!
By: Allison Noller
Top Five Family Gifts
Gifts for your sister
Giant knit blanket
Family recipe cookbook
Gifts for your brother
A funny shirt
Gifts for Mom
Canvas prints of family pictures
Personalized necklace of family names
Gift for Dad
Tickets for a sports game
By: Elena Gentry
For a Laugh
It's no secret Disney + has stormed the news. Ever since I was a little girl, I remember watching Disney. I had favorites, and literally every one of them was my favorite. Disney + is only $6.99 a month if you are interested in getting it, go ahead and refresh your memory with childhood movies! We highly recommend it!
1. Allison: Alice In Wonderland
2. Jackson: The Mandalorian
3. Leah: The Little Mermaid
4. Azzy: Beauty and The Beast
5. Mrs. Lindsay: 101 Dalmatians
Peppermint Cheesecake Brownies
- Combine eggs, sugar, butter, and vanilla
- In another bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt
- Combine the egg mixture and flour mixture, then stir in the peppermint chips
- Pour peppermint brownie batter into baking dish and spread into an even layer
- Bake for 20 minutes at 350F
- Use a stand up mixer to beat he cream cheese until smooth
- Add in sure cream, lemon juice, peppermint extract, and sugar, and beat until combined
- While mixer is still on, add eggs in one at time
- Then stir in peppermint baking chips (or crushed candy canes)
- Once brownies have baked for 20 minutes, spread the cheesecake mixture on top of the brownie layer, and top with a layer of peppermint baking chips
- Return peppermint brownies to the oven and bake another 30-35 minutes
- Let them cool completely after cooking, and then place them in the refrigerator to chill for about 2 hours before serving
Christmas Sugar Cookies
FOR THE COOKIE DOUGH
3 c. all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 c. granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tbsp. milk
FOR THE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened
5 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. heavy cream
1/2 tsp. pure almond extract
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside.
In another large bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy and pale in color. Add egg, milk, and vanilla and beat until combined, then add flour mixture gradually until totally combined.
Shape into a disk and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 1 hour.
When ready to roll, preheat oven to 350º and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Lightly flour a clean work surface and roll out dough until 1/8” thick. Cut out shapes and transfer to prepared baking sheets. Freeze 10 minutes (so your shapes hold while baking!).
Meanwhile, make frosting: In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat butter until smooth, then add powdered sugar and beat until no lumps remain. Add cream, almond extract, and salt and beat until combined.
Bake cookies until edges are lightly golden, 8 to 10 minutes.
Let cool, then frost and decorate as desired.