NYE Traditions

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It’s always interesting to learn about the various ways people ring in the new year around the globe. Beginning a new calendar year symbolizes a fresh start for many and thus brings about superstitious traditions to encourage a good upcoming year. Here are a few endearing New Year’s Eve traditions I’ve happened upon: In the […]

Nutty as a Fruitcake!

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: completely crazy! A fruitcake is a common dessert often eaten around the holiday season. It is basically a bread containing fruits and nuts. In the case of this idiom, when someone is referred to as being as nutty as a fruitcake, it implies he/she is totally insane! EX: Peter bought an 18 foot tall […]

Let’s get crafty!

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Hey Students! If you are looking for something fun to do this afternoon, check out the Holiday Indie Mart! This event is a craft fair with many local vendors. It is a great opportunity to see some of this city’s most creative artisans. Plus it is free to enter! Today! December 9 at The Independent […]

Teacher Feature: Marc

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Name and Place of Origin: Marc; too complicated What do you enjoy about teaching ESL? Educating students. Have you ever taught ESL in a foreign country?  Yes, in America.  Rough going. How long have you lived in the Bay Area? On and off for a dozen years. What do you like to do for fun? […]