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Understanding History through Halloween Costumes

Understanding History through Halloween Costumes
November 5, 2020

Did you know that you can tell a lot about a time period from the most popular Halloween costumes of the era? Costumes can illustrate the political climate, entertainment, and socially acceptable ideas....

Learning About Día de Los Muertos

Learning About Día de Los Muertos
Día de Los Muertos is a two-day Mexican holiday celebrating life and death
November 5, 2020

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that celebrates past lives and ancestors. The holiday dates back 2,000 years and originates from Aztec and other South American cultures. Similar...

When Did Halloween Clowns Get So Scary?

When Did Halloween Clowns Get So Scary?
Do you have coulrophobia? When did clowns get so scary?
November 5, 2020

A phobia is a fear or anxiety that inhibits a person’s life. Coulrophobia is an extreme or irrational phobia of clowns.  As you might already know, clowns have become one of the most common fears ever....

MCA’s St. Joseph’s Altar is Sicilian Success

MCA's St. Joseph's Altar is Sicilian Success
April 1, 2019

The St. Joseph’s Altar has long been an important tradition for Catholics in New Orleans. This tradition originated during the 1800’s because of Sicilian immigrants who suffered from a great famine,...

Behind the Lucky Irish: St. Patrick’s Day

Behind the Lucky Irish: St. Patrick's Day
April 1, 2019

Most people don’t know anything about St. Patrick’s Day except to wear green so you don’t get pinched. But there's more to it than that! The History Network explains that St. Patrick’s Day is...

Review: Battle of the King Cakes!

Review: Battle of the King Cakes!
February 28, 2019

As Mardi Gras season is approaching, stuffing our faces with king cake is too. There are so many king cakes to choose from how is someone supposed to find the king cake that satisfies his or her needs....

Shouldn’t Every Day Be Valentine’s Day?

Shouldn't Every Day Be Valentine's Day?
February 28, 2019

Valentine’s Day is a special day of the year. Millions of cards, flowers, and chocolates are exchanged to show love towards another person. But why does our culture pick one day out of the whole year...

Turkey and Pie, Oh My! Tips on Thanksgiving

Turkey and Pie, Oh My! Tips on Thanksgiving
November 15, 2018

November can often feel like a painfully slow month. You just finished Halloween, or as some people like to call it “October.” And you just can’t wait for Christmas. But hold up, you have to wait...

Five Quick & Cute Halloween Costume Ideas

Five Quick & Cute Halloween Costume Ideas
October 15, 2018

Halloween can be stressful, especially trying to figure out what to dress up as without spending too much money! Here are five cheap, easy, and cute Halloween costume ideas! Cat Lady All you need...

Halloween Baking: Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

Halloween Baking: Peanut Butter Spider Cookies
October 15, 2018

Halloween is only a few weeks away! To prep for the spookiest holiday of the year, I tried out a Halloween recipe. It’s a super fun recipe: Peanut Butter Spider Cookies that I got off of www.allrecipes.com....

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