- Make a snowflake card and send it to a friend/family that lives far away.
- Decorate and rearrange your bedroom with a winter theme.
- Make friendship bracelets in winter blue color and mail it to a virtual friend.
- Make a snow mural with squirt bottles, water, food coloring and a yard full of snow.
- Gather some friends and go ice skating or play ice hockey.
- Post winter greetings on your friend’s social networking pages.
- Bake a treat, make some hot chocolate, and then invite a neighbor to share with you or just knock and surprise them with a delicious warm snack that will be sure to improve your relationship!
- Knit or crochet a scarf and give it to a homeless person.
- Build a snow fort and make several snowmen outside of it as though they are guarding it. To make it even more creative and funny, put a pile of snowballs in front of each "snowguard".
- Pop some popcorn and invite family/friends over for a movie night.
By Fatima Az-Zahraa Dadou
By Dilara Kamrava
I would say that being a vegetarian has definitely impacted my life in a positive way. I have been one for about 4 years now. For me, giving up meat was easy, because I did not really eat a lot of it anyway. Once I did, I realized that I was doing a good thing for my body.
Being a vegetarian has not been easy at times, such as when our family goes to a seafood or steakhouse restaurant. It is definitely harder to find options on the menu suitable for my vegetarianism. While I liked the taste of meat, there are substitutes grown from soy that taste very similar. I don't eat any fish, either. A person who does not eat red meat but instead eats fish is called a pescatarian, like my sister. As for protein, the soy in many meat-free dishes has a decent amount as well. Even though I am a vegetarian, I happen to love dairy. Cheese has been a favorite food of mine for a while.
It was probably my mother that helped me to become a vegetarian. She had always been one for healthy foods and green smoothies and all that, and she had also become vegan not that long ago. I was looking through her cookbooks one day, and I read an article on just how many animals were slaughtered for food. I decided to do my part for the planet and go vegetarian.
For the most part, my peers don't mind me being vegetarian. Nowadays, it is becoming more and more common. I even have a few friends who share this trait. Maybe one day, you too will become vegetarian.
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