From orange and black to red and green...with no in-between?

Trisha Maxey


The aisles are decked with red and green. The bells of the Salvation Army ring out into the parking lot. Santa waves from his post next to the tinsel reindeer in the neighbor’s yard. The holiday season is clearly upon us.

But did we somehow skip from Halloween straight to Christmas? What about the holidays in between?

Newest way to appreciate TV: Binge watching

Marlana Dolan


Before 1999, after a long day’s work families would scurry to the living room, snuggle up on the couch and watch their favorite movie or TV show. Although it appears not much has changed, the invention of TiVo was just the start of a new and improved way to watch television. Once the word got out that movies and TV shows could be recorded with a push of a button, a revolution began. People started recording all kinds of shows like “The Wire,” “Six Feet Under,” “The West Wing” and “The Sopranos.” 

The added bonus of forwarding through commercials started an epidemic, with everyone wanting content on demand. Although this seemed to be enough to make everyone very happy, Netflix then raised the bar. In 2007, with Netflix already having more than four million members, it introduced streaming. Now Netflix has roughly 50 million members globally. There’s a whole new generation who now binge-watch movies and TV shows and call it Netflixing. It is a trend that has taken over, and it is here to stay. 

Nepali students celebrate, explain Festival of Lights

Joanna Frye

Religion Editor

November is a month that most Americans associate with turkey and Thanksgiving. But for many Nepali students on The W’s campus, it is a month more associated with the stars.

The W has a large community of Nepali students, most of whom are Hindu. During the month of November, Hindus celebrate a five-day festival called Tihar, or Festival of Lights. It was celebrated from Nov. 9-13 of this year. The time when the festival is celebrated each year depends on the positioning of stars.