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Why the OG Grinch is the Best Grinch

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Chuck Jones’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” brings the iconic art and rhymey dialogue of Dr. Seuss to life, while adding plenty of its own flavor to the fife.

While there are many a Christmas cartoon made in the West, let me tell you why the original “Grinch” is the best. Continue reading

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Feliz Navidad



Students in Brenda Henschel’s Spanish classes went Christmas caroling today throughout the West Bend High Schools. The songs were, of course, in Spanish!

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Surprise Christmas Reunion

By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief

An early Christmas surprise was delivered today to Cheryl Johnson, a lunch aide at the West Bend High Schools. Continue reading

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Baby, It’s Chile Outside


By Hannah Bensen, Editor in Chief

One West Bend student is about to experience his very first white Christmas.

Juan Pablo Cofré, a Chilean foreign exchange student who attends East High School, is used to being warm for the holidays.

“I have never had Christmas in the snow. It is always really, really hot for Christmas [in Chile],” Cofré said. Continue reading

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The Most Repetitive Time of the Year


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Exactly what it says on the tin.

We’ve all seen them, the obligatory Christmas special that every TV show gets around this time of year. They’re often poorly thought out, rushed, and they always have the main character or the villain learning the (gag) “True spirit of Christmas.”

It’s lame, uninspired and a box to check on a script writer’s agenda list.

But you’re probably not wondering, “I’m a person that aspires to go into television writing (and a talentless hack), so I want to know how to produce Christmas specials.” So I present to you a complete template of how to make a cookie cutter Christmas special. Continue reading

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Teens Deserve Christmas Magic, Too

Local charity needs holiday donations for older children

By Courtney John, Current Staff

The magic that helps Santa’s sleigh fly on Christmas Eve is the same magic that allows families with insufficient resources to receive gifts over the Christmas holidays.

The Gingerbread House is a local organization whose goal is to provide each and every family in Washington County an equal opportunity to have a perfect Christmas. Headed by Linda White, the Gingerbread House is in its 14th year of providing Christmas miracles. It aims to provide new presents to every member of the family, including parents. Continue reading


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