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History of Mothers Day

History of Mother’s Day

Elena Keller
May 8, 2020

The history behind Mother’s Day is actually surprisingly dark, with one woman’s fight over the sanctity of the holiday she founded leading to her own desolation. But the more ancient history behind...

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History of Ramadan

History of Ramadan

Elena Keller
May 1, 2020

In this series we’ve looked into the history of Christmas, Easter, Earth Day, Black History Month and more. Now we’re going to be investigating the origin and history of Ramadan, one of Islam’s most...

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History of Earth Day

History of Earth Day

Elena Keller
April 22, 2020

Earth Day is usually celebrated in schools with projects like planting trees or drawing PSA posters. But Earth Day isn’t just a day of celebration, it’s a time to remind the world's population of the...

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Origins of Easter Traditions

Origins of Easter Traditions

Elena Keller
April 11, 2020

When people think of Easter they often think of the eggs, bunnies, and baskets of candy that are synonymous with the holiday. But how did these traditions come to be? According to Encyclopaedia Britannica,...

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The importance of social distancing

The importance of social distancing

Elena Keller
April 11, 2020

“If I get corona, I get corona. At the end of the day, I’m not gonna let it stop me from partying.” This comment from a young spring breaker in Florida spread across the Internet, with many people...

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Ranking Every Live-Action Disney Adaptation

Ranking Every Live-Action Disney Adaptation

Elena Keller
March 27, 2020

Everyone knows and loves Disney movies, whether it's their older movies, like Beauty and the Beast, or their 3D animated movies, like Frozen or Tangled, there’s something for everyone. Lately, Disney...

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Origin of Womens History Month

Origin of Women’s History Month

Elena Keller
March 19, 2020

With all that is crazy and hectic in the world right now (from quarantine to school shutdowns), it’s still important to recognize March as Women’s History Month. All the time that people have at home...

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History of Ash Wednesday

History of Ash Wednesday

Elena Keller
February 26, 2020

If you see people walking around with black marks on their foreheads today, it could be because they are celebrating Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is a Christian tradition with history stretching back thousands...

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Origin of Black History Month

Origin of Black History Month

Elena Keller
February 21, 2020

Each February, Americans celebrate Black History Month, a time to reflect on the history and culture of African Americans. But how did this celebration come to be? With Black History Month coming to a...

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The definitive ranking of Netflix teen rom-coms

The definitive ranking of Netflix teen rom-coms

Elena Keller
February 14, 2020

Over the past few years Netflix has been churning out dozens of teen romantic-comedies, with some getting rave reviews, and others...not so much. Here is a ranking of the top six of Netflix’s feel good...

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Is prom worth it?

Is prom worth it?

Elena Keller
February 7, 2020

Every year the average American family spends an average of $978 dollars, but is the event actually worth it? With prom fast approaching, Blythewood students weigh in on whether or not they think prom...

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Origin of Krampus

Origin of Krampus

Elena Keller
December 19, 2019

The idea that jolly, old St. Nick has an evil twin has fascinated people for centuries. The devilish half-man, half-goat known as Krampus has terrorized naughty children every Christmas, chasing them and...

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