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Winter Time or Christmas Time? Hanukkah or Holidays?

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Picture of Cape Lobby’s Giving Trees. (Sponsored by various Cape clubs and organizations). Each club and organization put together a different tree that is showcased in the rotunda of the school. Feel free to check them out in between classes!

Picture of Cape Lobby’s Giving Trees. (Sponsored by various Cape clubs and organizations). Each club and organization put together a different tree that is showcased in the rotunda of the school. Feel free to check them out in between classes!

Photo Credit: Claudia Pulcinella

Photo Credit: Claudia Pulcinella

Picture of Cape Lobby’s Giving Trees. (Sponsored by various Cape clubs and organizations). Each club and organization put together a different tree that is showcased in the rotunda of the school. Feel free to check them out in between classes!

Claudia Pulcinella, Staff Writer

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Wintertime is here and the schools getting the students exited for winter break, but what about mentioning the big holidays, and wasn’t it Christmas break? Talking about New Years is obvious, but what about the two big religious holidays? Shouldn’t those be discussed? Should we talk about Christmas or Hanukkah in school?

Freshmen Brett Jenkins said, “I don’t know, it’s religious and people don’t like that.” The Constitution seem to agree with him with the separation of Church and State and the First amendment stating that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..” meaning that the government does not interfere with religion, the government doesn’t force people to be a religion, and that people can worship freely. Since Cape is a public school and is, both made by the government, and is open to everyone regardless, it makes sense that they need to follow the governments rules.

Freshman Hayden Petterson had a similar opinion, saying, “No[Christmas, or Hanukkah should not be discussed], because religion-wise.” He changed his mind when Freshman Kiana Albertson shared her opinion. She said, “I don’t have a problem with it. I don’t see a reason why people shouldn’t be honest and open with it.” Leading Hayden to say, “I agree with her, people should be more open.” These two show a more posative angle, with them feeling that the two holidays could be talked about and that there is no problem with discussing them.

Regardless, the school will side with the government and Christmas Time will remain as Winter Time.

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