Category Archives: Winter 2021 Seasonal

Shining a Light on Seasonal Depression

By: Gracie Anthony

     When the days get shorter, and the nights get longer, many people experience something called seasonal depression. Seasonal depression, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or S.A.D, often occurs during a specific time or season of the year. It is most common during winter, but it sometimes occurs in summer. According to, some symptoms people with S.A.D experience are sadness, anxiety, lack of energy, irritability, and tiredness. Those symptoms are similar to those that individuals with depression also experience. The difference between S.A.D and depression is that depression is all year round, while S.A.D is usually only one season.

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Celebrating Different Holiday Traditions

By: Hannah Newcamp

     The winter season is filled with time spent with family and friends. This time spent with loved ones can include participating in new and old traditions surrounding the holidays. While regionally, Christmas is the most common holiday celebrated during the winter season, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are also celebrated this time of year. The Squire consulted,,, and to learn more about the origin of Christmas traditions and what traditions are still celebrated today. The Squire also sat down with Eisenhower math teacher, Mrs. Joncas, to learn about her family’s Christmas traditions

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Stay Safe Driving this Winter

By: Bridgette Gourley

     As winter comes around the corner, it is important to prepare for slippery roads and hazardous driving conditions. If you are a new driver, or this is your first time driving during the winter, The Squire would like to share some helpful tips on how to stay safe. The Squire interviewed Eisenhower’s Driver’s Ed. teacher, Mr. Logue, for suggestions on how to drive safely during terrible road conditions. It can be very dangerous out in the winter, especially if you aren’t prepared for the snow. Keep reading for some tips from Mr. Logue and The Squire.

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