The holiday season is not only the best time of the year, it’s the busiest, and that holds true for The Sandpiper staff writers who have been working tirelessly on getting you the last issue of 2012. In honor of the holidays, we have devoted a few pages to holiday activities in this issue. We took a look at a Christmas-inspired charity program, we asked fellow CHS students about some of their best—and worst—presents, and our lovely How-To ladies even wrote a tutorial on how to deal with your crazy family during the holidays.
In other news, one writer takes a look at the Cachagua bus experience, another has an in-depth story on rising gang violence in Seaside, and another profiles Carmel Valley High School.
If you prefer a bit of the lighter stuff, we have everything from movie reviews to a critique of Black Friday. We have pieces on everything from the marijuana movement in Colorado to the Mayan prediction of the end of the world, and a little of everything in between. Whatever your preference, we have something for everyone in this issue.
So sit back, read and enjoy. Everyone here at The Sandpiper hopes that you find something you like. And, as always, if you feel the need to voice any of your opinions, whether you’re praising us or criticizing us, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah or another festive occasion, we wish you a very happy holidays!
– Alex Burns, Co-Editor-in-Chief