Holiday of the Week: Learn a Word Day

By Cynthia Dominguez, Opinions Editor Out of countless holidays, few provide the same amount of useless information as Learn a New Word Day. Annually observed on October 16th, the holiday seemingly began to add to the celebration of Noah Webster’s birthday and National Dictionary Day. The holiday seeks to encourage observers to expand their vocabulary by learning one or more new words. Although not too … Continue reading Holiday of the Week: Learn a Word Day

Holiday of the Week: International Moment of Frustration Scream Day

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor Today, Thursday, October 12 is International Moment of Frustration Scream Day. Frustrated individuals can celebrate the holiday by letting out the most piercing scream they can if they are angry and in an appropriate location. The Aerican Empire, a micronation with no validity or reason to be recognized as a nation, supposedly founded the holiday to give its handful of … Continue reading Holiday of the Week: International Moment of Frustration Scream Day

Holiday of the Week: National Noodle Day

By Brandan Wong, Clarion Staff Throughout the history of mankind’s existence, humanity was capable of creating many different varieties of cut pieces of dough served hot in the form otherwise known as “noodles.” Derived from the German word, “nudel,” cultures of many kinds have created their very own spin on the noodle formula and created dishes and recipes. Whether it’s pasta, pho, or ramen, these … Continue reading Holiday of the Week: National Noodle Day

Holiday of the Week: National Don’t Fry Day

By Adrianna Iorio, Clarion Staff Every year on the Friday before Memorial Day, an annual holiday stands to encourage sun safety awareness and protect people across America from the dangers of skin cancer. Today, Friday, May 26, is National Don’t Fry Day. As Memorial Day approaches, the sunny summer months and outdoor activities arrive with it. The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention initiated this holiday … Continue reading Holiday of the Week: National Don’t Fry Day

Holiday of the Week: Like Limericks?

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor The reason to smile today Limerick Day, shout hooray! Though quite inconsequential But a teeny bit special I don’t have permission from Jose.   Today, Friday, May 12th, is Limerick Day. Limericks are nonsense poems consisting of five lines and a specific rhythm. The first, second, and fifth lines rhyme and use the same amount of syllables. The third and … Continue reading Holiday of the Week: Like Limericks?

Holiday of the Week: With April Showers Come May Flowers (and Trees)

By Dominic J Larsen, News Editor “Each generation takes the Earth as a trustee. We ought to bequeath to posterity as many forests and orchards, as we have exhausted and consumed.” – J. Sterling Morton. Today, Friday, April 28, 2017, is Arbor Day, a day dedicated to the importance of trees and planting new ones. Arbor Day can trace its “fruitful” history to Nebraska City, … Continue reading Holiday of the Week: With April Showers Come May Flowers (and Trees)

Happy National Landline Telephone Day

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor Hold the phone. Today, March 10, is National Landline Telephone Day. The holiday celebrates the invention of the landline telephone, which was successfully tested for the first time today in 1876. Exactly 141 years ago, Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Bell transmitted the first call in Bell’s home, “Mr. Watson—come here—I want to see you.” Since the telephone’s invention however, … Continue reading Happy National Landline Telephone Day

Free Shipping Day

Online shopping offers many luxuries to shoppers, offering many items to choose from and ease of searching for exactly what to buy. However, online shopping comes with a downside, shipping. Fortunately, married entrepreneurs Luke and Maisie Knowles founded FreeShipping.org in December 2007 to seek to bring free shipping to consumers. On December 18, 2008, the first annual Free Shipping Day was held, and in only … Continue reading Free Shipping Day