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Digital christmas 2012 BY LIA FERRANTE Perspectives Editor

Barbies, board games and coloring books are out of the question this year for Christmas gifts. For Christmas 2012, the latest ticket items are all digital products. People of all ages this holiday season are expected to get one of these electronic items under their Christmas tree. Electronics are a must-have and are perfect for that special someone in your family or even your significant other. As a matter of fact, children of all ages are even putting these items down on their Santa list, hoping when Christmas morning arrives that they’ll be in their stocking. The best tablets for this 2012 holiday season are the new Kindle Fire HD, the new iPad mini with its great clear display and amazing quality camera, the Microsoft Surface which is perfect for parents or relatives that are busy in the workforce, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, which enhances excellence in a mobile device. In addition, Apple came out with the new iPod Nano and the Apple iPod Touch. These MP3 players are a music

lover’s dream come true because they include mobile internet without being tied down with a contract. Christmas is a huge time of year for children of all ages to write down their favorite gifts with the hope Santa will grant them on Christmas morning. The new item from Crayola is something that can’t be missed. They recently came out with the iMarker + Color Studio HD App. The iMarker allows kids’ imaginations to run wild. It’s a digital marker, crayon, pencil and paintbrush all in one. It interacts with the Crayola ColorStudio HD app on the iPad that brings children’s drawings to life. It includes bringing to life the characters that have been drawn by adding music and sound. This holiday season will make your wallet burn with discomfort but in the end, your digital item purchases will last and you will not be disappointed.


Decorating your dorm for the Holidays


Hang Christmas Lights:

They make every room look complete. Use standard outdoor lights and wrap them around the inside trim of each window. You can also use the icicle-type lights and string them underneath your beds as well as the perimeter of the room by hanging them around the edge of the ceiling.

Mistletoe: This can be good potential fun, except, don’t hang it right over your own doorway... unless you plan to kiss all of your



The easiest form of decoration. Simply fold a piece of scrap paper three or four times and cut out shapes from the folded paper. Unfold and decorate your snowflake with glitter to add a little extra shine. Assign one to each of your roommates, add personalized name design and trinkets. Don’t forget to add a gift to each one before break starts as a little thoughtful touch. With the limited space, a large tree just won’t do. You can purchase any small artificial tree with preassembled electric bulbs, saving you tons of time. Add your own theme of decorations and don’t forget to wrap up small gifts and place them under the tree for your roommate.


Nov. 29, 2012 issue 12 Loquitur  
Nov. 29, 2012 issue 12 Loquitur  

2012-13 issue 12 Loquitur Cabrini College student newspaper, Radnor, PA 19087 Nov. 29, 2012