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BACK      LEFT:      CAROLINE      PERSONS,      AMY      WARWICK,      GEORGIE      ANDERSON.      FRONT      LEFT:      MIGUEL      ZETINA,      TRENT      WILLIAMS,      VERA      HILLS        



~VERA HILLS,  Lions’  Roar  Student Voice    





~AMY W ARWICK,  Lions’  Roar  Student Voice    








~GEORGIE ANDERSON,  Lions’  Roar  Student Voice    





~MIGUEL ZETINA,  Lions’  Roar  Student Voice    







~TRENT W ILLIAMS,  Lions’  Roar  Student Voice    


WASTING TIME  OVER  BREAK:  WINTER  BREAK   ACTIVITIES   Many  students  do  not  know  what  to  do  during  winter  break.  It  is  hard  to  find  ideas  of  things  to  do  outside  because  it  gets  so   cold  in  Minnesota.  There  are  some  activities  in  St.  Paul  and  Minneapolis  that  will  get  you  outside  with  your  friends  and  family.   These  include  the  Holidazzle  Parade,  the  Holiday  Light  Tour,  The  Depot  skating  rink,  and  the  St.  Paul  Carnival.   The  Holidazzle  Parade  runs  through  the  Nicollet  Mall  located  in  Downtown  Minneapolis,  from  12 every  Thursday  through  Sunday  from  November  23




Street to  4  Street.  It  runs  

rd until December  23 .   The  parade  starts  at  6:30  pm  each  night.  You  can  

sit for  free  on  the  street,  or  pay  for  the  Holidazzle  Hot  seats,  which  are  located  on  12


and 11


Street and  cost  $9.00  per  

seat. The  parade  includes  lit  up  floats,  music,  Grand  Marshals  and  Santa  Claus  to  end  the  parade.  Each  night  the  parade   includes  different  performers,  such  as  high  school  marching  bands  and  choirs  from  around  the  state.     The  Holiday  Light  Tour  is  located  in  St.  Paul’s  Phalen  Park.  You  can  see  50  different  sculptures  and  Christmas  lights  on  this  tour   at  a  price  of  $10.00  per  car.  All  of  the  proceeds  from  the  tour  go  to  charity.  The  tour  is  every  Thursday  rough  Sunday  from   November  20


st until January  1 ,  including  holidays.  The  tour  runs  from  5:30  pm  until  10:00  pm.  This  year  there  is  a  new  

display called,  Shipwreck  Spectacular.  While  on  the  tour  you  can  turn  on  your  radio  station  and  the  lights  will  move  to  the  beat   of  the  songs.  You  can  rent  limos  or  party  buses  that  will  drive  you  all  around  the  tour.  A  limo  costs  $15.00  and  the  party  bus   costs  $30.00.   Another  fun  activity  to  get  you  outside  during  the  cold  winter  season  in  Minnesota  is  the  skating  rink  at  The  Depot.  The  Depot   th is  open  from  November  22nd,  2012  until  March  9 ,  2013.  It  opens  at  10  am  and  closes  between  9  pm  and  1:30  pm.  It  is  open   every  Thursday  through  Sunday.  The  price  of  admission  is  $8.00  to  get  in  for  any  period  of  time  and  7.00  to  rent  a  pair  of   skates.  There  are  many  dates  for  student  discounts.  Just  bring  you  student  ID  and  you  will  receive  2.00  off  the  entry  fee.  You   can  enjoy  the  downtown  Minneapolis  skyline  while  ice-­‐skating  with  friends  or  family.  The  ice  rink  is  located  at  300  Washington   Avenue  in  Downtown  Minneapolis.     The  activities  continue  even  after  the  break  is  over.  The  St.  Paul  winter  carnival  begins  on  January  24th,  2013  a  ds  on  February   rd th   3 .  The  carnival  is  in  downtown  St.  Paul  on  75  West  5 Street.  The  carnival  has  many  activities  each  night,  some  of  which   include  Royal  Coronation,  Grand  Day  Parade,  Outdoor  Beer  Dabbler,  Winter  Carnival  Medallion  Hunt,  dogsled  Race,  Kids  Day,   Snow  Sculpting,  Ice  Sculpture  Carving,  Klondike  Kate  Cabarets,  Historic  Art  Exhibit  and  the  Torchlight  Parade.     Hopefully  you  will  now  have  motivation  to  go  out  in  the  cold  to  pass  time  with  friends  and  family  during  winter  break.  I  know  I   will.  

~ VERA HILLS, Lions Roar Student Voice


Tamales Verdes Ingredients:* Pork Tomatillos Jalapeños Garlic Onions Cumin Corn Husks Corn Flower Baking Powder Salt Pork Lard Directions: First you should soak the corn husks, these are used to fold and mix the contents of the tamales while they cook. You should let them soak in water for at least an hour so they get soft and easier to work with. Cook the pork with enough water in order to make broth to mix with the corn flower. After the pork is cooked shred the pork.

After the pork is done the green salsa or salsa verde is made. Boil the tomatillos and the jalapeños for five to ten minutes. After they are cooked you have to blend them with the salt, cumin, onions, and the garlic. After you have the salsa ready season the pork with it and cook it for another five minutes. Now you have to mix the corn flower, with the pork broth, salt, lard, and baking powder. From here you have everything you need to put it all together and make the tamales. Now you have to spread the corn flower mix over the corn husks and put the pork with the salsa verde in. Then you just fold them and steam them for two hours. That’s all there is to it… These aren’t reserved just for the holidays in my family but it’s something that’s usually part of the meal. They take forever to make but to me they are well worth it. Due to the long process when I was younger my family would always try to use them as an example to teach me patience by saying that if I became inpatient they would not turn out as well as I hoped. – Miguel Zetina

Ethel’s Sugar Cookies Ingredients: 3/4 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 tsp almond flavoring 2 1/2 cups Gold Medal flour 1 tsp baking powder Directions: Mix the shortening, sugar, eggs, and flavoring thoroughly. Sift the flour. Stir flour and baking powder together; blend in. Chill for at least 1 hour. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Roll dough 1/8 inches thick on lightly floured board. Cut with 3 inch cookie cutter. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes. This is my favorite recipe because this is the recipe my entire mom's side of the family uses to make Christmas cookies. Her family has been using this recipe ever since her mother was a child, so it has been in the family for many years. It is also special to me because all of my aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandma get to together a few weeks before Christmas and bake these cookies. We also make our own frosting to put on the cookies. – Vera Hills

Gingerbread Men Ingredients: 1 cup molasses ½ cup sugar 6 Tbsp. butter 2 Tbsp. milk 4 cups flour 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. powdered ginger 1 tsp. nutmeg 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. ground cloves Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 F and butter some cookie sheets. Heat the molasses to the boiling point, then add the sugar, butter/shortening and milk. Mix the flour with the remaining dry ingredients. Add to the first mixture and blend well. Add a few tablespoons of water (if necessary), enough so that the dough holds together and handles easily. Roll or pat out the dough about 1/4" thick. Cut into large or small gingerbread men. Bake for 5-7 minutes. When cool, frost with confectioners icing and decorate with candies & raisins. Cut raisin in half lengthwise, leave one half for mouth and cut remaining half in half for 2 eyes; silver ball for nose; 3 cinnamon red-hot candies for buttons.) *Recipe makes 10 x 3.5" men or 48 x 1.5" men. This is my late Grandma’s recipe, and when I make these I almost feel closer to her. Plus, the cookies just look cute and they’re really tasty. Merry Christmas! – Amy Warwick, Lions’ Roar Student Voice

Iced Pumpkin Cookies Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 cup canned pumpkin puree 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups confectioners' sugar 3 tablespoons milk 1 tablespoon melted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and salt; set aside. In a medium bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup of butter and white sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla to butter mixture, and beat until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls; flatten slightly. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool cookies, then drizzle glaze with fork. To Make Glaze: Combine confectioners' sugar, milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add milk as needed, to achieve drizzling consistency. Try to eat just one, I dare you! I double dog dare you! I TRIPLE dog dare you (The coup de grace of all dares, the sinister triple dog dare!) Bake these bad boys until they are soft, almost to the point of crumbling in your hands. Drizzle them with icing and get ready to welcome the sugar-induced coma that will inevitably follow. –Trent Williams, Editor-in-chief Lions Roar Student Voice Reindeer Feed Ingredients: 6 cups rice Chex cereal 1 bag (12 oz) white vanilla baking chips 1/3 cup coarsely crushed peppermint candy canes Directions: Put waxed paper on a flat surface or cookie sheet Put the 6 cups of cereal in a big bowl Put the vanilla baking chips in a microwavable bowl, microwave for about 1 minute and 30 seconds stirring every 30 seconds, until chips can be stirred smooth. Then stir in half of the crushed candy canes. Pour mixture over cereal and stir so it's evenly covered. Spread mixture evenly over the waxed paper. Immediately sprinkle rest of remaining crushed candy canes. Let stand until set, which is usually 20 minutes. Gently break up cereal and store in an airtight container. [This  recipe  is  also  called]  peppermint  puppy  chow.    This  always  reminds  me  of  the  holidays  and  is  super  easy  so  anyone  can   make  it!  -­‐  Georgie  Anderson

THE SUPERBOWL  AND  MORE!     We  are      inching      closer      and      closer      to      the      end      of      the      semester      as      well      as      the      end      to      another      year.      With      the      end      of      the        

semester comes      the      dreaded      finals      week      where      stress      peaks  due  to  hours  spent  studying.  Although  finals  are  almost  upon   us,  there  are  a  number  of  events  to  look  forward  to.   These  events  include  things  such  as  deals  on  gifts,  the   climax  to  another  NFL  season,  music  concerts,  and  of   course  the  continuation  of  the  holiday  season.    Black   Friday,  one  of  the  biggest  shopping  days  has  already   passed,  but  there  is  still  one  more  day  to  get  great  deals.   This  day  usually  occurs  after  Christmas  and  is  actually   bigger  than  Black  Friday.    In  countries  such  as  Canada,   Australia,  England  the  day  after  Christmas  is  called   Boxing  Day.  In  America  it  doesn’t  have  a  moniker  such  as   Black  Friday  or  Cyber  Monday,  nevertheless  it  still  

rakes  in  as  much  money  as  Black  Friday  as  people  look  to  return  gifts  and  use  gift  cards  as  well  as  take  advantage  of  savings.  If   arm  wrestling  with  countless  buyers  for  a  TV  isn’t  your  thing,  maybe  watching  two  hundred  pound  men  beat  on  each  other  is.   With  the  end  of  the  year  comes  the  end  of  another  NFL  season  with  the  Super  Bowl.  For  the  past  decade  this  game  has  almost   established  itself  as  an  American  holiday.  Not  only  for  the  game  itself,  but  for  the  humorous  commercials  created  to  target  the   millions  of  Americans  watching  the  game.  The  entire  week  leading  up  to  the  game  provides  entertainment  as  everyone  predicts   who  will  win;  even  animals  such  as  monkeys  and  camels  chime  in.  Media  day  is  also  its  own  event  as  it  gives  reporters  a  chance   to  ask  players  questions  about  the  game.  In  recent  years  fans  have  also  been  allowed  to  attend  adding  to  the  chaos  the  players   have  to  endure.  When  it  comes  to  game  day  it  gives  us  an  opportunity  to  get  the  family  together  in  similar  fashion  to  the   holidays  before  it.    You  don’t  like  grown  men  in  tight  pants?  How  about  something  that’s  easier  on  the  eyes  and  just  as  bad  for   the  ears.  Music  concerts  are  a  great  way  to  get  out   and  support  the  artists  you  listen  to  while  you  work   out  or  work  on  homework.    In  the  coming  months   Minneapolis  will  host  a  wide  range  of  artists  that   should  satisfy  every  taste  in  music.  For  those  that   prefer  music  with  a  folk  influence  Andrew  Bird  and  Of   Monsters  and  Men  have  emerged  in  the  past  year.   Andrew  Bird  will  be  at  the  State  Theatre  on  December   seventeenth  and  Of  Monsters  and  Men  will  be  at  First   Avenue  on  the  eighteenth  as  well  as  the  nineteenth.




Hop on   Flixster  and   grab  your  tickets  early  this  Christmas   as   we   enter  into  a  holiday  season  that  is   chalk  full   of  must-­‐-­‐-­‐see  movies.  With  so   many  blockbuster   hits  this  season,  how  are   we   to   choose   which  one   to   see?  The   answer  is,   all   of  them.  There  are   more  than  just  a  few   screen  gems  coming   to  a  theater  near  you,  but  I  will  highlight  three  movies  that  I  am  anxious  to  see.      

“Lincoln” is  one   of  Oscar  buzz  generators   and   has   already  reached  record  numbers  for   this  latest   Spielberg   masterpiece.   Daniel  Day   Lewis  absolutely   encompasses   the   historical   and   legendary   figure   of  our   16th   president,   Abraham  Lincoln.  In   this  action  packed  drama,  Daniel  Day  Lewis  is  said  to   steal   the  hearts  and   minds  of  the  audience.   I  am   already  on   the  edge  of  my   seat  and   I  haven’t  even  seen   the  movie  yet!  Grab  your  tickets  now  and  prepare  to  be  wowed.  Who  knows,  you  might     even  learn  something  while  your  there.     For   those  of  you  with  kids,  one   of  the   most  enjoyable   activities   for   them  is  an   afternoon   at   the   movies.  I  remember   that  going  to   the   cinema  was  a  magical  experience   that  always  made  me   giddy   as   a  child.  Oh,   who  am   I  kidding,  I  still  get  that  magical  giddiness   when  I  attend  a  film.  A  must  see  for   the  whole  family  this  year  is  the  movie  “Wreck-­‐-­‐-­‐It  Ralph”.  My  family     and   I  attended  this  movie  and   were  filled  with  that  same  childhood   wonder  that  I  remember   from   seeing  Disney  classics  when  I  was  younger.   The   movie  is  about  a  group  of  video  game  characters   that  live  in   the  machines   at   the  local  Arcade.  The   main  character   Ralph  has   the  job   of  being  the   “Bad  Guy”  in   one   of  the   games,  but   this  does  not   make  him  a  “bad  guy.”  You   will  nearly  have  tears   in  your  eyes  as  you  watch  and  enjoy  the  journey  of  Ralph  and  his  fellow  characters.      

The most  anticipated   movie  for   many  this  holiday  season  is  the   adaptation   of  the   Broadway   musical   “Les  Miserables”.     Anne  Hathaway   is  said  to   have  a  stunning  voice  but   is  in  direct  competition   with   Hugh  Jackman  for  the  most  surprising  vocal  talent.  (Who  knew  that  these  actors  could  sing  too.)     The  filming  of  the  movie  was  not  done  in  lip  sync  with  the  vocal  track  added  later.  On  the  contrary,     all   of  the   performances   during  the   film  were  done  with  live  vocals,  with  the   musical  track  being   added  after  the   fact.  This  is  said  to   give  it  a  true  Broadway   feel   while  at  the   same  time  remaining   a   visual  wonder  that  can  only  be  done  in  film.      

I know  that  this  is  a  short  list,  but   I  feel  that  these  movies  offer  a  bit   of  everything   for   the   whole   family,  young  and   old   to   enjoy.  I  know,  I  know,  I  did   not  mention   “The  Hobbit”,  Peter  Jackson’s   adaptation   of  the   prequel  to   the   Lord  of  the   Rings  series.  (Wait…  I  guess  I  just  did.)  Who  among  us   isn’t  completely   stoked  to   see   the   Hobbit?  Maybe  we   will   do   a  double  feature  on   the   afternoon   of  

Christmas day  and   see   “Les  Miserables”   and   “The  Hobbit”.  I’m   already  emotionally   exhausted   just   thinking  about  it.  So  grab  your  popcorn  and  Junior  Mints  and  get  ready  for  a  cinematic  adventure,     Which  ever  flavor  of  film  you  decide  to  devour.  Enjoy!    


~Trent W illiams,  Editor  in  Chief,  Lions  Roar  Student  Voice    

Winter Break - December Issue  

The Lions Roar Student Voice staff discusses ways to enjoy your Holiday Break!