Letter: Reflecting on the Kaneland ‘winter break’

By on January 21, 2010

The Christmas season has come and gone. We have rung in a New Year, and many of us have forgotten our glorious two-week break and are back in school mode. But one thing sticks out in my head, and that is the Friday before break.

First of all, we are no longer allowed to call it “Christmas Break;” it must be referred to as “Winter Break.” Alright, no big deal.

But then, this year, we read “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas.” Christmas music was ringing through the hallways during some passing periods. Carolers were going down the hallway sing Christmas carols—stress on the Christmas.

I understand if the administration doesn’t want us to refer to the much-needed two-week break from school as Christmas break. Because during the Christmas season, Christmas is not the only holiday being observed. There’s Kwanzaa and Hanukkah as well.

All I’m saying is, if we can’t call it Christmas break, why are we able to go gallivanting around the hallways reading Christmas stories, or singing Christmas songs?

Kourtni Bingley
Kaneland High School