Students gather gifts for family and friends during the holidays

Photo by Olivia Essig

Kaitlin Meister
Assistant Editor

With Christmas quickly approaching, Briar Cliff students are saving up money to buy gifts for loved ones as well as putting together their own wish lists.

Senior Sara Reeves says she has a lot of shopping to do before she heads home to Wahoo, Neb., to spend Christmas with her family.

“I need to buy for my mom, dad and my boyfriend,” says Reeves.  “My siblings and I draw names for who we are going to get presents for—I got my brother, Ryan.”

Senior Kela Cihak also says she has quite a bit of shopping to get done as well.

“I have not even started yet,” says Cihak. “I need to buy for my mom, brother and boyfriend. I also need to get a gift for the white elephant [gift exchange]; it is a tradition in my family.” 

Christmas gifts can get to be quite expensive, but students have been planning ahead and have set aside some money for presents.

“I have been saving up,” said Cihak, “When I want to buy something, I tell myself ‘no’ because I need the money for Christmas. My mom wants a pair of Sperry’s, and those are pretty expensive.” 

Both Cihak and Reeves say they have jobs, and that is how they get their spending money.

 “I work at Rezac’s Café when I go home,” said Reeves, “I have been saving the money I make from there.”

Reeves says her most expensive purchase will be her boyfriend’s gift but as far as her own wish list, Reeves says she is asking for a pair of gray Ugg boots. Cihak wants an automatic start kit for her car.

“I want my car to be nice and toasty when I get in,” says Cihak.

Sophomore Mattie Murren is asking for something unique this year.

“I want a cool, big snow cone machine,” said Murren, “I want one because I love snow cones and I want to make them for my little cousins.”  

Students have one more week of regular classes and then a week of finals before they are off for Christmas break.


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