By Jaeyeon Kim |Staff Writer| In America, New Year’s day is every January 1. In China, New Year’s Day in 2016 is February 8. Why is the Chinese New Year different from America's? How does Chinese New Year’s Day operate on the Lunar Calendar? “Though China officially operates on the international Gregorian calendar, the traditional lunisolar calendar maintains ceremonial significance, and so every year, around the new moon closest to the beginning of spring, Chinese people ring in the beginning of a new annual cycle,” according to Time magazine. The Chinese calendar allocates each New Year with an animal of zodiacs: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, … [Read more...] about Chinese New Year
By Daniel DeMarco |Copy Editor| Saying “bless you,” “gesundheit,” or any other response when someone sneezes is completely trivial and frivolous. It is embarrassing that such dull behavior is not only considered commonplace in present-society, but even polite. I think it is safe to say that most people respond to another person’s sneeze because they think it is common courtesy or thoughtful; most probably haven’t given it much thought other than that. People, as well as I, had/have gotten this idea because we are taught that it is just the thing to do, and that it is indeed polite or well-mannered to do so. This is an illusion. Saying “bless you” has nothing to do with … [Read more...] about Saying “bless you!” or not?