UPC hosts Carols, Cookies, and Crafts event

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Students got into the holiday spirit Tuesday with the Union Program Council’s Carols, Cookies, and Crafts event in the Student Union Courtyard.

Students carried out holiday traditions: decorating sugar cookies, crafting ornaments and sipping hot chocolate with a performance by the Cadence A Cappella group.

“I think its cool that they brought carolers in,” Abbie Lawrence, junior in sociology, said.

The event was a welcome break for some students before finals week.

“So many students are stressed with finals and projects,” said Charlsie Fowler, senior in fashion apparel and textiles. “Carols, Cookies, and Crafts just gives them a second to relax, get some cookies and drinks and take a break.”

Some students said spending time with family and friends is their favorite part of the holiday season. Being away from home most of the semester has students excited to spend time with loved ones.

Courtney Neilson, freshman in life sciences, said she is mostly looking forward to some time off of school and work to enjoy time with family.

“My favorite part of Christmas is spending time with my family,” Neilson said. “I’m really looking forward to seeing my friends from back home.”

The event ended with a visit from Santa, who participated in the activities with students and joined Cadence A Cappella in the K-State Fight Song and Wabash Cannonball.

Cadence A Cappella has a concert this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Forum Hall.

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