Monday, January 21, 2013

Safety on the Slopes with Louis

Louis Normandin, Safety On The Slopes

         Everyone knows that winter is the time to hit the slopes.  Skiing or snowboarding can be a blast, but can also be very dangerous.  You want to be wearing a helmet at all times outside.  And before you go up a lift, make sure the level of the slope is ok for you.  Just because your friend’s can doesn’t always man you can, too.  Go down the slope at a confortable speed. If you are a beginner, try slower but if you are an expert, you can go faster.  If your friends are pros at skiing and you are not, you do not have to go the same speed as them.  Just remember, slopes are all fun and games until someone gets hurt so stay safe.

What to do when it's Raining with Molly

10 fantastic activities to enjoy on a rainy day!
By Molly Teresi, Commissioner of Publicity

1.     Build a puzzle with family or friends
2.     Make a fort of blankets and pillows (cozy!)
3.     Make delicious homemade chocolate chip cookies:
4.     Do an arts and crafts project!
5.     Read a good book
6.     Read the student council blog :)
7.     Sing and dance to your favorite songs with friends
8.     Watch a movie in the theatres or at home!
9.     Play hide-and-seek with family or friends!
10. Play games with your pets!

How to Build a Snowman with Clare

Hey Cougars, it’s Clare! It’s been a chilly winter so far, and it’s hard to come up with activities to do. I know that a lot of you will be going up to the snow this coming Ski Week, and a really fun thing to do is to build a snowman! Here are a few tips.

·      Start with one big snowball. Make two more, each one slightly smaller than the previous one.
·      Stack them all up. Make sure they’re stuck together really well so it doesn’t tip over!
·      Add accessories. You can use rocks or coal for buttons, eyes, and a mouth. Use a carrot for the nose and sticks for the arms.
·      Finish your masterpiece with an assortment of scarves, hats, and mittens to make your snowman come to life! 

Peppermint Hot Cocoa with Lindsay

Hey Cougars, It’s Lindsay, your Commissioner of Philanthropy and Environmental Affairs! Since it’s getting chilly outside, I will be teaching you how to make mouthwatering peppermint hot chocolate. First of all, you will need the following ingredients:
·       1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
·       1 quart milk
·       1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (3 ounces)
·       7 peppermint sticks; 3 crushed (1/4 cup), 4 left whole
·       A pinch of salt
The directions are to place cocoa in a medium saucepan. Gradually whisk in milk until cocoa has dissolved. Add chocolate chips and the crushed peppermint; simmer over medium heat, and stir every once in a while until chocolate and peppermint have melted. This should take 8 to 10 minutes. The next step is to bring to a boil remove from the heat right away. Add salt if you would like, and pour into your favorite mugs. Top it off with some candy canes and whipped cream, and serve your four friends!

New Year's Resolutions with Edmund

Hi Cougars, it’s Edmund.  I know that every year people make New Year’s resolutions that really aren’t kept or remembered.  But I say that it is time to start remembering these promises we make to ourselves!  The best way to do this is to make resolutions that are actually possible.  For example, make an attempt to spend more time with family and friends or stay active.  This is the best to way to make you New Year different but enjoyable.  Have a terrific 2013!