Indiana Area Senior High School

By KOREY FERRINGER- Every holiday families give presents to everyone within their household and even to those who aren’t. On many occasions these gifts are great and exactly what we want, such as phone cases, a computer, or even a favorite movie.

However, there is always that one gift that throws us off. Like ugly sweaters, or “I love organic food” bumper stickers and many more. Such gifts could include soap, frying pans, or a waffle maker.

Here at IHS many students have gotten some unique or even strange presents either on birthdays or holidays. Students have also gotten family members some desirable last minute gifts as well.

Students who don’t have time to think about a gift for family or friends usually grab whatever and wrap it without thinking about it. Looking back, many students regret what they gave. Junior Natalie Grattan commented, “I once gave my brother an old computer that wouldn’t start.” Some students get their friends or family bad presents on purpose, usually to get back on them from the previous year or just as a laugh.

Not only do students give bad presents, but they can also receive them as well. Students at IHS have gotten some really weird gifts such as sophomore Nathan Petro, who said, “One year I received toenail clippers as a present.”

Sometimes it’s a race against time to get a certain gift. Many people also do their shopping on Black Friday.

Holidays are different for everyone. Some people like giving and receiving presents, while others just enjoy having the week off. But to some students, the holidays mean something more. Sophomore Ian Steele said, “Holidays are meant to be spent with family and friends enjoying each other’s company.”

No matter what people celebrate, holidays are meant to be with friends, family and the people around you.


[Photo by Korey Ferringer]

“Freshman Devin Flint opens Amazon on his Chromebook to go Christmas shopping for his family.”


Korey Ferringer

Korey is a freshman and this is his first year as a reporter. He hopes that he can help the High Arrow grow to be the best news source in Indiana.