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How Do You Celebrate Thanksgiving?

How Do You Celebrate Thanksgiving?

Dana Livingston, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Historically, the first Thanksgiving marked the communion of the Plymouth Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Native Americans in the early seventeenth century. It inspired the annual modern American holiday marked by family get-togethers, acts of gratitude and football. Thanksgiving Day is an excuse to relea...

A Thanksgiving Folly

A Thanksgiving Folly

Madusha Pieris, Contributing Writer

December 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It goes without saying that the current American political climate is quite turbulent. In such a climate, it would be a gross understatement to say that the media and the American government are on friendly terms. The media acts as a fact checker on behalf of the American people, but the gap betwee...

Thanksgiving: The Modern vs. The First Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving: The Modern vs. The First Thanksgiving

Erin Sakalis, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Modern Thanksgiving is essentially a celebration of 4 F’s — family, friends, football and food, which are all similar themes to those of the “first Thanksgiving” in 1621. Our kindergarten teachers taught us that the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians sat around a long table in the woods to enjoy a ...

Being thankful this season

Victoria Lohwasser, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Everyone’s favorite time of year is upon us. The weather is getting colder, and the holiday season is beginning. In the midst of the excitement, we often get caught up in the celebration and overlook what we should be thankful for. There are the usual things, like friends and family or passing t...

Finding hope with Thanksgiving

Kristen Catalano, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Although many Americans are still reeling from what happened on Election Day there is another very important day for Americans coming up: Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is important to Americans because it is a day to forget all of our troubles and to celebrate all that we have with loved ones, whether t...

Jumping the gun on Turkey Day

Tommie Brown, Staff Writer

November 13, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus…a month too early. On Nov. 1, a friend and I indulged in our daily 9 a.m. Starbucks routine. To my surprise, I found that Starbucks was advertising the return of seasonal drinks and a new reusable cup that read “JOY” in large red letters across the...

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