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Here’s why Thanksgiving is my favorite

Blake Faith

November 22, 2019

Less than a week away from my favorite holiday of the year and I’m excited. Thanksgiving is a holiday that is enjoyable for a lot of people and for me it's my favorite.  I can’t even think about Christmas until after Thanksgiving. Which is tough, because of streaming services with Christmas movie...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Don’t dream of holidays; live them

Staff Editorial

November 22, 2019

 Can you imagine it?  Passing by relieved pupils with happy faces in the halls, packing your things for a great trip and making the drive back home in the cold of November. A relief from the tumult of work and school is needed. We’re seeing the beginning of that relief now. Can you imagine...

Parts of Eastern to close for Thanksgiving break

Rylee DeLong, Contributing Writer

November 22, 2019

Thanksgiving is less than a week away, and that means Eastern will be closed. Starting Friday at 8 p.m. all residence halls will have their locks changed out, so students will not have access to any of the buildings over break. Students were able to sign up if they needed to stay over break. This a...

November is making me homesick

Katelyn Eddington

November 7, 2019

November has me feeling homesick. I know, that's weird coming from a girl who does not like her hometown.   The truth is, I miss my family and the friends I do talk to when I am home.   Maybe it is because Thanksgiving and shotgun season are right around the corner.   Shotgun season is considered a...

Just let people enjoy the holidays

Katelyn Eddington

October 31, 2019

Halloween was the other day, Thanksgiving is this month and Christmas is next month.  Obviously, everyone knows that, or do they? On social media, I have seen multiple articles and people talk about how Thanksgiving is being skipped over because of the excitement of Christmas. I have also seen people...

Be grateful that you have food

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

October 28, 2019

So often, people take the food available to them for granted. I am guilty of this too. All I have to do is drive to the store and pick out what things I want to eat and put a little plastic card into a computerized checkout machine, and then I get to eat. But many people cannot drive to the store to ge...

Don’t ruin holiday celebrations with questions

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnist

November 14, 2018

I can see it now: my dining room decked out in fall hues of burnt oranges, warm yellows and deep greens. I can smell it already: homemade mashed potatoes and gravy, juicy slices of turkey and the subtle but delightful tartness of cranberry sauce. I can feel it: the food coma I will comfortably sli...

Don’t celebrate Thanksgiving

Megan Keane, Columnist

November 14, 2018

The fourth Thursday of November annually marks Thanksgiving for most of us. It’s a commercialized holiday that we’re taught originates from the thanks pilgrims gave to the Native Americans. They had a big feast, everybody was friends, they ate corn and turkey. Hopefully, you’ve learned by now how fa...

Remember what you are thankful for

Karena Ozier, Columnist

November 12, 2018

It’s family and food season, the time when most families gather in one house, in one room to share a meal together for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Along with eating turkey and other traditional dishes, we give thanks for what we have.  Nearly a decade ago, my family on my dad’s side started th...

Elks Lodge hosts Thanksgiving potluck for members’ family, friends

Scott Kroner, a senior business major, fills a plate with food during the Thanksgiving potluck last Thursday at the Charleston Elks Lodge 623. “The meaning of Thanksgiving is to eat until you cannot eat anymore, then take a nap. If you’re not doing that, you’re doing it wrong,” Kroner said.

Qian Cheng, Contributing Writer

November 26, 2017

A Thanksgiving potluck held by the Charleston Elks Lodge 623 this past Thursday raised money for charity while also giving members the chance to connect with old and new friends. More than 25 people brought homemade dishes to share with the 60 people who came to enjoy the meal. Turkey, ham, pumpkin...

Residence halls, other buildings to close over break

Vince Lovergine, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017

Thanksgiving break begins Friday, meaning students who live in residence halls have a checklist of procedures that need to be followed before they leave. Mark Hudson, director of Housing and Dining Services, advises students to follow the steps that are on the checklist. “The biggest thing we're...

Don’t skip out on Thanksgiving

Ben Leman, Columnist

November 14, 2017

With the Christmas season in full swing and Black Friday just next week, it is time to get into the holiday spirit. Yes, it is time to start prepping full force for Christmas and totally disregard one of the most meaningful holidays celebrated. Or should I say most underappreciated. I am talking about Thanksgiving...

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