EDITORIAL: Give thanks this holiday season


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This May 2019 photo shows a plate of turkey, mash potatoes and gravy and a side of sauteed broccoli rabe, corn and onions with crispy bacon, on a table in New York.

November feels like the cleansing breath of the calendar year. It’s a perfect time to reflect on the past eleven months, and it’s a time to anticipate what’s to come in the year ahead. Before the rush of the holiday season and the close of the year, November allows us a chance to celebrate what we’re thankful for. 

For college students though, November also means cramming for the end of the semester. It’s a busy for time us, when we are studying for tests and working on final papers and projects. It means we desperately need a break, and luckily, we get one. 

During our much-appreciated break, we should pause and be thankful. Between finishing assignments, catching up with old friends and visiting our beloved pets, we should do some thinking. What have you accomplished this year? What positive experiences have happened to you? 

Time flies, especially during college, and students may not always have an opportunity to reflect on our good times and proud moments. So, be proud. Be thankful.

Thanksgiving means something different to everyone; take some time to figure out what it means to you. Everyone has a favorite part of the holiday. What’s yours? Maybe it’s seeing family or friends for the first time in months, or maybe it’s helping your grandparents cook in the kitchen. It could even be not having classes for a week. 

Thanksgiving is celebrated by an estimated 46.3 million Americans. While we’re scarfing down our first homecooked meal in weeks, let’s really make sure we give thanks. For our friends, family, for our education. For anything that brings us happiness and love. 

From everyone at The Parthenon, have safe travels and a happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful for our dedicated readers.