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Ask Western: What does Thanksgiving mean to you?

Sophomore Lianna Ford. // Photo by Haley Ausbun
Sophomore Lianna Ford. // Photo by Haley Ausbun

Sophomore Lianna Ford, psychology

Thanksgiving means to me getting to spend time with people and helping others. Every year for my Thanksgiving I volunteer at a church and I do a community meal, so I give back. During the whole year, Im thinking about everything that I have and wind up helping people that don’t have other things like family, friends or meals on Thanksgiving. So, thats what Ive done and its really meaningful. I get to think about that on Thanksgiving.

Senior Chris Swanson. // Photo by Haley Ausbun
Senior Chris Swanson. // Photo by Haley Ausbun

Senior Chris Swanson, chemistry

It means getting together with family and seeing more of my new nephew, who is a tiny baby. Its his first holiday. Hell probably [eat] just formula. He might be onto solid foods. Thats why Im excited to go home, I don’t know what’s going on down there.

Junior Zak Meyer. // Photo by Zak Meyer
Junior Zak Meyer. // Photo by Zak Meyer

Junior Zak Meyer, management information systems

I think Thanksgiving has always been a time when people come together. Its always very special for me because it is when my aunt flies [here] from Arizona and when I get to see family. It also kicks off the holiday season, which has always been a big deal with my family. So most of all, it’s this special time where everyone comes together.

Junior Jenessa Ho. // Photo by Haley Ausbun
Junior Jenessa Ho. // Photo by Haley Ausbun

Junior Jenessa Ho, community health

To me, it just means gathering around with my family and thinking about reasons why Im thankful. Celebrating that aspect of it before Christmas where were just giving and receiving, its the time to be thankful. Im really thankful for my accomplishments at school, because Ive been working hard but I haven’t been seeing the outcomes of it, until recently. Im also really thankful for my family, of course.

 

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