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CAN YOU PLEASE PASS THE GRAVY?

By Kaitlyn Davies
On November 14, 2005

Now that Thanksgiving is right around the corner you must think about your plans. For one, there is the traditional idea of going home to your family where your aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents come and sit around the table and say what they are thankful for. Next, you have the choice to go home with your friend and spend the holiday with their family. Finally there are those who don't like to make a big deal of the holiday- some people might prefer a Big Mac to a piece of gravy-soaked turkey. With so many different plans to choose from it could make you wonder - where is everybody going for the Thanksgiving break? When thinking about each of the options mentioned above, you must think about the costs. Sometimes it's just not feasible to get home, especially if your home is somewhere you have to take a flight to get to..Taking a poll of Kean University students seemed to be the only way to see what people were doing. When asked about her Thanksgiving plans, freshman Danielle Bland, Social Work major said,"I'm going home to South Jersey and spending Thanksgiving Day at my Grandmother's house. It's a time to catch up on family matters and to see friends that I haven't seen for awhile." Thanksgiving is a great time to catch up on things that you might have missed being away from home. Monique Henry, uunior Psychology major said, "I'm going home to South Jersey to see my family and friends. My family will come over to my house and we'll all spend time together. It's a great way for family to come together and spend time cooking and eating." There's no better stress relief than placing yourself in a comforting atmosphere with people who make you forget about all the studying you have to do.

Most students end up doing the same type of thing - hanging out with family and catching up on the latest events happening at home. . For a school that has many people that do not live with their families, many of them end up going home to spend the holiday with family and friends. Even with everyone's crazy obligations and schedules, the holiday tradition of everyone gathering around the table and eating together still holds strong until this day. It's nice to see that some traditions remain concrete when it comes to staying in touch with the most important people. . So now that we're down to the wire on making plans for the holiday, one must ask what are your plans?


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