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Commercialism, controversy shouldn’t ruin this holiday

Move over, Mr. Pumpkin, it's turkey time!

Katie Paape, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018

As the fall leaves begin to be replaced with snow and the pumpkins become overshadowed by evergreens, Thanksgiving gives us all one more opportunity to enjoy the harvest season before entering the crazy, most wonderful time of the year. But, considering Thanksgiving’s complicated history, we might a...

My first Black Friday in retail

Megan Toman, Staff Writer

December 10, 2015

Have you ever wondered what it is like to work at Kohl’s retail store for Thanksgiving and Black Friday? It can be both rewarding and a complete nightmare. I was hired at Kohl’s over a month ago; this is my first job and this is my experience. It’s 3 p.m. and I arrived for my shift at Kohl’s...

Culinary Program helps food pantry with annual Thanksgiving meal

A Culinary Program student helps prepare a Thanksgiving meal.

Mouna Algahaithi, News Editor

November 29, 2015

A decade ago, former Madison College instructor Andy Czernak approached John Johnson, Madison College culinary instructor of 18 years, and told him that he and his wife Jenna were starting up a food pantry. Today, the River Food Pantry is the largest food pantry in all of Dane County, caring for...

Thanksgiving no longer about thanks

Black Friday illustration

Timothy Witt, Staff Writer

November 26, 2015

The holiday season is finally here and with it, a concoction of advertisements and controversy. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, it’s the traditional holiday’s younger sibling, Black Friday that will be getting most of the notoriety. And like many younger siblings, Black Friday has taken over...

Celebrate Thanksgiving by helping others

Thanksgiving illustration

Alison Malek, Staff Writer

November 13, 2014

It’s Thanksgiving time, and how does Madison College give thanks? By participating in an All Clubs Service Project, of course! For this fall’s Service Project, November 3rd-14th, the Madison College Executive Leadership Team and The Volunteer Center collaborated for the 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Food...

Off the Shelf: Holiday happiness all year round

Renee Anhalt, Librarian

December 11, 2013

In 1621, the colonists and Native Americans shared in a feast celebrating their first harvest. This tradition of giving thanks and extending gratitude is repeated each year when we take time out in late November to celebrate family and friends with good food and traditional Thanksgiving activities. The...

Black Friday taking away from family

Ilham, Staff Writer

December 3, 2012

I am glad I experienced this American celebration of gratitude for life’s blessings, with my mentor family. At Thanksgiving, people get together with their families, eat turkey and watch football on television. On the basis of this admittedly limited experience I have drawn my personal conclusion that...

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