By Juan Santiago
Thanksgiving for most people is a holiday to get together with your family and enjoy a nice meal and enjoy a nice game of football, if that is what you like. Most people on this day have a tradition or something that they do every year around this time or on this day. These things are family traditions or even personal traditions. One of the most basic traditions on Thanksgiving is to cook a turkey, with other sides such as mashed potatoes, corn, rice and beans, or even stuffing for a turkey.
But food isn’t the only tradition; there is always a football game that happens on this day and there is also a parade in New York called the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. In this annual parade, people perform acts such as singing, dancing, marching bands, floats, people with giant characters balloons in front of a camera broadcasted by the news stations. It’s all very exciting!
After the meals are over, many people head out to go Black Friday shopping in order to get good deals on all their Christmas shopping. But a lot of the hot items do not last long because so many people scramble to get them before they’re gone. However you choose to celebrate the holiday, enjoy the time off and be safe.
By Aalize Allen
If anything matters your senior year and beyond, it should be deadlines. Almost everything you encounter and have to complete will have a deadline. Especially Journalism, since I recently found out that there is even a grade for meeting the deadline on our work, which I might have missed.
From classwork to college submissions and senior pictures, there will be a deadline whether you like it or not. From something as simple as submitting your requal papers to the nurse for our winter sports, there was a deadline, which was last week. So if you are reading this… you are late. And you missed the deadline.
Now that we are seniors there is a new glow to us, a new energy around us, and we are transforming into a young adults. And since we are now being looked upon as adults by adults, they don’t really feel obligated to pat us on our backs anymore and tell us the day that paper is due, and then give us extended days to turn it in. All of the constant reminders, the “just give it to me tomorrow morning,” and the “please mark down the date this is due” repeated daily will soon be a faint memory. The first day of college when your professor puts the syllabus in front of you, don’t be shocked or surprised; they’re done with the baby talk and little reminders.
The discussion then changes to due dates, and finally deadlines. You will be prepared thanks to the stress teachers are putting on you now about meeting deadlines. Deadlines are important and it is up to you to remember when something is due, so figure out a process that works for you. Whether it is college applications, SAT’s sign ups, or even financial aid, deadlines matter.