Pictures on the Mantle: Memories of Thanksgiving

Rebekah Hawkins, Associate Editor There’s a lot of argument as to whether or not we transition too fast between Halloween and Christmas. And to be fair, there’s some merit in those statements. When Halloween has barely ended and I’m already hearing “Holly, Jolly Christmas” on the radio, or seeing Christmas trees gracing the Garden Center in Wal-Mart, maybe it IS too early for all that. … Continue reading Pictures on the Mantle: Memories of Thanksgiving

Why not be thankful for government, too?

Being a young person interested in politics, it’s not often that I hear people telling me how thankful they are for government. Doesn’t it seem like if and when you hear someone talking about government, they’re mostly complaining? In fact, there is a popular quote that circulates each election cycle, which encourages people to vote, just so they can have the right to complain! Who’s … Continue reading Why not be thankful for government, too?

Thanksgiving: the true meaning behind the forgotten tradition

When the month of November rolls around, everyone gets excited about the Thanksgiving holiday. Most people focus on all the mediocre luxuries and overlook the value and meaning of why Thanksgiving is even considered a holiday. As a society, we are so highly influenced by what we see that our judgment is thrown off and easily persuaded. One example would be retail stores that advertise … Continue reading Thanksgiving: the true meaning behind the forgotten tradition