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Volunteer, but not on Thanksgiving

Volunteer, but not on Thanksgiving

By Neena Hagen, For The Pitt News

November 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

It’s Thanksgiving, and you're bustling around the sweltering, crowded soup kitchen, maneuvering around your fellow volunteers, taking up practically every inch of space on the floor. Someone jostles your elbow, almost causing you to spill the giant pot of soup you're carrying around. Despite the...

Column: Feeding you the truth about Thanksgiving

Column: Feeding you the truth about Thanksgiving

By Jaime Viens / Contributing Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink, Top Stories

Each year we celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November — we eat turkey, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes to commemorate the 1621 feast at which Pilgrims and Wampanoags peacefully gathered in Plymouth, Massachusetts. And every year since, Americans have put aside their own family...

Talking politics at Thanksgiving shouldn’t be taboo

Talking politics at Thanksgiving shouldn’t be taboo

By Anne Marie Yurik | For The Pitt News

November 19, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

What do you do when someone close to you says something about a topic in the news you find simply reprehensible? Oftentimes, the instinct is to shut up and pretend it didn’t happen — something that’s especially true over the holidays. If your Thanksgiving expectations are similar to mine, y...

Christmas: the most wonderful two months of the year

Christmas: the most wonderful two months of the year

By Alexis Buncich | For The Pitt News

November 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Based on my friends’ Snapchats, the last moments before the Christmas season ended the night of Halloween. Everyone was still getting into their Halloween candy when suddenly, the clock struck midnight — and each Snapchat story was filled with carols as my friends traded jack-o’-lanterns for S...

You’re cracking me up

By The Working Mom by Kay Luna, from the Quad-City Times

November 5, 2009


Filed under Archives

I'm LOVING all the Turkey-Day disaster stories you're posting for me. They're hilarious - and you're making me feel a little bit better (just a wee bit) about holiday cooking. I mean, everyone flubs up now and then. Then, we can all laugh about it later! HAHA! So, please - keep the stories coming. I t...

Turkey-day disasters

By The Working Mom by Kay Luna, from the Quad-City Times

November 3, 2009


Filed under Archives

Hey, why don't they tell you to look in BOTH ends of the frozen turkey before you cook it (or do they, and I just ignored it???!!!)? Ha! Because I nearly cooked a plastic bag full of giblets (eeeuuuwwwww!!!) the last time I attempted to cook a turkey for the holidays. Therefore, that was the last time I ever a...

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