It’s officially November and Turkey Day is just around the corner. In a few days most of America will be sitting around a big table with their family eating as much as they can get their hands on. Thanksgiving originated in 1621 when Natives and Pilgrims joined together in a feast giving thanks for their harvest in the New World, but sometimes we forget this. This holiday—like many similar days such as Christmas and Easter—has become so commercialized with huge parades and gourmet meals that people lose sight of this day’s purpose. The whole reason this holiday started was centered around gratitude and humility, something that could be used a lot more than it currently is. Now, I don’t want to sound pessimistic, because I know many people, including myself, have family traditions where we each person around the table says something they are grateful for. Though we do this, I still don’t believe people truly understand how much there is to be grateful for and how fortunate most of us are. To help bring about a good feeling of gratitude this season, here are four things you need to know.
It’s a widely held belief that senior year is the easiest year for high schoolers. They get the best parking spots and get to eat lunch off campus. Well this year almost none of these are true since a quarter of the parking lots were removed, lunch is 25 minutes, and the whole idea of laziness being a trait unique to seniors is a joke. Seniors are facing the transition from high school to college, one of the most jarring experiences people have.
So for all the students, mostly seniors, having a hard time dealing with stress, here are some tips and tricks for you.
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