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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week of Nov. 16

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  • Celebrating Thanksgiving safely
    • Thanksgiving won’t look the same for anyone this year, but that doesn’t mean we have to lose the spirit of the holiday! Have dinner with your roommates if you’re staying on campus or have a family Zoom hangout. Your grandparents may struggle with technology, but it’s better than giving them COVID.
  • Comfort food
    • Thanksgiving is one of the few holidays centered around the meal itself, and it does not fail to bring home the turkey. Thanksgiving dinner covers all the bases: mac & cheese, turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce—there is no wrong answer. After spending all semester eating dining hall food, comfort food is especially comforting. 

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  • Traditions won’t be the same
    • No matter the tradition, holiday celebrations are going to be different this year. A holiday that is centered around gathering with the ones you love loses the crucial aspect of gathering. Although FaceTime and Zoom meetings offer a semi-solution, the bottom line is that traditions just won’t be the same. 
  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
    • One of the most iconic and beloved Thanksgiving traditions, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, has had to face the reality of COVID. This year, the event will consist entirely of theatrical and musical performances, excluding the usual floats and march along Fifth Avenue. While Santa will still be here to usher in Christmas, he’s not going to have crowds of people and a sea of floats to welcome him. 

Featured image by Allyson Mozeliak / Heights Editor

November 20, 2020