For some badgers, Thanksgiving is strictly about being thankful. Other badgers think more about food and traditions when it comes to time to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.
On the day of Thanksgiving, a majority of students will be celebrating the holiday with a big meal, whether that be with friends, family, or both. “[My favorite food on thanksgiving day would be] this unique dish that my family makes, it’s called carrot souffle. It’s made of mashed carrots with brown sugar as well as powdered sugar on top of it,” Lexus Cline, a freshman at Snow College shares. Other badgers, such as Landon Nielson don’t have a unique family dish, “[our family is] kinda basic, I do like the cream corn we make though.”
Thanksgiving isn’t just about the food, so what do badgers do after the meal? Dax Steggell, a freshman at Snow College shares what he does after his traditional Thanksgiving meal, “I usually participate in a very physical flag football game on Thanksgiving morning with my dad’s high school teammates. Old men, while prone to weak ankles, do not understand what a flag is in flag football. It’s alright though cause they’re too slow anyway.” Some badgers might not like sports, or it’s just not a part of their tradition. Zeelan Tanner a freshman at Snow shares, “[After Thanksgiving dinner, the first thing I do is] help clean up (of course). And then we usually just sit around talking.”
“[A holiday tradition around Thanksgiving that I like is] shooting clay pigeons or aiming at old cars and seeing who could put bullet holes in them.” Nielson shares his favorite thanksgiving tradition. Sam McKee, a freshman at Snow states “My family has a really unique tradition. We would spend the weeks before Thanksgiving planning.” While Thanksgiving is mostly centered on food, it is also about being thankful for what one has. Cline shares, “[My favorite part about Thanksgiving is] appreciating my family and people’s diversity.”