Archive | November, 2014

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Thanksgiving Luncheon at H.C.C.

Posted on 26 November 2014 by

It’s Turkey Time! On Monday November 24, 2014, Housatonic students gathered in the Lafayette Hall Cafeteria to enjoy a Thanksgiving Luncheon, sponsored by the Student Senate. Stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey, gravy, rice and beans, salad, and a green bean and carrot vegetable medley were on the menu. There were also sodas and water for beverages, […] Continue Reading…

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Read Our Special Thanksgiving Content

Posted on 24 November 2014 by

Just Added 11/26!   Learn about the Monday’s Thanksgiving Luncheon at HCC.   Creating the Perfect Thanksgiving Atmosphere: How to Pimp Out Your Thanksgiving Table No Turkey, No Problem: A Vegetarian’s Take on Thanksgiving : Ever wonder what Thanksgiving was like for a vegetarian? Victoria Tomis gives her take on it and includes some tasty […] Continue Reading…

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Should Stores Be Open on Thanksgiving?

Posted on 24 November 2014 by

In the last couple of weeks, there has been a great deal of conversation on social media and elsewhere about what some are now calling “Black Thursday,” the increasing number of stores that choose to open on Thanksgiving with special sales, thereby requiring at least some of their employees to work on the holiday.   While […] Continue Reading…

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Creating the Perfect Thanksgiving Table Atmosphere

Posted on 24 November 2014 by

Thanksgiving is a time spent with family and those close to you; eating, watching the game, and catching up with those who you have not talked to in a while. Like most families, the hosting house changes yearly. Last year was Grandma’s house, and now it is your turn to prepare most of the food […] Continue Reading…

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Thanksgiving: For What It’s Worth

Posted on 24 November 2014 by

Full disclosure, and I think a lot people can in one way or another agree or connect with this, Thanksgiving at my home every year is nothing more than a straight shit show that usually by its end has utterly evolved, or devolved, into absolute Hell on Earth. This is not to say Thanksgiving is […] Continue Reading…

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Beyond Food

Posted on 24 November 2014 by

When you hear the word “Thanksgiving,” most people instantly think of food. However, there is more to the holiday than just gorging on turkey and mashed potatoes until you hate yourself. “I like coming together as a family and talking about what has happened over the past year,” said Peter Parkes, an HCC student. Parkes’s […] Continue Reading…

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Black Friday: A Dark Day Indeed

Posted on 24 November 2014 by

Black Friday, your yearly dose of economic irrationality and a dark day indeed. It’s Thanksgiving night and thousands of people are gathering together, not to spend time with their families and give thanks, but to get great bargains at their favorite stores. Thanksgiving hasn’t even officially ended and already parking spots are filling up and […] Continue Reading…

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No Turkey, No Problem: A Vegetarian’s Take on Thanksgiving

Posted on 24 November 2014 by

Chances are you’ve been there. The lone vegetarian picking at the side dishes, filling your plate up with the fringe offerings and brushing off comments from well-meaning (or particularly cantankerous) relatives and guests. Or worse, you’re faced with the unappetizing brown glob that’s otherwise known as Tofurkey. Choking down a slice with all eyes on […] Continue Reading…

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A Novel in Four Days

Posted on 24 November 2014 by

How long does it take to write a novel? Every November people try to write one in a month. It’s called National Novel Writing Month, and the goal is to write 50000 words. It’s a simple idea and daunting at the same time. There are all sorts of tips and tricks but the mostly boil […] Continue Reading…

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After-Turkey Oblivion and How to Avoid It

Posted on 21 November 2014 by

It is the meal that we wait all year for; the one for which we spend countless days and hours finding recipes, buying ingredients and preparing to share with our families. All of this time and effort climaxes with a few hours spent gathered ‘round the dinner table, everyone stuffing their faces with turkey, stuffing, […] Continue Reading…