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Students cautious about returning home for Thanksgiving

A student walks towards the University Center.
November 20, 2020

Students are taking precautions before returning home for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving break starts Nov. 25, after which all classes will continue online. Some students will be heading home for break...

Opinion: Stay safe for Thanksgiving break

Thanksgiving message with pumpkins on a blue background
November 4, 2020

In about three weeks, most of us will be going home for Thanksgiving break. I know that I am personally worried about being around family members because of the pandemic. The last thing I would want...

Fall commencement to be ticketed

Fall commencement to be ticketed
August 18, 2017

The Fall commencement ceremony will now require tickets to attend due to safety concerns with overcrowding. “We start to evaluate and predict what the number of people attending will look like early...

Medicine for the heart

Medicine for the heart
November 16, 2016

In this post-election season, I feel we have forgotten something very important. We have forgotten Thanksgiving; we have forgotten to be thankful. I remember growing up, my mother had my siblings and...

Tough to give thanks

November 11, 2015

“Oh, your friend’s pretty okay, for a black feller.” “You can have your husband do that for you when you’re older.” “People are gay because they have shoulder demons.” Yes, these are...

International students to experience American Thanksgiving in Chicago

November 18, 2014

Tom Gibbons isn't going home for Thanksgiving this year, but it's hard to blame him. His hometown is nearly 4,000 miles away. Gibbons, a sophomore history major, is from Warrington, England, about halfway...

Event Alert: Thanksgiving semi-formal

November 20, 2013

The Housing and Residence Life staff will host a Thanksgiving dance, giving students the chance to give to charity and celebrate before the holidays. The Thanksgiving Semi-Formal will be held Nov. 22...

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