Posted on 21 November 2011 by sbogsmhs
By: Claire Nash [Photo Editor]
It’s Monday afternoon November 21st 2011. She is sitting in her third block class, science matter with Mr. Perkins. She chats with her friends about her plans for Thanksgiving. School can be a bit stressful so she is excited for the break.
Haley Clifton, sophomore is pumped up for the break. “Absolutely, I am excited for Thanksgiving break, because there is no school and that’s why!” exclaimed Haley. Break is a time to unwind and hang with family or at least to Haley that is what it is for. Haley is thankful for a lot of things. “I am most thankful for my friends and family,” she stated. Haley is going to Davenport for Thanksgiving dinner, and on Friday she plans of Black Friday shopping! “I plan on waking up and going shopping around 4:30 a.m. in Cedar Rapids,” she said. She plans on having a great Thanksgiving while just hanging with her loved ones.
Haley Clifton, sophomore
Posted on 18 November 2010 by sbogsmhs
By: Danielle Tiernan, Vox Editor
Thanksgiving break is just around the corner. Only a few more days until break and Thanksgiving! Which means for some time off from school or work and good food! But, some wonder what the point is of coming to school for just Monday and Tuesday.
It’s nice to come to school because then we won’t have to make up those days at the end of the year, and if we didn’t have school those days, then it would be 10 days without school, and Christmas break is 11 days long. So is it necessary to have thanksgiving break one less day than Holiday break? Not really, although it would be nice to have two 10-day breaks with in a month, Holiday break has more than one holiday within those 11 days. It would probably also make the school year a little longer and no one wants to stay even longer during the summer.
Some students would love to have 10 days off of school, because it’s the first big break since summer, and many people travel during Thanksgiving to see family members, so if there was no school Monday and Tuesday it would be easier for those people to travel without their kids having to miss school and worry about missing something really important.
There are both pros and cons to having school on the Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving, but either way just be happy that we get a couple days off from school, even if it’s not a day break, there’s only a few more weeks until Holiday break!
Posted on 24 November 2009 by tjansenmhs
Tylar Jansen, Activities Editor
By: Tylar Jansen, Activities Editor
Hair pulling. Women hitting eachother. People getting trampled. What causes all this madness? The day store workers dread, Black Friday!
Black Friday is a day where many stores have sales that are too good to miss, to get ready for the holidays. If you’re a shopper you get to save a lot, but the question is how far would a shopper go to get that last medium sweater?
The Friday after Thanksgiving is suppose to be a day where people save money and get their holiday shopping done, but throughout the years there has been many mishappenings such as punching, trampling when stores open their doors at the early morning hours and even stabbing all for the last video game that their son or even husband might need. Now is this really necessary? Shoppers think so, but what about the store workers?
The managers like it because they’re rolling in the big bucks from the crazy moms with their credit cards, trying to make a good deal but working that day starting at 3 am or closing at midnight can’t be fun. Especially working at a clothing store where it seems like no customer knows how to fold clothes or put the item back at the table it belongs, and particulary this day it will get 300 times worse because every shopper wants to get in the store fast, get a deal, even if it means to pull it from another lady, and get out.
If a person wishes to get up early and deal with other wackos who will do anything to get their daughter the pair of jeans she’ll die without or the game system her son needs, then best wishes to them. To those poor workers, the best of luck and hope that the store doesn’t run of the size that crazy lady with a purse needs.