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May I Be Excused?

Jacqeuline Cantu

November 20, 2019

As if school wasn’t making you doubt yourself enough, annual family gatherings around the Thanksgiving table can make you even more anxious. Yes, I’m graduating soon, Auntie. No, I still don’t know what I want to do for a living. Family drama is no joke, and if Mom’s feelings wouldn’t get...

Christmas doesn’t belong before Thanksgiving

Christmas doesn’t belong before Thanksgiving

Lindsey Mione

November 20, 2019

Too much of a good thing can become a bad thing. Christmas displays are stores’ ways of getting your money; they get people into the holiday spirit. People are more inclined to purchase unnecessary items when the trees and lights are set up. They are money draws for retail. At home, I do not set...

Roadrunner Ramblings: Would you eat someone?

Roadrunner Ramblings

Brandon Armstead and Jose Chapa

November 16, 2018

    We talk about embarrassing personal stories and some of our favorite foods. Brandon Armstead Jose Chapa Brysen Streeter Triston Simpson-Bland Daniela Sosa...

Best and worst Thanksgiving foods


Triston Simpson-Bland

November 14, 2018

It is almost time to grab your fat pants, stuff your face and end up in a food coma, because Thanksgiving is right around the corner. This is the wonderful holiday where we stuff ourselves like balloons and say what we are thankful for. The tables will be stacked with all kinds of food, and I know y...

Controversial foods: Thanksgiving edition

Thanksgiving food on table

Heather Montoya

November 7, 2018

Thanksgiving is a beautiful holiday that demands us to acknowledge the blessings in our lives — at least for some people. For others, the main attraction of Thanksgiving is the food, a topic that can be deeply controversial. This has the potential to tear families apart, pitting brother against brother...

Vegan Thanksgiving

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Katrina Clements

November 15, 2017

When the holiday season rolls around, we tend to think of going home, spending quality time with friends and family and most importantly, eating food. This season is especially exciting for most people because it is a time of indulgence and feasting on all the great home-cooked traditional foods we grew up w...

The darkness behind Black Friday

People crowd the first floor of Macy’s department store as they open at midnight on November 23, 2012 in New York to start the store’s “Black Friday” shopping weekend.  AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA

Justice Lovin

November 8, 2017

On the 24th of November this year, something magical is going to happen. Without any fluctuation in the value of the dollar, products, for a few hours, will sell for considerably lower prices than they do on any other day of the year. And yet, they will be the same products. The Friday after thanksgiving is called Blac...

Holiday hypocrisy highlights our true values

Justice Lovin

November 30, 2016

Thanksgiving is a great holiday. It is a celebration of family and, if you accept the narrative rather than the historical record, of tolerance. Perhaps best of all, Thanksgiving is an opportunity to practice humility and appreciate the simple things in life. It is unfortunate that this celebration of t...

How soon is too soon to celebrate?

Ashlee Morales, The Paisano

Ashlee Morales

November 16, 2016

Every year, the holiday season seems to come earlier. I mean, somehow, celebrating Christmas from Nov. 1 through Dec. 25 has become commonplace. Don’t get me wrong, I love the holiday season, but I think it’s become less of a magical time of year and more of an in-your-face cycle of advertisements and sea...

Exercising and small portions through the holiday season

Graphic by Tristan Ipock

Abby Sharp

November 16, 2016

Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie — the list goes on and on. The holidays are sneaking up and we’re already getting excited to stuff our faces and watch football. There’s no other holiday more anticipated by a college student than the one that takes students back to their homes fo...

A not-so-traditional Turkey day

November 18, 2014

Michelle Siddiqui/The Paisano What’s on the menu this Thanksgiving? If you are looking for a couple of recipes sure to turn heads at the dinner table, then look no further. These unique turkey-day themed dishes will surely make you the MVP in the kitchen! Turkey, Cranberry and Gr...

Sincerely Sara: Winding down

November 19, 2013

John Flores With Thanksgiving and Christmas break approaching, many students are already daydreaming about holiday plans. Some have movies in mind while others look forward to catching up on all the sleep they lost during the semester. No matter what your plans are, this break will be ...