Our Thanksgiving

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By Mia Dusenberry

Thanksgiving has been around since the very birth of our country, and almost every American has been celebrating this fall holiday since, but not everyone celebrates it the same way. 

America has a larger immigration population than any other country in the world and is a melting pot of culture and life. With around 14.4% of the population being made up of immigrants, changes and differences in Thanksgiving meals are inevitable. 

Most of us recognize the traditional Thanksgiving feast to include a roast turkey, sweet potatoes, turkey stuffing, green beans, corn, dinner rolls, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. However this meal can be different for each household. 

If there’s one house you want to be at for Thanksgiving, it’s the senior creative writer Alex Friedrich’s. They said that their Thanksgiving meal includes mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, stuffing, fried rice, turkey (of course), home made apple sauce, shrimp, a charcuterie board, green bean casserole, pumpkin fritters, pumpkin pie, and an apple pie. The pumpkin fritters are Alex’s favorite. 

Ania Swift, a senior creative writer, says that her family’s thanksgiving is a Hispanic Thanksgiving that includes traditional foods like posolé with limon, tostadas with crema, ceviche, radishes and agua de jamaica. She says that her favorite food from her family’s Thanksgiving meal is ceviche. 

Josh, another senior creative writer, describes his family’s thanksgiving to include traditional soul food. His aunt is the main cook for Thanksgiving, where she makes baked mac n’ cheese, green beans, turkey, sweet potato, and hazelnut pie. Josh says soul food isn’t his favorite but he still likes to celebrate the holiday. 

There are so many differences between these student’s Thanksgiving meals, but they each celebrate it with their families in their own unique ways.

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