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People gather at the UW-Whitewater Warhawk Connection Center to listen to a presentation on the origins of Thanksgiving Nov. 22 2022.

The origin of Thanksgiving

Alicia Dougherty, Campus News Editor November 28, 2022

What comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving? Perhaps you may think of friends and family gathering at a table of beautifully prepared food or some good old fashioned football. You may also think...

Photo taken during the Friendsgiving in Esker on November 16.

Students gobble up campus friendsgiving

Libby Nabhan, Assistant Campus Editor November 20, 2022

Each year families sit around the dining table on the 3rd week of November, eating food that makes them feel like home, talking about how thankful they are for the things the past year has brought, or...

UW-Whitewater students gathering around a table of food while enjoying a Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving: Sharing a table with friends over family

Felicity Knabenbauer, Lifestyle Editor November 14, 2021

Thanksgiving. That time of year where everyone packs their bags and makes their way to their family home to partake in the festivities and tradition of gorging on a delicious turkey while watching some...

Thanksgiving must-haves

Thanksgiving must-haves

Makayla Fedler, Editor November 15, 2020

Thanksgiving is a time to come together with friends and family to give thanks for the things we appreciate in life around an ultra feast. It's expected that at least one certain family member is going...

“I am thankful for my friends who keep me sane and bring good vibes in my life.”
-Brooke Menzies, 22

Giving thanks

November 15, 2020

Stay thankful this holiday season

Stay thankful this holiday season

December 4, 2018

We love Thanksgiving here at the Royal Purple. The holiday means good food with people we love, and it also serves as a reminder that through all the crazy, stressful things that happen in life, there...

Column by 
Mary Davisson
Assistant Arts & Rec. Editor

Valentine ideas and gory old traditions

February 2, 2016

Feb. 2, 2016 There are worse things than being single on Valentine’s Day. This is one of those times in the year when people are subconsciously obligated to find someone “special-enough” to do...

First Thanksgiving

First Thanksgiving

December 4, 2013

Dec. 4, 2013 Exchange student describes encounter with American tradition By Michael Riley Senior Chutilearn “Fai” Treechanasamoot, an international student from Thailand, spent her first...

Fighting for her life

November 28, 2012

  For Sandy Devitt-Mascari, going to school was a way to live out her dreams and a reason to get out of bed while she was going through intense chemotherapy treatment. “I had come to the realization...

Black Friday sales overshadow the point of Thanksgiving

November 26, 2012

There is no arguing that the day after Thanksgiving brings some of the best sales of the year to many stores. It can be fun to go out in the wee hours of the morning to join the Black Friday crowds, each...

Hunger Games comes to campus

November 7, 2012

  Happy Hunger Games! This Thanksgiving season, UW-Whitewater residence halls will be competing in the “Whitewater Hunger Games.” Though there will be no fighting to the death in this...

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