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A slice of sweet potato pie is served on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff file photo

Sharing an international perspective on Thanksgiving

Quézia Arruda Cunha, Reporter November 23, 2022

People talking loudly, children running around the table, music louder than aunts in the beauty salon. This is the most realistic and familiar scene, when I remember my country – Brazil. I believe...

A slice of sweet potato pie is served on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff file photo

Thanksgiving: A holiday glow up

Sarah Michels November 18, 2021

I used to abhor Thanksgiving. For a holiday marketed as some fantastic feast, I couldn’t fathom why turkey was the star of the show. I personally preferred ham, and I could never understand why anyone...

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Gavin Colton December 5, 2019

I set the table while Mom faffed about the kitchen, mashing potatoes, carving turkey, and stirring the gravy, licking it off of the wooden spoon and muttering to herself, “more pepper.” I joined Dad...

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How to thank the earth this Thanksgiving

Brianna Stanley November 21, 2019

When we feel truly grateful for someone, the way we show appreciation for them is rarely by taking out a club and walloping them, cartoon-caveman style. Exceptions may be made for particular siblings,...

Dueling columns

Dueling Columns: Stuff your turkey, Christmas can wait

Bailey Vandiver November 16, 2017

It’s Thanksgiving season, not Christmas season. Turn down the Christmas music and listen to the turkeys gobble.I went to sleep on Halloween night excited for the best time of the year to begin the following...

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