Thanksgiving plans change for students due to COVID-19
By Nira Dayanim
Topping off an unprecedented semester due to COVID-19, a holiday that is usually spent surrounded by family and friends has been scaled back, shifted, and in some cases, canceled.
This year, Thanksgiving is taking place in the midst of the largest spike in cases since the beginning of the ...
Food insecurity gets real at Oxfam UMD Hunger Banquet
By Colleen Crowley
For many students at this university, Thanksgiving involved abundant feasts and showing thanks for their good fortune this year.
Just days after the holiday, Oxfam America at the University of Maryland showed their fellow students just how fortunate they truly are.
Thanksgiving playbook: Jewish Terps reflect on Turkey Day sports traditions
By Elizabeth Torres Loewenthal
Ari Neugeboren made over $100 on Thanksgiving day. He didn’t work or sell a thing. Instead, he placed bets on Thanksgiving football games.
Neugeboren, a sophomore journalism and government and politics major, is a Washington Redskins fan, but he’s not a faithful one. ...
Is there a Jewish way to celebrate Thanksgiving?
By Hallie Kay
Thanksgiving, like other holidays, has traditions dating back many years. Jewish holidays typically have some sort of family or togetherness component, whether it be breaking the fast with family on Yom Kippur, or having a large family seder meal on Passover.
Many Jewish students celebrate ...
Thanksgiving break good time to help others, volunteer
With only a few short days to spend at home, deciding how to divide one’s time between catching up with old friends, catching up with homework and spending time with family is a real challenge. In some ways, Thanksgiving “break” tends to be just as busy as the rest of the school year.
However, it is important to recognize that as college ...