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DiNunzio: Friendsgiving Sails Above Thanksgiving

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A turkey enjoys not being eaten. Turkey may be part of traditional Thanksgiving meals, but Friendsgiving feasts can be much more flexible.

WOODBURY — Awkwardly hugging relatives you haven’t seen in a year, dressing up in itchy-sticky clothing, and eating dinner at 2 in the afternoon — ah, Thanksgiving. 

Though Thanksgiving has a good sentiment — to give thanks — you can do the same thing at Friendsgiving. 

Friendsgiving? Well, that’s the bigger and better spin-off to the old Thanksgiving. Friendsgiving is when your friends gather for dinner on or near Thanksgiving. Each person picks food to bring, and there’s no limit.

So no more awkward questions from your distant cousins or grandmas. How’s school? What are your grades? Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend? 

Your friends already know everything!

Nonnewaug senior Madison Ocasio enthusiastically thinks Friendsgiving is better than Thanksgiving. 

“With Friendsgiving, there’s no family drama and no one judging you on how much you eat. I can’t wait for it,” said Ocasio. 

Senior Alex Chaberek agrees. 

“No annoying family members, no dry food,” Chaberek said. “It’s better than Thanksgiving because you’re with your friends. You get to munch.”

No more slimy ham or mushy casserole. Brownies, mac and cheese, and anything else your heart desires is a part of Friendsgiving. 

“For Friendsgiving, I am going to be bringing chips and dip, chicken, and baked mac and cheese,” said Ocasio.

“I am bringing ice cream cake to Friendsgiving along with sweet potatoes with marshmallows,” said Chaberek.

Join in on the festivities and I promise you’ll have fun.

This is the opinion of Chief Advocate editor-in-chief Izzy DiNunzio.

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Izzy DiNunzio '24, Editor-in-Chief
Izzy DiNunzio is the editor-in-chief for the Chief Advocate and a four-year journalism student. Izzy wants to go to Florida State next fall and major in criminology with a potential minor in journalism.
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