Turn off your devices and get to the kitchen! Thanksgiving is coming up fast!


Annika Houck, Copy Editor

Before campuses shut down nationwide, everyone was used to computers and doing school work online, but the sit-in-front-of-your-screen-for-over-six-hours aspect of distance learning was never anticipated. As Thanksgiving approaches, students should take advantage of an opportunity to unplug.

It is the general assumption that teenagers spend far too many hours on their electronic devices each day. Distance learning has only increased the amount of time students are spending in front of screens. I think I speak for us all when I say a break would be much appreciated. 

Even though Thanksgiving break is shorter than in previous years, it is still the perfect time to claim that much-needed break. The holiday is traditionally a time to celebrate what we have in our lives and spend time with family and friends. 

So turn off your computers and set down your cell phone! Help with the cooking and enjoy three extra days of absolutely no school work. I think everyone can agree that preparing the Thanksgiving feast is an all-hands-on-deck situation. 

If cooking isn’t your thing, find a comfy spot in your house or your yard and just sit and enjoy some silence or a view. Read a book, paint a picture, start checking off your not-school-work-to-do list and enjoy yourself!