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The True History of Thanksgiving

The first Thanksgiving. Photo by Wikimedia Commons.

Elizabeth Daniels

November 15, 2018

Every year, on the fourth Thursday of November, the country pauses to celebrate Thanksgiving, a holiday to give thanks for what we have and to spend time with loved ones. However, despite it being such a prominent holiday, the true story of Thanksgiving is virtually unknown despite versions of th...

Zach Jackson joins our hosts on Inside the Den

Jackson joins the podcast along with Shawn Arnold

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule

November 25, 2015

This week is a special Thanksgiving edition of Inside the Den. Hayes and Justin discuss the holiday and give their family traditions. The guys are joined by former Mercer baseball player and founder of MUBeardown fan forum Shawn Arnold. Arnold discusses the ins and outs of Mercer athletics and tells...

Thanksgiving: Exiled from the holiday season

Christmas gingerbread house set on shelf directly by Halloween candy.

Gabriel Garcia, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2015

When I was about four years old, I learned that Christmas was actually a two month holiday which started on the first day of November — or at least that is what all of the stores and malls that I visited made me believe. It seems as if the jack-o-lanterns and ghosts on candy bags turn into Chr...

Thanksgiving: A day for mourning, not celebration

The debate continues over whether or not it is morally correct to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Meghan Duffey, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015

With Thanksgiving Day looming, we once again come to the same debate over whether or not it is morally correct to celebrate Thanksgiving.  Is it okay to celebrate the unfair treatment of Native Americans by our ancestors? Shouldn’t Thanksgiving, instead, be a day of remembrance and mourning? Ma...

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