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When did it become Black Thursday??

The holidays are coming!  Are you going to go shopping after Thanksgiving to hunt down the best deals at stores, or are you going to keep warm and out of the crowds in your homes by a nice fireplace?  Well, read to see what RB students think about all the after Thanksgiving madness shopping.

Christine Vassos

The holidays are coming! Are you going to go shopping after Thanksgiving to hunt down the best deals at stores, or are you going to keep warm and out of the crowds in your homes by a nice fireplace? Well, read to see what RB students think about all the after Thanksgiving madness shopping.

Christine Vassos, Staff Reporter

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Have you seen all those shopping commercials for the best deals after Thanksgiving?   Well, then you’d better stuff down that Thanksgiving turkey in the oven, because Black Friday has turned into Black Thursday.  Why wait until the day after Thanksgiving to wake up early, hurry, and get the best deals, when you can go after your Thanksgiving dinner and get the same deals that night?  Then, you can sleep in on Friday morning.

This year, retailers are pushing harder and earlier to make their end of year sales pushes, making Thanksgiving more about shopping than about eating turkey, watching football, and giving thanks for all that we already have and for our loved ones.  Many retail employees now have to work on Thanksgiving Day in order to work for all those shoppers who want the lowest deals of the year.

Are the deals even really worth it?  Here’s what some of our Bulldogs thought about the whole Black Thursday/Friday madness:

Quite a few RB students are all into staying up late or waking up early along with all the other shoppers, just to find and purchase the lowest deals on holiday gifts of the season.  These are the true shop-until-you-drop bargain hunters at RB.  Junior Abby Spankroy says she will go to the Super Target in Broadview at 3:00A.M. on Black Friday for Christmas gifts for her family.  Also Junior Catherine Jasionowski feels the same way about shopping on Black Friday, and says on that day, caffeine will be her best friend for waking up early to go shopping.  Also the Shaw sisters, Sophomore Cisella Shaw and Senior Camilla Shaw, say that they go to multiple malls and do not sleep to find the best deals.  These girls know how to figet the most out of their money during the holiday season.

Still other RB students would rather just stay at home on the Black Thursday and Friday shopping days.  Freshman Clare Payne says Black Friday shopping is crazy and she avoids it.  Also Senior Caitlin Parisi feels the same way and said that she has never had the opportunity to go, but she thinks all those people who get up at midnight are insane. Parisi believes that, if you want good deals without people pepper spraying you in the face, just go a few months earlier to get a majority of your shopping done so what you want is on the shelves or just go online shopping.

Whether you do decide to go out and fight the crowd for all the after-Thanksgiving shopping specials or just decide to stay in, do keep your priorities straight that Thanksgiving is centered on being around family and loved ones and about enjoying some good food and giving thanks for all that we are fortunate enough to have.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break, Bulldogs!

Want to see Carey’s Comix cartoon take on Black Friday?  Click here!

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When did it become Black Thursday??