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Christmas Capitalism unfair to workers, buries true meaning

Christmas Capitalism unfair to workers, buries true meaning

11/15/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor  The halls are decked, the stockings are hung, the mochas are minty and it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet. ‘Tis the season, I suppose, but every year, the season comes sooner. Malls were adorned with ornate bulbs and towering trees as early as Nov. 1. Stores sent out their […]

Black Friday is a cultural tradition, albeit a problematic one

Black Friday is a cultural tradition, albeit a problematic one

11/15/2018 By Zoe Stratos | Staff Columnist In 2017, more than 70 million people participated in the busiest shopping day of the year: Black Friday. However, with all of the discounts, clearances, price tags slashed and doorbusters up for grabs, is the tradition really worth all the trouble braving sale-crazy crowds? After factoring all of […]

Black Friday feeds into consumerism, loses Thanksgiving spirit

Black Friday feeds into consumerism, loses Thanksgiving spirit

By Duke Staff 11/15/17 For most, the last Thursday of November is a time for food, relaxation and giving thanks. Recently, however, the idea and practice of Thanksgiving has been diluted by Black Friday. For years, Black Friday has come earlier and earlier, encroaching on the holiday we’re truly trying to celebrate. For many reasons, […]

Local stores spice up Black Friday shopping

Local stores spice up Black Friday shopping

By Madeline Bartos | Staff Writer This Black Friday, instead of getting caught up in the stampede, maybe it’s time to turn to local and independent businesses in Pittsburgh. Rather than going to Target, do your holiday shopping a little closer to the city. There are many family owned businesses in Pittsburgh. While there won’t […]

Let retail workers enjoy Thanksgiving

Let retail workers enjoy Thanksgiving

By Rebekah Devorak | Student Columnist There are three types of people on Thanksgiving. First is the increasingly rare person who savors every last bite of turkey and lingers for hours around the table in warm conversation. Second is the crazy coupon-er who scarfs down stuffing and passes on the pumpkin pie to instead snag […]

Whatever comes to mind: Black Friday loses charm

Whatever comes to mind: Black Friday loses charm

By George Flynn | Opinions Editor The holiday season was one of my favorite seasons as a child. I loved eating Thanksgiving dinner with my extended family. I adored celebrating Christmas with my sister and parents. Opening the gifts underneath the tree was the glorious moment I waited for every single year. As I got […]