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5 Things We Won’t Miss When We Go Home for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the first time some of us have been home since summer. I can’t wait to eat my weight in turkey and mashed potatoes and stuffing and rolls and pie and “apple cider,” stomp some people at Best Buy on Black Friday, and spend the entire weekend on the couch in my PJs with my cat (don’t judge me).

Whether you’re flying up to NorCal, driving home or crashing with a friend, here are some things you definitely won’t miss over your Thanksgiving break. (more…)

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How to Celebrate Thanksgivukkah

Allyson Adams / Daily BruinThis Thanksgiving marks the first time in 125 years that the holiday coincides with the first night of Hannukah. The lunisolar Hebrew calendar can have between 353 and 385 days in a year, while the Gregorian calendar is based on the solar calendar. The disparity between the two calendars means that Hannukah falls on a different time each year according to the Gregorian calendar. Here are some ways you can celebrate this once in a lifetime Thanksgivukkah event: (more…)

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5 Black Friday Alternatives in LA

I’ve never been very fond of Black Friday. I can’t really pinpoint any one reason, and I don’t really know why in all honesty. Perhaps it’s because I am not a competitive person, because I’d rather sleep after midnight than drive to the mall like a maniac, or because I’ve become more inclined to shop online from the peaceful confines of home (or my smartphone).

One way or another, I simply cannot come to accept the phrase used most often by Black Friday enthusiasts: “It’s really worth it!” Personally, to me it’s not worth sacrificing the cozy post-Thanksgiving feeling I get from doing whatever I have been doing instead of going Black Friday shopping for as long as I can remember. So here you go, five Black Friday alternatives in LA – a Mojo special for those of you that are staying on campus for Thanksgiving break and would prefer to avoid the utter madness that has come to define Black Friday.


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