Editorial: Thanksgiving

Our recent editorial topics have been pretty heavy. In the past couple months, we have written about the heroin epidemic, police brutality and the election. With Thanksgiving approaching, the editorial staff decided to lighten things up by writing what we’re thankful for as YSU students.

I’m thankful for all of the great friends YSU has brought me. The people the university has given me access to are some of the smartest, kindest and most giving individuals I have ever met. There isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not thankful for the friendships I’ve made and the companionship these pals have provided. It doesn’t matter if I’m on top of the world or sitting at the bottom, my friends are with me every step of the way. Enjoy your time off, take a break and knock back a few with some of your closest buds.         -Gabby Fellows

I’m really thankful for Thanksgiving break, especially given that this is my final semester and it’s been a bit overwhelming. I love working at The Jambar, but having a week off will hopefully allow me to catch my breath (and to get Dr. Helsel an updated draft of my Economics senior project). But just in general, I’m constantly taken aback by the generosity of the faculty at YSU. We have a lot of great professors that are willing to go above and beyond for their students (more than I can name right now). I would encourage all students to take advantage of that, and to express their thanks.          -Justin Wier

I’m very thankful to be a part of The Jambar. It has helped me sharpen the skills I’ll need in my future career, plus I work with creative, fun and intelligent people. Seriously, find an organization or job on campus that you enjoy, because it enriches your college experience. I’m also very thankful for my professors, who are compassionate and committed to helping their students (especially Cary Wecht, thanks for your words of encouragement and for helping me with my thesis). Finally, I am extremely thankful to have a few days off school next week, I can finally catch up on homework and spend time with my fabulous friends and family. I hope you have an enjoyable Thanksgiving break! Kick back and relax.       -Samantha Phillips

I’m thankful for the journalism department and its staff. The journalism department has provided me with new experiences over the last three and a half years. Between classes and The Jambar, I’ve had multiple opportunities to improve as a journalist, gain experience in my field and network with professionals across the country. Journalism has forced me to become more social and make new friends that I never would have socialized with in the past. If my professors didn’t force me out of my shell, I would have never experienced the best parts of being a college student. Thank you to everyone who’s helped me come this far.  -Dan Hiner

I am so thankful for all of the friends I have at YSU. Everyone in the theater and English departments has been so supportive of me as I finish up my last semester at YSU. Being here and working with my peers and YSU’s faculty has helped me grow so much as a person, and makes me feel prepared for whatever the future throws at me. I am especially thankful for The Jamily, who has become my second family. Even when I’ve had some of the hardest, most frustrating days, everyone at The Jambar has always been able to make me laugh and smile. I hope that everyone at YSU finds a second family like this while they are here. Thank you everyone so much.       -Amber Palmer