Bulldogs Giving Thanks in New Places

Carly Hawn, reporter

Thanksgiving is a time of family and togetherness. Most families gather during the week to share a meal and spread thankfulness. Some ignore it altogether in preparation for Christmas. Some spend the weekend worrying about which deals they can steal from different stores on black Friday. However, some Lakeview students are switching it up this year.

Senior Olivia Remmick traveled all the way to Texas this Thanksgiving break. During the week she was down south, she got to visit historical sites such as the Alamo. Not only did she get to see her Texan relatives, but Remmick also got to meet a few new additions to the family who were born earlier this year. 

Remmick tells me she feels “invigorated and excited about connecting with family”. 

After returning from her trip, Remmick explains that she also got to visit Moody Gardens, a zoo and amusement park in Galveston, Texas. A huge highlight of her trip is a “really sick parrot” Remmick was able to get close enough to take a picture of. 

“It was really fun,” Remmick remarks, “and I can’t wait to visit in the future.”

Another senior, Cassidy Hluchan, traveled big this Thanksgiving. She took a trip to New York in order to visit New York University, a college she hopes to attend next year. She got to familiarize herself with the campus and the surrounding city. 

Hluchan remarks, “I’m really excited because my plans are so unique this year. I’m really looking forward to it!”

While in the city, Hluchan got to visit famous landmarks such as Central Park and Radio City Music Hall.

“Manhattan was everything I dreamed it would be,” she tells me. “Being a tourist for a weekend and seeing the different aspects of the city was such a fun experience. I hope to go back soon.”

One final student, senior Brynn Yale, didn’t travel anywhere far, but had her own unique weekend over Thanksgiving break. Yale, a hardcore shopper, spent the weekend black Friday shopping at the Grove City Premium Outlets. She tells me she was less excited for the actual holiday, and more for the upcoming shopping spree. While she did spend a lot of time and money, Yale was excited to visit some of her favorite stores, such as American Eagle, Aerie, and Nike. 

Yale states, “Spending time with my family while shopping has been one of the best feelings this year. Last year with covid, it was hard and many relatives couldn’t come. We all had a fun time spending money and eating together!”

Whatever your plans this year, we at The Bulldog Bulletin hope you had a happy Thanksgiving and are looking forward to the next round of holidays. .