St. Mary’s students share their favorite Thanksgiving traditions

November 16, 2023

by Jayden Mendez

As thoughts of turkey and gravy dance in people’s heads, we asked a few St. Mary’s University students about their favorite holiday traditions. Here are some of their responses:

Clarissa Cortez

“My favorite holiday tradition is having Thanksgiving at my grandparents’ house with my family.”

Clarissa Cortez, a junior majoring in Exercise and Sports Science from San Antonio

Damon James

“One of my favorite holiday traditions is making gingerbread houses with my son.”

Damon James, a sophomore majoring in Biochemistry from St. Louis

Isabella Flores

“My favorite Thanksgiving activity is doing Turkey Trot 5Ks and looking at Christmas lights with my family.”

Isabella Flores, a sophomore majoring in Forensic Science from San Antonio

Donald Glacin

“I like spending time with my mom’s side of the family.”

Donald Glacin, a junior majoring in International and Global Studies from Cordova, Alaska

“My favorite thing about the holidays is spending time with family and cooking meals. Just having good vibes.”

Miranda Bella, a junior majoring in Forensic Science from Mission

Archangel Suarez

“My favorite tradition is sitting at the dinner table during Thanksgiving and saying what we’re thankful for.”

Archangel Suarez, a junior majoring in Management from San Antonio

Teresa Skidmore,

“My favorite thing to do during Thanksgiving is travel to New Orleans and cook with my mom.”

Teresa Skidmore, a sophomore majoring in Biochemistry from New Orleans
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