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What We Are Thankful For This Thanksgiving

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The Rambler staff would like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. Before heading off on our break, we took a few minutes to reflect on what we are thankful for this Thanksgiving.

I am thankful for the opportunity of being able to attend Prep. I am thankful for the many teachers that work hard for my education every day at the school, especially Mrs. Kim, Mrs. Worline, and Mr. Markley. I am thankful for my family, friends, and colleagues for sticking by me so far, and helping me to be my best. I am thankful for my journalism class, for its wonderful crew, who support each other and continue to improve The Rambler. I am thankful for Mr. Murnock and Mr. Swanson, who continue to lead the school in the direction that befits the students, no matter
how hard it gets for them. Thank you all for everything and have a great Thanksgiving!
-Dan Basheer

As the holiday season rolls around we like to call to mind what we are thankful for and try to be grateful for all the gifts God has given to us. When I try to call to mind everything I am thankful for I instantly think of family, friends, food, home, etc. I am certainly thankful for all those
things, but I’m also thankful for my hair. God has blessed me with a thick, luscious, and stylish head of hair. If I did not have such gorgeous flow my life would not be the same. Every day I wake up, look in the mirror, and thank God for creating me in his loving image and giving me alluring hair.
-Daniel Bauman

I am thankful for my Cathedral Prep brothers. In the past four years, the class of 2015 has really been through it all. We were present for the loss of both Mrs. Mullen and Mr. Del Rio, so we are among the most enduring classes. I think that because of this, I can speak for us all and say we are all thankful for life. Slightly less than that, I am also very thankful for our leaders here in the journalism club, Mr. Hubert and Ryan Signorino. Mr. Hubert has brought The Rambler from being a rag with some jokes on it to being a reputable news source. Thank you, Mr. Hubert.
-Eli Chase

The things I’m thankful for are slightly unique and varied. As with many of the other boys at Cathedral Prep I am thankful for the ability to go to Prep as well as my parents who push me and stretch to make ends meet and keep me at Prep. My family is incredibly influential and has helped me leave behind the public school system in turn for something better for me, so for them I am incredibly grateful. Additionally I am thankful for all of the creative people in the world who have dedicated their lives to inspiring and entertaining everyone with their brilliance.
-Joey Hickin

I am thankful for so many things in life. The first and most important thing that I am thankful for is my family. They show so much love and compassion towards me, and they are the reason that I am on this earth today. My family is always there for me, and that is the reason that we celebrate Thanksgiving together. I am also extremely thankful for the friends that I have. They are the ones that show me comfort and give me great memories. The final thing I am thankful for is my faith and God. I am so grateful for where he has put me on this earth and everything that he has provided me with. Often we take all of these things for granted when they are the most valuable things we have.
-Jack Kloecker

I am thankful for many things over this Thanksgiving holiday, and almost every day for that matter. I am thankful for my family. I do not always show this, but I could never be where I am at now without my family to always be there for me in difficult times. I am also thankful for all of my friends; they are always there for me, but they don’t have to be (like a family). They choose to always be at my side. I am thankful for being where I am. There are always people in a more difficult situation than myself, so I am thankful that God has given me a good life. I am thankful for all the blessings God has put in my life.
-Patrick McCormick

The things I am thankful for this Thanksgiving are my family and being around my family as well as also just being able to see one another at Thanksgiving and enjoy all the food. I am also thankful for the school I go to, the good education I get from the school I attend, and all of my helpful and hard-working teachers who teach me and get me ready for the college level. Another thing I am thankful for is my parents, and I am thankful for them because they put clothes on my back and food on the table. I am also thankful for the ability to buy me my own car and put gas in my car. I am also thankful for Mr.Hubert because he is teaching me how to write articles and be a good journalist.
-Chris Muldrew

I am thankful for a lot of different aspects of my life, and Thanksgiving is always a great time to reflect on all that I have been blessed with. One thing I am most certainly thankful for in my life is my family, especially my mother who always is there for me. Another very important group of people for me to be thankful for is the senior class of 2015 at Prep. I have made a ton of memories over the past couple of years and really appreciate all the memories I have made. Finally, I am probably the most thankful for my health and all the great items I have been blessed with from God, including my house, my car, and a wide variety of objects I have that others are not as fortunate to have.
-Edward Ruff III

With Thanksgiving approaching, I want to reflect on what I’m thankful for. As I was writing this article, I realized that I am very thankful for the new game on my iPad called Crossy Road. It is a great new game created by the Hipster Whale company. The concept of the game is exactly like the classic game Frogger. But, in this game you start off with a chicken as the main character that you use. While trying to dodge traffic and hopping over rivers, you also collect as many coins as possible. You can then use these coins to buy new characters, which are sweet. They have more than 50 characters in the game that range from cats and dogs to frogs, horses, and people. Crossy Road is a fun and enjoyable game to take your mind off the stresses of the day.
-Sean Reed

This Thanksgiving, I have a lot to be thankful for. I am thankful for Odell Beckham Jr. who is the lone bright spot on a struggling New York Giants team. I am thankful for my hockey teammates for giving their 100 percent effort on the ice day in and day out. I am thankful for the police men who undergo scrutiny and discrimination so that we can be kept safe to live a better life. Mostly, I am thankful for my friends and family this year, for making sacrifices and pushing me to become the best person I can be.
-Joe Sala

As another year comes to a close, the holiday seasons brings out the kindness in all of us. As for what I am thankful for, I am going to echo one of last year’s most talented writers, Sean Taylor. Sean is by far the wittiest person I have had the privilege of meeting, and when asked what he was thankful for only one year ago, he said that he was thankful for his pancreas. This is an insight that is beyond even me, as I often forget about my pancreas. So I thank Sean Taylor for bringing the pancreas and its duties to my attention, and I am incredibly thankful for what my pancreas does for me.
-Ryan Signorino

I am thankful for the mere life that I am able to lead. I know that a lot of people are not as lucky as I am when it comes to going to a good high school and being able to pursue my own hobbies and things outside of my school life. What is there not to be thankful of? I was put into the place where I was, and I have no right to really dislike anything. My own free will (which I am also thankful for) is my own. Nobody else can take that. I was lucky, and I happily recognize it as well.
-Conrad Weiser

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