Thanksgiving dinners still happening for half

Zael Zuniga, reporter

Half of Morton East students are going to a Thanksgiving.

According to, Originally, Thanksgiving is celebrated every third week of November on Thursday. Friends and Families gather together to celebrate how thankful they are for what they got. Until now, we have to have limit amount of contact with anybody physically, Covid-19 has been taking over the U.S. since March of this year. The CDC has provided some information on this year’s Thanksgiving, they’re suggesting that people can celebrate it outside with a limit amount of guests. Another option the CDC has accepted was to host one indoor but to make sure everybody bring their own plates, utensils, and food. In a random survey of ten Morton East Students, five are going to a Thanksgiving.

“Thanksgiving is a time where I can be with my family cook up some good food to the family,” Morton East senior Alex Castro said.

The holiday brings all the family members to be grateful for one another.

“Thanksgiving gatherings should be limited to those who live in your household, if you truly appreciate and thankful for your family you wouldn’t have a huge gathering,” Morton East senior Anthony Nunez said.

As much as you love your family, you have to realize Covid-19 is real and you can’t have everybody with you. One way taking care of your family is focusing on their well-being.

“I feel like people should just spend it with the people they live with because one of your other family members could have it and you wouldn’t know and then all your family could get it,” Morton East senior Velia Rosalinda Flores said.

It’s better to be safe than sorry, although spending time with family is necessary. You have to be well aware of them and must keep your distance.