Top 5 Things To Do Over Thanksgiving Break

Top 5 Things To Do Over Thanksgiving Break

Fun things to do with friends and family.
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During Thanksgiving break, most of us are looking for fun and exciting things to do. It doesn’t have to be expensive and you don’t always have to drive far. During this break, it’s a great time for us to relax with friends and family and to sit back and look at what we’re thankful for. Here’s a list of the top five things to do over break:

1. Black Friday shopping

Black Friday occurs the day after thanksgiving and entails tons of people shopping from the early morning until the time the sun sets. On this day, there are sales going on in every store on everything. So many people participate in this well-known day and enjoy the competitive attitude the day holds.

2. A day trip to the mountains

Taking a day trip to the mountains Is a great way to get away from stress and work. After working hard in school it’s a great way to get outside and enjoy nature and get some fresh air. It’s also a good way to exercise and to appreciate nature in its realest form.

3. Go to an apple orchard

This is a great activity to do with a group of friends or family. Whether you go to pick apples or to eat all of the apple flavored treats, you’re in for a great time. One place in particular that is fun to go to is Sky Top Orchards in North Carolina. They have hundreds of apple trees and fun things to do on their property. From apple, flavored donuts to fresh apple cider and fun family games a day at Sky Top is a great place to make memories.

4. Have a bonfire

This is the best way to spend time with friends from home. Getting a big group and sitting around a fire singing and laughing is a great way to relax and catch up with everyone. This is such a fun way to get to know your friends and to learn to appreciate them.

5. Thanksgiving

The most important thing to do over break is enjoy Thanksgiving with your family! This is an important time to really appreciate all that you have and all of the people in your life who love and support you. With these people you have grown into the person you are and it’s a great time to sit back and appreciate all that you have.

After completing these five things it is easy to say that you had a successful and fun break!

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14 Fraternity Guy Gifts Ideas, Since He Already Has Enough Beer

Frat boys are a species of their own and here are some exciting gifts they will be ecstatic to receive!

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What more do frat boys love than alcohol, partying, and just acting stupid? Here are some gifts that help fulfill all of those needs for the frat boy in your life!

1. Beer holster belt

Whats better than one beer? Six beers! This fashionable camouflage accessory can be used for tailgates, beach days, formals and everything in between.

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2. Phone juul holder 

You know those cardholders everyone sticks on the back of their phones? Well, now a Juul holder for your phone is on the market! This will save your favorite frat boy from ever again losing his Juul!

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3. Animal house poster 

This Animal House poster is a classic staple for any frat boy. This poster will compliment any frat house decor or lack thereof.

Price: $1.95

4. The American Fraternity book

Does the frat boy in your life need a good read for Thanksgiving or winter break? Look no farther, this will certainly keep his attention and give him a history lesson on American fraternity heritage and tradition.

Price: $28.46

5. Beer pong socks 

These snazzy socks featuring beer pong will be loved by any frat boy. As for the way to any frat boy's heart may, in fact, be beer pong.

Price: $12.00

6. Condom case

This condom carrying case will not only protect condoms from damage but also make frat boys more inclined to practice safe sex, which is a win-win situation!

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7. Frat house candle

Ahhh yes, who does not like the smell of stale beer in a dark, musty frat house basement? Frat boys can make their apartment or bedroom back home smell like their favorite place with the help of this candle.

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8. "Frat" sticker

Frat boys always need to make sure everyone around them knows just how "fratty" they are. This versatile stick can go on a laptop, car, water bottle, or practically anywhere their little hearts desire.

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9. Natty Light t-shirt 

Even I will admit that this shirt is pretty cool. The frat boy in your life will wear this shirt at every possible moment, it is just that cool!

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10. Natty light fanny pack 

This fanny pack can absolutely be rocked by any frat boy. The built-in koozie adds a nice touch.

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11. Bud Light Neon Beer Sign 

A neon beer sign will be the perfect addition to any frat boys bedroom.

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12. Beer Opener

Although most frat boys' go to beers come in cans, this bottle opener will be useful for those special occasions when they buy nicer bottled beers.

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13. Frat House Dr. Sign

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Forget stealing random street signs, with this gift frat boys no longer have to do so.

14. Beer Lights 

Lights are an essential for any party and these will surely light up even the lamest parties.

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To The Friends I Couldn't Keep, I'm Sorry

If I could fix it, I would in a heartbeat. But I can't, so here I am.

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I didn't plan this. I didn't count this as one of the possibilities. Not us. We were..us. But here is the thing about us, when we came together we were so scared. We longed so badly for a community, a group, anything to make this strange new place feel like home and like teenagers do, we let feelings rule everything that happened from that point out.

Do you remember when we piled in that shitty Kia and somehow, by only the grace of God, we made it almost all the way across two states? And we didn't sleep when we got home, we got dressed and went to class. Do you remember all the nights with the lights low, lovers curled together, friends laughing. We all thought we had done it. We had taken this strange place and turned it into our homes, somewhere we could be for the rest of our lives, it seemed. It seemed like as long as we had each other, we were okay.

I remember sitting in the sand, watching as the sun sank behind the waves. I had always been afraid of the ocean, but as we sat there, I wasn't afraid of a jellyfish stinging me, or even the ocean whisking me away. Because there I was untouchable. That moment was made specifically for us. Later that night, I felt myself floating above the room and without consciously realizing what I was saying, I muttered: "God let me stay this way forever". You turned to me, all of you, and you just smiled and said: "I can drink to that".

We built hopes and dreams together and maybe you guys knew they were never going to happen, but I was banking on them. The side of my change jar has an "LV" and a Christmas tree carved into the side. I have pages and pages in my journal where I poured my heart out about the things I wanted for us and the things we were going to do, together.

Then it happened. August 1st of 2018. People made mistakes and I was 100 miles away. I wasn't there to stop the fight as it was happening, I wasn't there to tell you it was something we could fix and that decisions could be made tomorrow. I couldn't tell any of you how sorry I was. Instead, I got a phone call 12 hours later and given the scattered versions of what had happened. I will never be able to tell all of you how sorry I am. How guilty I feel. How confused I am. How bad it hurts that I don't know who I am anymore or if I really love West or not because you, the five of us, that is what made me fall so hard in love with this whole experience.

I know, deep down, I know I couldn't have stopped it. I know that you are in love. I know that you are hurt. I know that you are angry. I know that you feel cheated. What I don't know is how I am supposed to feel, or if I even have the right to have feelings in this situation? It's been almost four months and I still sit in my car sometimes, just thinking about everything and how it was supposed to be this year.

A year ago, I wrote about how amazing it was to have a group of friends to call mine. Now, I'm writing about how I would do anything to get them back. I'm so sorry for all the anger and the frustrations and the behind the back and the nonsense. Knock on my door, call me, text me, any day, anything, anytime and I will be right there for you. Because I meant it when I said never say die.

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