Longer Thanksgiving Break at UT Austin
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I am petitioning for a longer Thanksgiving break. Thanksgiving is a time when families travel from near and far to come together and give thanks "for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year". Essentially this is one of those holidays where a big feast takes place and we express our thankfulness to our loved ones.
For some, the celebrations are not as intimate or endearing based upon student's inability to make it home for the holiday. There are some parents who do not see a point in paying the money or simply do not have the means to fly their kids home for a four day weekend.
Granted that UT does not have a fall break, this is essentially the only break we have in between the beginning of school and winter break, so especially for a freshman like me I want nothing more than to be able to enjoy a week off back in California with my family.
Lastly, the Austin Independent School District gives their students the whole week off for Thanksgiving, so wouldn't it make sense to give our hard working collegiate students the week off as well?
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