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Retail workers share their opinions, experiences on Black Friday

SETTING UP
Senior Natalie Crispin sets up a clothing display at Francesca’s. Crispin said working on Black Friday was hard because she couldn’t take her time helping customers.

Thea Bertolini

November 15, 2019

Many students at CHS participate in Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when stores have hefty sales on many of their products. Although it can be stressful to try and find the best sale, it’s often more stressful for the employees. Senior Natalie Crispin said she knows how it feels to be work...

From the Heart: In face of excessive consumerism, students should consider making handmade gifts during holiday season

From the Heart: In face of excessive consumerism, students should consider making handmade gifts during holiday season

December 13, 2018

As a 16-year-old girl, one might assume I spend countless hours on end shopping and going to the mall, as many of my peers do. To be fair, I was once in a similar place to those people, sleeping overnight outside waiting for the best deal on Black Friday and spending countless hours and money on gi...

Shopping or Shipping: With holiday shopping season coming up, students consider pros, cons of online shopping

Shopping or Shipping: With holiday shopping season coming up,  students consider pros, cons of online shopping

Kassi Darnell, Anjali Natarajan, and Gray Martens

November 16, 2018

Junior Sofia Rashid looks through online stores every day. She likes to browse and put things in her cart but she doesn’t actually buy anything until she has saved up enough money to make a large purchase. She said she likes online shopping because it’s more convenient, especially with the holiday sea...

Shop ‘Til You Drop: CHS students discuss the dangers of Black Friday shopping

Kris Otten

November 17, 2017

After years of early rising and line waiting just to get our hands on doorbusters marked down to 50 or even 60 percent off, to many, Black Friday has become a holiday even more celebrated than Thanksgiving. Black Friday is the Friday immediately following Thanksgiving where stores place large discounts on m...

Black Friday is a Friday Thing.

studentsection

November 14, 2014

Welcome to Thanksgiving. It’s the holiday where we join with friends and family to eat, give gratitude and buy big-screen TVs. Black Friday has turned into a day that is much bigger than Thanksgiving. The joy that came with the Thanksgiving holiday has long since been erased by the time Black Friday a...

Cyber Monday: Students consider benefits of online shopping sales this season

DELIVERY: Junior Charles Binion opens a package he ordered from Amazon. Binion said he is a frequent online shopper and will take full advantage of Cyber Monday. ANNI ZHANG / PHOTO

News

November 16, 2012

As the holiday season approaches, many students are saving their money for Black Friday, which is on Nov. 23. But junior Charles Binion is not one of these students. Instead of saving up for Black Friday, he prefers to shop on Nov. 26, Cyber Monday, the Monday after Black Friday. “There’s mor...

It’s the 21st Century. Avoid unnecessary worry and hassle with the click of a mouse.

It’s the 21st Century. Avoid unnecessary worry and hassle with the click of  a mouse.

perspectives

November 16, 2012

Every year, children and parents gather around to put on their double-duty coats, hand out peanut butter rations and wear Ushanka hats together at the local malls and get ready for one of the most unnecessary events of the year—Black Friday. This popular shopping event, however, is hardly signific...