Lauren Griffith, Communitarian Staff Writer
With the Holidays right around the corner, Friendsgiving is a great way to celebrate gathering with friends and fellow students and break bread together. Holidays can often be overwhelming with the business of cooking, shopping, and cramming in last minute schoolwork projects and assignments.
Friendsgiving can be an important part of the holidays because fellowship can reduce stress and anxiety during high stress and anxiety times, like finals. Being together with loved ones can help combat seasonal depression as well. It also helps to have fellow friends or students who can resonate with you and may be going through similar experiences as a student.
Some easy and different dinner ideas for Friendsgiving gatherings are baked mac and cheese, Mexican street corn, spinach and artichoke dip, and pigs in a blanket. If you are not into cooking, your local grocery store can provide an hoagie tray, charcuterie board or baked goods .
Andrew Fitzpatrick, former DCCC student, said, “With the stress and pressure of end of semester finals coming up, it is so important for students to come together and enjoy a stress-free meal and unwind.”
Stay safe, warm, and remember to breathe over the holiday break.