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Thanksgiving: WIS Edition

Thanksgiving is a tradition that originated in the United States and traditionally features turkey, roasted vegetables and stuffing, among many other dishes. Given that WIS is an international community, Thanksgiving means different things to each community member and looks different in every household. 

“Thanksgiving is remembering the past and embracing the future,” junior Calder LeValley said.

Junior Calder LeValley and his family celebrated their Thanksgiving at home. The spread is filled with turkey, brussels sprouts and other traditional sides. (Courtesy Calder LeValley).


“Thanksgiving is a fun family gathering,” senior Ava Gonzalez said

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The Gonzalez family enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. (Courtesy of Ava Gonzalez)

“Thanksgiving for me means love for family,” senior Laura Guimaraes said.

The Guimaraes’ Thanksgiving spread included mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, roasted veggies among others and fall decorations to add to the ambience. (Courtesy of Laura Guimaraes)

“Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks to those I love and have supported me, and to see family members who I don’t usually get to see as often,” senior Sofia Braccialarghe said. 

The Braccialarghe family enjoying their first family Thanksgiving celebration and their first time making the turkey themselves. (Sofia Braccialarghe/International Dateline)

“[Thanksgiving is] a time to get together with family and experience the joys of a diverse culture and cuisine,” senior Gabriel Piris said.

Senior Gabriel Piris’ family put a Greek twist on Thanksgiving, with lamb instead of turkey, coupled with a wide variety of sides including sweet mashed potatoes and tiropita. (Courtesy of Gabriel Piris)

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Martina Tognato Guáqueta
Martina Tognato Guáqueta, Photographer/Fact-Checker
Hi I’m Martina. I am a senior at WIS as well as Head Photographer and Fact-Checker for Dateline. I have been working at Dateline for four years as a photographer and staff writer. I tend to cover stories across a diverse range of topics. Outside from Dateline you can find me in the theater or yelling action behind the camera. 
Sofia Braccialarghe
Sofia Braccialarghe, Food Editor

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