Happy Holidays family!

If you’re anything like me the best part of winter break is not having to worry about school work. But for many, winter break brings the joy of the holidays. While many assume that I am just speaking about Christmas, that couldn’t be further from the truth. There are so many different holidays that fall in between November and December and we owe it to all cultures and religions to recognize that. So if you’re one of those people who is upset that people say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas, check your privilege. No seriously, check your privilege.

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is that regardless of what holidays you may or may not be celebrating, people are generally in a more cheerful mood. I genuinely believe that the holidays bring out the best in people and I can’t wait to see what they bring out of all of you.

With the holidays approaching, I have become more and more concerned with those who have nowhere to spend the holidays. While many are looking forward to spending time with their friends and family, for some this is not an option. I encourage you to think about this when discussing holiday plans. I also encourage you to check in on your friends and family members. Mental illness rears it’s head a lot more during the holiday season, and we owe it to ourselves and our community to have open ears and open arms.

Try to keep your spirits up as you head into this season and as always, email us with any comments, questions or concerns at: nubian-editor@ncsu.edu

Nothing but love,