A Christmas Ram Page

A letter from The Ram Page Staff

By Mbulelo Maqungo
On December 25, 2020

Graphic by: Ngoc Tieu My Ta

 

Hello everyone,

 

As this letter makes its way to you, I hope each and every one of you is wrapped by the warm company of loved ones and joyful times.

Take a second to recognize where we are right now. We’ve made it; All of us took this upside-down year day by excruciating day and we now find ourselves in the closing chapters of some of the strangest times of our lives.

Whether you were one of the millions of students who went into spring break and came out the other end in an entirely online world or if you found yourself battling to make end's meet this year, you are made of the toughest stuff and have so much to be proud of.

This holiday season comes at a time when many of us have empty chairs at the dinner table. More people than ever held virtual family gatherings or experienced the death of a family member in 2020. Despite all of these elements of change, we are at our best when we come together with our communities, and this holiday season the staff at The Ram Page Newspaper shared how they are holding up doing just that.

 

“10 weeks without classes means I really have time to reflect on my future.” - Kionna Brown, Staff Writer

“I’m glad I’m able to spend more time with my family members and make more memories with friends and family.” - Ashley Rodriguez, Online Editor

“Winter break means getting away from the busyness and stress that comes with being a college student in the middle of a pandemic, but Christmas means good times with the family.” - Chad Miller Jr., Sports Writer

“The best part of Christmas is going home and baking with my mom and sister. From toffee bars and lemon squares to red velvet brownies and sugar cookies, I actually think eating is my favorite holiday tradition.” - Mason Hightower, Staff Writer

“The holidays to me is the opportunity to spend time with my family and friends, focusing on my home and other projects that I don’t have time to do otherwise.” - Dr. Ellada Gamreklidze, Faculty Advisor

“My favorite thing about the holidays is usually being able to spend time with family, but this year I’m just enjoying the break between semesters.” - Adam Abramson, Copy Editor

“Winter break is my favorite holiday we get from school. Not only does it encompass both the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, but it's such a great time to recharge. It's truly what I need to be able to prepare for the spring semester. Not to mention I love spending time with family, it just means so much to me that I get to spend it with them even as I get older and no longer live with them year-round.” - Madison Wallace, Photo Editor

“Even though things may be a little different this year, Christmas is still the same. On this day, I encourage everyone to celebrate with family and friends and take the time to celebrate what they are truly grateful for. I encourage everyone to reconnect with old friends, family members and acquaintances, and to practice the gift of giving and loving because we all need it!” - Jeremiah Devereaux, Staff Writer

 

How ever you decide to spend the holidays, all of us at The Ram Page would like to wish you a bright and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

 

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Mbulelo Maqungo

Editor-in-Chief of The Ram Page

Angelo State University

Texas Tech University System

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