By Martavious Morton
Different holiday traditions have been a part of American families for decades. Here at TSU, the students are all excited for both fall and winter break, especially since a big holiday like Thanksgiving passes. Now with Christmas right around the corner, the excitement doesn’t end. As a way to dish out some holiday cheer, TSU students shared some of their own family’s traditions. “One of the things my family does is go down to the country. We meet up in Jackson almost every year, cool it and have fun. The years that we don’t spend in Jackson we spend at my house here in Nashville,” says B.L.A.C.K. Incorporated president Andre Mayberry. However many students who are from outside of Nashville also had stories to tell about their family traditions. “We all throw down in the kitchen. Everyone has a dish that they are good at and if that’s your dish then we hold you responsible for making that. My grandma makes the best Mac and cheese so no one is allowed to make that but her. And nothing beats my sister’s and mom’s casserole. Also, my sister and I decorate the Christmas tree every year, while my granddad used to have crazy lights all over the house. It’d light up the entire block.” Collegiate 100 member Sheldon Humphries shares. Even The Meter’s own Editor-in-Chief Ada Taylor has a special tradition with her family. She says “My brothers and I were always allowed to open one present on Christmas Eve, and it was always pajamas. So the next day we would get to open our presents in our new pajamas.” With the fall semester coming to an end, both staff and students alike seem to be looking forward to having some family time.