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Retailers prepare for Black Friday, UMass students don’t

By Kristin LaFratta

November 25, 2013

It is almost that time of year again – a time when retail stores everywhere brace themselves for an army of savvy, skilled shoppers ready to attack discounted products. Black Friday, the day following Thanksgiving when commercial...

Black Friday fun

By Hannah Sparks

November 20, 2012

With Thanksgiving only a few days away, the holiday season is fully upon us. Before we get too caught up in nostalgic images of Pilgrims and Native Americans feasting side by side, sleigh rides through the snow, and Santa someh...

Does Thanksgiving matter anymore?

By Rachel Arlin

November 19, 2012

It is a known fact that America has turned into a materialistic country. Holidays have become more important to us than ever before. Black Friday is a significant factor in this materialistic movement. People are frantically worried abou...

Cyber Monday offers shoppers incentives

By Nancy Pierce

December 7, 2011

It’s been a classic battle in the holiday shopping season between venturing into the madness of a store or the simple yet sometimes more costly venture of an online website. For some students of the University of Massac...

Student shoppers partake in American Black Friday experience

By Steffi Porter

November 28, 2011

Shoppers waited in the cold for hours, woke up before sunrise, spent money in record-high numbers and worked extended shifts at retail stores on Nov. 25, all in the name of Black Friday, a day of retail sales and for some the...

Black Friday Survival Guide

By Alexa Wilansky

November 21, 2011

It’s that time of year when shopping is a must. One day only, starting in the wee hours of the morning, Black Friday is upon us – stores awaiting customer arrival to purchase their unusually underpriced merchandise. Dresses...

Black Friday history lesson

By Conor Murphy

November 21, 2011

As Thanksgiving nears, so does Black Friday, a holiday beloved by bargain hunters and shopaholics. If asked, however, few would be able to say where this day originated from. As many are gearing up for next Friday, it is also ...