Thanksgiving is near. For many, that means lots of turkey, football and time with friends and family. 

As I mentioned last week, The Post does not have a print edition on Thanksgiving. We will still be sharing content and posting some fun blogs to our website over the break. But because we do not print on Thanksgiving, I allowed the staff to takeover my column this week to express what they are thankful for. I aggregated all responses for the print version, but this online edition, you can scroll below to see full responses. And to start off, I am thankful for a staff that produces passion-driven content and laughs at my horrible puns. 

We are thankful for all of our friends, especially the ones who bring us ice cream when we need it most. And we’re thankful for each other. We keep each other sane, make each other laugh and geek out over the news together. We’re thankful for Ohio University and the journalism school for bringing us all together in one place. 

We’re thankful for all the new people who joined the staff and hit the ground running and for all the upperclassmen for helping to lead the way. We are journalism nerds, and we’re thankful for all the people who support us in our endeavors. 

We’re thankful for local government and especially well-maintained and accessible government websites. Also, Pumpkin the cat. 

Thank you to the maintenance crew that comes in every day to help keep the newsroom clean. We’re thankful for our newsroom and being able to work at The Post — and to wear fancy dresses even when the occasion does not call for it.  

We have a lot to be thankful here at The Post. So from us to you, thank you for reading our content, giving us feedback and sticking with The Post every step of the way. We may not be printing on Thanksgiving, but stick with us through the break and the rest of the semester. There is plenty more fun to come. 

Detailed responses:  

I’m incredibly thankful for friends who have become like family, and all the wonderful opportunities the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism has blessed me with this past year. —  Megan Henry, Reporter

For being able to work with such a talented group of people and for having a great team around me the past two years. — Kaitlin Coward, Managing Editor

I am thankful for good food, good friends and good times. – Kaitlyn McGarvey, Reporter

I am thankful for friends who get me ice cream. And I guess friends in general. – Georgia Davis, Culture Editor

Local Government. – Bennett Leckrone, Slot Editor

Second chances with people I love. – Riley Scott, Designer

Well-maintained and accessible government websites. – Jeremy Hill, Senior Writer

For my co-editors, who always keep me sane. And keep me laughing. - Lauren Fisher, Assistant News Editor

For the building maintenance crew who comes in every day to help us keep our workspace clean. Also for friends that offer their house as a great hangout spot even though I don’t pay rent.  – Kevin Pan, Slot Editor

I am thankful for all of the friends and opportunities that going to Ohio University has given me. – Andy Hamilton, Multimedia Director

I’m thankful for opportunities to be an eddy at the greatest publication around, to wear fancy dresses in situations that don’t call for them and to be around people I love. — Hayley Harding, Digital Managing Editor

I am thankful for Pinegrove, my friends and helpful editors. — Shelby Campbell, Reporter

I’m thankful for Maddie and Lauren for shooting down my bad ideas. I’m also thankful for our cool new freshmen, who are the future of this staff and are talented enough to scare the hell out of me. — Bailey Gallion, News Editor

I am thankful for my very best friend Emily B. because she deals with my nonsense 24/7 and I love her lots. – Chuck Greenlee, Opinion Editor

I am so thankful for the everyone at The Post who have become mentors, friends and family. I am thankful for Mae, who is always happy to see me and makes me laugh constantly, and for Maggie, who constantly puts up with my issues. — Jackie Osborne, Reporter

I am thankful for my family who always support me and my journalism dreams. — Hannah Moskowitz, Reporter

I am thankful that I finally found a place where I belong and some friends who understand my love for journalism. – AJ Baumann, Reporter

I am thankful for Pumpkin the Cat and being able to report the news. – Ashton Nichols, Reporter

– Elizabeth Backo is a senior studying journalism and the editor-in-chief of The Post. What are you thankful for? Tell her at or send her a tweet at @liz_backo.

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