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Holiday dinner: the past and present

By: Gage Miskimen [Feature editor] @gagemisky

Holiday dinner is an event that has been going on at Marion High School for many years and is usually a day that is looked forward to for many students. It includes a special variety of food, lunch ladies dressed festively, and the choir even sings holiday songs in the cafeteria while the students eat their meals.

Chase Bruns, junior has had some experience in the these meals since he’s been at high school now for a few years. This year was a little different in Brun’s opinion, “I was around some negative Nancys and they weren’t in the holiday spirit to enjoy the dinner. I thought it was alright,” said Bruns. This year’s dinner was turkey gravy over potatoes with stuffing and a roll. Bruns enjoyed most of the dinner, he liked the stuffing especially. “The way the stuffing was presented was good. It was more of a liquid-solid than a dry-solid. It was mushy and stuck together. It’s supposed to be chunks, but it tasted pretty fine.” Bruns said. But on the other hand, Chase was not a fan of this year’s dinner rolls. “The dinner roll was not as moist this year. Mine was really dry. Really, really dry.” Bruns said with a hint of disappointment.

Some argue on the fact whether or not holiday dinner is really any different from normal school lunch. Bruns definitely notices some major differences, “Yes, it is different. I can barely hear myself talk and there’s more food that I actually eat. I don’t touch salad and I hate a lot of fruits.” Some students would agree with Chase and they look forward to the dinner for a new assortment of food compared to the non-holiday lunch days.

Bruns has some ideas though on how to improve holiday dinner and they vary from the food to the musical assortment that comes every year with the meal, “I would have improved stuffing. I would keep the green beans and add party potatoes. I freaking love party potatoes.” Bruns commented about his desire for the foods chosen to be included in the dinner. On the choir performing, Bruns had an innovative idea that could help with the elevated noise, “I like the singing, it’s just a little loud. Maybe if they recorded it and lightly played it over the intercom. It’s too loud and I cannot hear myself think.” Bruns said.

Holiday dinner is a big tradition at MHS and whether or not students like it, it is a part of being a Marion student. As comes with all traditions, the holiday dinner can have ups and downs but so does everything. Students will most likely be having holiday dinner for years to come and it’s definitely become as much of a part of the average MHS school year as prom and even graduation.

The choir singing at holiday dinner yesterday.
The choir singing at holiday dinner yesterday.

 

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