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Editorial: Black Friday Madness

I’ll never understand the appeal of Black Friday – or its more contemporary adaptation, Black Thursday Night.

The deals sound great and I’m sure the shopping rush is enjoyable for some, but honestly, have these people never heard of the Internet? Not to mention the pressure put on employees working an overnight shift after potentially traveling during the day to visit family and friends and trying to maintain some semblance of a traditional Thanksgiving.

While large retailers enjoy the revenue earned on Black Friday, I hope residents will consider the affects on small businesses that chose not to join in on the madness. Though the nationwide chains may be able to offer better prices, please keep our small businesses in mind – the ones that play such an important role in the local community, not just during the holiday season.  

-C.T.