Thankful Thoughts from Fellow Moose

Anonymoose

I am so thankful to be going to a university that welcomed me despite my family's ability to pay for my attendance. I have an immense sense of gratitude for donors who have given me access to the endless opportunities Princeton has to offer.

Sydney Bebon

I am so very thankful for my amazing roommates. They were always there when I needed a laugh, a hug, or to just destress with friends.

Photo by Sydney Bebon

Olivia Ragan

I am thankful for so many things! Over thanksgiving break I got to see (socially distanced) Christmas lights at the Denver Botanic Gardens with my family, which was a nice festive moment in an otherwise unusual year. I included a picture of me with my mom at the Botanic Gardens.

Photo by Olivia Ragan

Anonymoose

I'm thankful for my beautiful Zee group and my roommate that sent me the sweetest unexpected Happy Thanksgiving text. I'm thankful for my goofy friends from the PU Band because they make me laugh and give me opportunities to play fun music. And I'm thankful for my grandma and her tiny puppy that she talks about nonstop.

Angel Osaseri

Before coming to college, I often felt like my friendships never moved beyond the four walls of my school. I often felt like my friends only existed between the school bells that defined the start and end of the school day. So once we had to return home in spring due to the pandemic, I was really worried that the friendships I gained while on campus would all pause indefinitely until we were allowed to come back and 'resume' our relationships, so to speak. I am so thankful that my worries did not become reality. I feels really reassuring to know that the connections I have made so far are ones that are not bound to the place they were formed. So to my lovely roommates, zee group, and KoKo Fam, I am so grateful to have you guys in my life and I hope I can give you the same feelings of security and affection that you have gifted me.

Trace Nuss

I am thankful for the kindness, strength, and guidance of my family, friends, my friends' families, and the faculty and staff of Princeton who collectively united to support not only me, but our entire communities through an extraordinary year marked by loss and suffering. Their wisdom and assurances infused me with grit and determination to transition adversity into opportunities to continue paying forward in service to others all that has been given to me. I am thankful to be reunited with Einstein, my tuxedo rescue, unlike most cats, the only type of mouse he ever apprehends is mine.

Photo by Trace Nuss

Anonymoose

I'm thankful for my family and friends, who have all stuck with me and taken the initiative to stay in contact with me through the pandemic. I'm grateful that I have so many people I can turn to when I'm feeling lonely or need help, and that I can have meaningful conversations with. The pandemic is a crisis that has left most people lost or unsure of their futures, and I'm now extremely thankful that I have friends and family to provide me with reassurance and/or advice. I hope that by keeping in touch with friends and loved ones who I can't see on a regular basis, as well as offering help to anyone who needs it, I can return the favor and give thanks to everyone who makes my life better.

Anonymoose

I felt thoroughly grateful to have enjoyed several movies (at home) with my family; we haven’t in an incredibly long time.

Anonymoose

I am thankful for the great opportunity to be able to study at Princeton. I'm so thankful that I've been able to meet many great friends and I'm looking forward to even better times to come.

Anonymoose

I am thankful for art, nature, and friends (among many other things). As a first-year BSE student, I had trouble adjusting to the very fast pace of my first (and virtual) semester at Princeton, and I realized how valuable it is to step back from my screen and connect with the real world. Some of my favorite moments that have gotten me through quarantine and this semester have included snuggling up with a book, lying in the grass listening to music, and calling friends while on walks. I just love the stories that are conveyed through art and the way that nature and friends keep me grounded :)

Photo by Anonymoose

Delia Batdorff

For the opportunity to be a Princeton student and meet such wonderful people!

Anonymoose

On this Thanksgiving, let us thank our loved ones for reminding and making us who we are, when everything around us is trembling. 2020 has been cruel to some people, and rough for all. But we shall not forget that the sources of human hope, solidarity, friendship, love, peace, and beauty, will always be here; for no pandemic and no crisis can ever dismantle these values.

Anonymoose

I am grateful for my health and safety. These conditions are far too often overlooked and are never guaranteed. Taking the time to acknowledge your physical wellbeing can certainly help put life into perspective.

Anonymoose

That I am able to travel from my off campus housing and spend thanksgiving with my immediate family at home.

Anonymoose

I am thankful for my family and everything they have done to support me this semester. Virtual learning has been a major challenge and I feel very lucky to have a family who is helping me get through it.

Anonymoose

While the pandemic has brought a lot of struggle for everyone, I am grateful to have such a supportive family. I am also grateful that we have the technology to be able to do zoom university.

Anonymoose

I am thankful for the wonderful opportunities this school provides, from the brilliant community members to its outstanding spirit and academics, I am truly grateful that I am a Princetonian.

Anonymoose

I am thankful for my family and friends for getting me through this quarantine season.

Anonymoose

I am thankful for having the opportunity to attend Princeton University and be part of the Mathey community, where everyone has been super welcoming and encouraging, even as I start my freshman year virtually. I'm also thankful for the support and love my family has provided for me during the entirety of my life as well as the opportunity to come to campus and see all my peers for the spring semester.

Kaya Unalmis

A family of deer pass by my house everyday.

Photo by Kaya Unalmis

Anonymoose

I am thankful for my Mathey family who have made my transition to Princeton during a virtual semester much smoother than I could have ever anticipated! I am thankful for my Zee Group for building a community of trust and kindness, and I feel like I can always reach out to any and all of them for some love and support!

Anonymoose

I'm thankful for the AI's in my courses for making the online learning experience as engaging as possible.

Anonymoose

I am thankful for my family and for food that is supportive, warm and caring during these difficult times. I am thankful for all of the academic support that I have received throughout my time at Princeton and in high school.

Anonymoose

One group of people I am thankful for are the people who stepped up to be candidates for USG and other class reps. They’re willing to spend even more of their time than needed for classes and other activities to contribute and help us all out. Their dedication to making Princeton a better place is something which I have great gratitude for this Thanksgiving.

 

I’m also really grateful for the professors, AIs, Lab profs, and everyone who has spent hours and hours making sure that we get a great learning experience even remotely - their extra time and dedication are also much appreciated!

Sarina Rahman

I am super thankful for the amazing girls I get to call my best friends on campus. Even when we're spread out across the globe, we still made sure to talk and keep in touch often, and I can't wait until we see each other again in person!

Photo by Sarina Rahman

Maddie Esposito

-I'm thankful I'll be able to return to campus this spring because I truly believe it's one of the most amazing places in the world

 

-I'm thankful for my family and the unexpected adventures we've been able to have together throughout my at-home semester

 

-I'm thankful for the support I've felt from the Mathey community, even remotely

Photo by Maddie Esposito

Anonymoose

Our family does not really celebrate Thanksgiving, but something that I am especially thankful for is my mother. I have been at home since March, and for the first time in a long time I have been able to spend time with her and get to know her better. I am really glad to have someone who cares about me, despite our disagreements.

Annette Lee

I’m really really grateful for my peers for making me smile and helping me out in what has otherwise been a really tough semester

Anonymoose

I'm thankful for my family for being loving and supportive. I'm thankful for the friends I've virtually met for keeping me sane through this tough time. I'm thankful for the amazing Princeton staff for being so understanding and sympathetic. I'm thankful that WE'LL BE ON CAMPUS IN THE SPRING!!!

Anonymoose

I am very grateful to be able to come home during the holidays and spend time with family. Especially this year, it is a lot more difficult to see loved ones and I am excited to see my grandparents as well. I am thankful that my family has stayed healthy and that my family of friends at school have remained healthy as well. I am also super grateful for our new puppy that we just brought home. He is a 7 month old Sheltie and he brings so much joy and energy into the household.

Jessica Celuch

I’m thankful for my cat, Tigress, for keeping me company during zoom meetings (even when she always insists on being in the way).

Photo by Jessica Celuch

Anonymoose

I am grateful for the chance I had to spend the fall semester at home with my family! It was an opportunity that I didn't think I would have once I moved away to college, and it was wonderful to strengthen the bonds I had with my mom, dad, and brother. They have been so emotionally supportive throughout the semester, and being home has made me thankful for the little things I didn't realize I would miss until I got to Princeton (my mom teaching piano lessons while I'm trying to study, hearing people practice instruments every night, watching my brother play videogames, having someone to eat dinner with every night). I am also thankful that being home allowed me to get my first job and make new friends that way! And I am thankful for the friends from high school that I have been able to reestablish contact with since we were all in remote semesters! And I am thankful to be home for the winter to enjoy some REAL Michigan snow!

Thussenthan Walter-Angelo

I am thankful to be looking forward to hopefully going back onto campus in the spring and seeing my amazing peers and friends at Princeton.

William Cutinella

I am entirely thankful for the wonderful friends I have made and the amazing teachers I have received (Prof. Gmachl is a literal hero). Their assistance and ability to keep my mental state healthy has been everything this semester! Oh, and I am also beyond thankful for music and its divine ability to carry me through any and all assignments.

Krystal Cohen

This year, I'm thankful for connectivity. In a time when it's easy to start feeling isolated, I'm grateful that my closest friends (/fellow Moose!) and I have remained as close as ever. I'm thankful for virtual girls' nights, weekly gif check-ins, Netflix parties, and socially distanced ice cream runs. I'm thankful for friendship.

Photo by Krystal Cohen

Cecilia Kim

I'm thankful that my family has stayed safe and healthy throughout the pandemic. I'm thankful for my online Princeton and Mathey community. I'm thankful for my professors who did all they could to make the semester as amazing as they did. I'm thankful for the friends who checked in on my mental health throughout the semester. I'm thankful for the frontline and healthcare workers, and all those working to make a vaccine. I'm thankful that I have been given this opportunity to think about all that I have to be grateful for, because it's really the little things that count - and once we start counting our blessings, we find a reason to keep smiling.

Benjamin Cai

Thank you to Precept 4 of the Humanities Sequence - y'all really made the course and (virtual) Princeton enjoyable and memorable! Out of all my classes and activities, this group has always been the closest and most supportive. I will miss you all very much, and I hope to see you all on campus at some point.

 

Picture Description: Post-precept 4 banter

Photo by Benjamin Cai

Anonymoose

I wanted to say thanks to all of the people in my zee-group. You all have been absolutely awesome and getting to know you all has been the highlight of my semester. Each of you brings some meaningful and unique to our little group. I can't wait to meet you all in the spring.

Anonymoose

Even though we haven't been on campus together this past semester, I have still felt a sense of community and love these past months, and I'm grateful to everyone who has made Princeton feel like home.

Anonymoose

In a year marked by unusual circumstances, I'm thankful for the unusual adaptations that students around me have made to remain connected over distance. From 24/7 study zooms to letter exchanges, the ways that us students have taken it upon ourselves to salvage some sense of community that might otherwise be lost is what makes me proud to attend Princeton, and I'm nothing but grateful for the people who make it all worthwhile.

Helen Shao

I would like to express my gratitude for all of my professors for making this semester amazing and for being wonderful teachers! I would also like to thank my PAAs (Minh-Thi and Casey) for giving the best advice and my awesome RCA (Austin) for supporting me during tough times! Thank you all and have a great holiday break <3

Anonymoose

I am especially thankful for the outdoors. I have developed a greater appreciation for nature after spending more time indoors during the pandemic. I am so grateful to live in a world with such natural beauty.

Photo by Anonymoose

Kara Steele

I am thankful for the extra time I have gotten to spend with family this year and the ways I have been able to connect more with out of town family through zoom! I was living with friends in a house in Georgia this semester and enjoyed getting to spend quality time with these friends, explore local parks, and try new local food. Cooking for myself this semester has been such a blessing as it has allowed me to discover many new recipes and commit to a more plant-based diet than was possible when I was living at home or on campus. I have also been able to find more time for meditation this year and have been privileged to have had many opportunities to stay active!

Anonymoose

I'm grateful for my best friend and my family for doing their best to support me during this difficult and stressful time. I'm grateful to the many Princeton professors, preceptors, and lab TAs that have been so understanding and accommodating this semester.

Anonymoose

I'm thankful for the compassionate, vibrant friends I've made at Princeton who have been there for me all throughout the troubled times of the semester and have been wonderful friends despite the pitfalls of virtual communication.

Anonymoose

Picking up litter. It's important to be thankful to our environment.

Anonymoose

I am so grateful that I get to make delicious pastries for my family:) In the photo are the profiteroles that I made from scratch!

Photo by Anonymoose

Anonymoose

I am thankful for my support system of family and friends. They have helped me through a very difficult semester.

Anonymoose

With everything that's happened this year, I am more thankful than ever for things that I've often taken for granted: my loving family, the education I'm receiving, food security, a roof over my head, my health. These are things too many people are made to go without, so I'm very thankful!

Benjamin Howe

I am thankful for the roommates I lived with this semester because they made it 1000x better than living at home, and I got to start Princeton with three great friends.

Photo by Benjamin Howe

Nomi Willis

I'm incredibly grateful to be able to see my grandma from a distance every week!

Anonymoose

I am thankful for this pandemic because it really gave me time for self-reflection and to really figure out if I want to go to grad school. I am also thankful that I am not ill and that I can continue my studies untouched by this great distress.

Oliwia Morska

I am thankful for Ella Morgan for being my rock during this semester, thankful for Ken Igarza for being the best preceptor ever, and thankful to both the Princeton community and my family for supporting me during this difficult semester.

Photo by Oliwia Morska

Anonymoose

I am thankful for the silver linings of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been crazy to think that it has been nearly 9 months since the onset of the pandemic and of quarantine, but these 9 months have been formative to my college experience in many ways. First, it has made me more appreciative of family. After three years of living in dorms at school and living around the country / world for summer internships, I found myself desiring to spend time at home with family before I graduate and become more independent. Second, it has made me more appreciate of my friends. On campus, it is much easier to stay in touch with people at a surface level just by way of proximity. Now that we have been home for 9 months, I have spent a lot of time realizing who is truly there for me even when they aren't. Coming up on my final semester at Princeton, knowing who these people are has become humbling, as many of these friends have been there from the very beginning. I feel thankful for the family and friends that I have made throughout my time at Princeton, and I cannot wait to celebrate with all of them once again.

Anonymoose

I'm so thankful for my friends and boyfriend! Their support has definitely made this year easier, and they have brought me so much joy. It's wonderful to have people who are genuinely rooting for my success and happiness.

Anonymoose

Technology, so we can still connect and learn despite the circumstances. Also friends and family to keep me sane :)

Sarah Elkordy

I'm grateful to the Mathey college office for always offering me endless guidance and support both academically and emotionally. Thank you all so much for everything you do for us Matheyites :)

Anonymoose

Grateful for all the amazing friends and people who have been through through the good and bad times!

Anonymoose

I am thankful for having a safe place to live during this pandemic. I am grateful to everyone who abides by COVID precautions and all the people in my life that have responded quickly to the pandemic, especially front-line workers, professors, and my classmates.

Anonymoose

Being able to spend time in nature: going on runs while listening to Mathey playlists, going on hikes, and going on walks with family has been keeping me sane in this time.

Photo by Anonymoose

Anonymoose

Thankful for my professors who worked so hard this semester to make themselves available and foster community with class. We did not always recognize their hard work, but they also did not want to be in this circumstance, and yet they made the most of it!

Anonymoose

I am thankful for my family. Although I believed that this was the year I would become a little bit more independent, I'm still happy to be with them. We all seem to have a different relationship with each other. My dad and I will go grocery shopping together every once in a while or go get the mail from the PO box they never switched that's about an hour away, and those days are our opportunity to go out and not stay caged up in the house. My mom and I always talk at the end of the day about what we did or about the students we tutored that day, lately we've been planning on redecorating rooms in the house and it gives me a break from all the schoolwork. And my siblings and I are constantly arguing about who can and can't go in each others room or who took who's things, but they make home life much less static. Hopefully soon we will all be able to go back to Princeton and meet all the wonderful people we've met on Zoom, but I'm glad that I've gotten to have a very comfortable first semester with my own room in my own house with my own family.

Anonymoose

I'm mostly thankful for what I take for granted- food, shelter, good health, two healthy parents and a beautiful fiancee. I'm also thankful that I have navigated the pandemic without catching the virus, and that most of my loved ones have done the same. I am happy for my years here at Princeton, and happy that I am ready to move on to the next stage of my life. Finally, did I mention I'm getting married? Well, I'm thankful I look great in a Tux!

Anonymoose

I am thankful for having a supportive family that has tried its best to foster an environment at home that will help me focus on my studies and responsibilities. I am also thankful for the friends I made at Princeton that continue to be the awesome people that they are!

Anonymoose

I am thankful that I am able to spend time with people that I wouldn’t have been able to if the semester was not online

Anonymoose

I'm thankful for my family and safe health in the midst of the pandemic and am grateful for their unconditional support throughout these difficult times.

Anonymoose

I’m thankful for the privilege of staying home while my fellow citizens are on the frontline of this pandemic

Anonymoose

I am thankful that in the midst of a pandemic and the unexpected events and circumstances that came with it, I can still enjoy time with my friends and loved ones virtually. I am thankful that I am able to go to Princeton, which has great accommodations and support for students, especially with respect to online learning.

Anonymoose

I'm grateful to the Princeton community for being so understanding during these times, to my friends for keeping my days bright, and to my family for bearing with me during quarantine and supporting me all throughout my Princeton career! And of course, I'm thankful to Mathey, where I lived for all three years on campus and was my home away from home.

Anonymoose

I am thankful for my friends for keeping me sane, my professors and TAs for putting in their best efforts for the virtual semester, and my dog for being a ball of joy.

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Anonymoose

I am so incredibly grateful for the support groups I have built up throughout my one and a half years at Princeton, from my roommates to my clubs and extracurricular groups to Mathey College as a whole. This year has been incredibly trying for me between the passing of some of my loved ones, serious medical problems in close family members, and the social isolation and challenges of a virtual semester that everyone has been facing lately, but these support groups have really helped me through it all, and I am unbelievably thankful for that. I know that I am submitting this post anonymously, but I just want to give a shoutout to all of the Meese and other Princetonians who have helped me throughout my journey. You will not know who you are, but if you have helped anyone during these tough times, thank you. You have no idea how important those small acts of kindness and compassion can be for someone <3

Anonymoose

I’m grateful for my roommates and friend group who have made this semester feel like we are a little closer together.

Anonymoose

I am thankful for the friends I have made at Princeton. I'm a freshman, so I did not know anyone when the semester started. I was scared that it would be difficult to make friends, especially with online school. And honestly, it was harder to make friends online. But I did make some friends, and they are incredible. It's easy to feel lonely right now, but my friends remind me that I'm not alone. They bring compassion, acceptance, and love. I am so thankful for the friends I made this semester, and I can't wait to see what next semester holds for us.

Anonymoose

I'm thankful for my friends actively maintaining communication with me during this difficult time. Even though we're all very far apart, the frequent video calls and socials have made this semester much more bearable. I'm also thankful for our professors being supportive and empathetic to our individual circumstances, even though they must have their own difficulties.

Anonymoose

I am thankful for the opportunity I have through Princeton to continue to further my education and learn valuable skills and lessons. Amidst all the chaos and uncertainty of the world in these times, I recognize that this is a privilege that I must never take for granted, even when Zoom gets tiring and classes get tough.

Anonymoose

I'm thankful for the love, warmth, and support that my housemates have provided me with this semester. I'm sure to miss all those surprise late-night baking, intense foosball study breaks, and the lovely company. I know that if it were not for these five beautiful souls, this semester would have looked very different. As such, I am very thankful (:

Anonymoose

I am thankful for the semester being over. It was a bit stressful and with everything else going on I want a good break.

Anonymoose

I’m grateful for being well fed. I’m grateful for my mom, who wakes me with the smell of breakfast; the supermarket workers, who stock the shelves all day; the truck drivers, who drive hundreds of miles to bring food across the nation; the immigrants, who pick our food; and our beautiful Earth, for all we’re given. COVID-19 has stretched essential workers thin to bring food to our tables every day. Yet, many Americans still go to bed hungry. It is truly heartbreaking to see citizens in a developed country suffer from food insecurity and wait in line for hours at a food bank weekend after weekend. This Thanksgiving I’m grateful for simply having a Thanksgiving meal.

Katie Heinzer

I’m thankful to have such beautiful spaces to walk around in and clear my mind! Seeing the leaves change in Princeton is a special kind of privilege.

Photo by Katie Heinzer

Jonathan Spencer

Deeply grateful for my father. He has had Parkinson's disease for the majority of my life, so I haven't had the types of adult heart to heart conversations I wish I could have with him. However, all my life he's been an example of hard work, humility, service, and vision. And his lifetime of actions have taught me more than enough to make up for the missing words.

Photo by Jonathan Spencer

Al Liang

This year, I'm really thankful for the opportunities I've had to make new friends in the Princeton community despite the fact that we're online. Meeting and playing Among Us with this really special group of people has brought me a lot of joy and fulfillment and I look forward to maybe meeting people in person someday!

Rebecca Chelli

I am thankful for the time I have been able to reflect on my life, relationships, and faith. I am so blessed to have the spiritual and personal support to find the small peaceful moments in what has undoubtedly been an overwhelming and hard year. I am also thankful for the time I have been able to reflect on the beauty of nature. The fact that we can see the leaves turn different colors, look up at a bright blue sky, or feel the warmth of the sun on a cold day can seem almost bitterly ironic when the news looks so ugly and the world seems to be falling apart. But looking at these things reminds me that there is still beauty in the world, in nature and in other people. I am grateful that I can write this message and share this virtual space with all of you.

Shalaka Madge

I am very thankful for my friends. At the start of this semester, we organized game night, which takes place every Friday night at 10pm EST. It's a time we all set aside to be together, enjoy some (virtual) company, and get away from the stresses of the outside world. Game Night has helped keep me sane this semester and I am so thankful for for my friends' support.

Anonymoose

I'm thankful for the virtual community I have found even in this time of isolation, and how willing people have been to work to help people they do not know very well. I have grown a lot closer to my zee group, my (future) roommate, and other members of the community. I also have appreciated the support and programming from the residential college staff itself, giving a taste of what it might be like in normal circumstances. I'm also happy that I have made it through the majority of the semester without encountering problems that were too serious, and that at home I have a family that is willing and ready to support me. In terms of community, this has been a pleasant surprise.

Anonymoose

With our lives being turned upside down this last year, I am grateful to be able to spend more time with my family at home, something I would not have been able to do if we had been on campus this semester.

Anonymoose

I'm very thankful for my (big) family this semester! It has been nice to have company while Zoom classes have felt so relentlessly monotonous. But I'm also very thankful for my professors, who have seriously given it their all this semester, and re-purposed their classes for the online format.

Anonymoose

Lately I've picked up embroidering as a way to keep my hands busy while I take study breaks and watch YouTube/Netflix. As a result, I've decided to embroider something for all of my Princeton friends and mail it to them for Christmas to let them know how much they mean to me despite the fact that sometimes it's hard to keep in touch this semester.

Anonymoose

I am grateful that I was able to spend the semester with my friends in Princeton, even if it was different than the fall semester we had hoped for. I am also grateful for my beautiful home in South Carolina- for the ocean, the sunshine, the incredible natural biodiversity, and the opportunity to enjoy these things with my friends and family this holiday season.

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Anonymoose

I am so thankful to my parents, whom I have been living with over the semester. These have been very stressful months, so I haven't been my best - but they are so kind, understanding, encouraging, and helpful, and I can't thank them enough for that!

Anonymoose

I am thankful for my twin sister, who offers me daily support! She attends college at a different university and I'm grateful that we can both find time in our busy schedules to acknowledge each other frequently and share in our collective stress and deadlines.

Anonymoose

I'm grateful for friends going out of their way to contact and connect with me even when I might be a little down in the dumps and actively talking with anyone

Anonymoose

I am thankful for my Princeton sophomore roommates who have so supportive and happy and wonderful this Fall. We had a lovely "Friendsgiving" dinner together this weekend before we all headed home. Thanks for being my constants this fall. <3

Anonymoose

I am thankful for the communities that I am a part of that have stayed strong even during the pandemic. I am thankful for the people I work with in my clubs who have made it possible for people to join and enjoy the warmth we normally get to have all the time on campus.

Anonymoose

I’m so grateful to have had so much time home with my family!

Sophia Richter

I am thankful that despite having an online semester and living halfway across the country, I got to spend it with some of my best friends. I learned a lot from living on my own without the helping hand of my parents or Princeton, and I feel like I definitely grew as a person. But it was also a great opportunity for my friends to visit my home and meet my family, go hiking, bake together, swim in the lake, watch movies, etc. I am grateful for my friends to take a risk and spend their semester in a rural place (well, for them).

Photo Credit: Sophia Richter

Anonymoose

I’m grateful for my family and my friends (both old and new :)). Both have been very important to my mental well-being and I couldn’t have imagined making it through the semester without them.

Anonymoose

I'm really grateful for my roommates, because they always cheer me up and I love virtually watching on shows with them!

Jared Stone

I am thankful for the vibrant Princeton community of which I have become a part, despite the virtual environment; for the sustained health of my loved ones and friends; for the opportunity to learn, thrive, and grow in the past few months as a scholar and citizen.

Anonymoose

I'm thankful for my family, especially for keeping such positive energy in such crazy times, and for making my first college semester as fun as possible, despite being at home!

Anonymoose

Though this year has been full of hardships, it was also packed with love and support! From the people I am so proud to call my loved ones, to the amazing and funny mentors/professors I have been relying on, I am so thankful to have such a caring group of people in my life. Here's to a ~two month break and happy Thanksgiving!!!

Anonymoose

I am thankful for having a amazing support system through my family and friends. I am thankful my friends and I get to live through this difficult semester together. I am thankful for everything the school, teachers, staff, etc. have done to support me and everyone else especially during these trying times. I am thankful for tea and music for keeping me sane.

Anonymoose

I am thankful that my all of my family members who have caught COVID-19 have had few to no adverse effects!

Anonymoose

I am really thankful for the ability to go on a run everyday. Running is a great stress reliever and it allows me time off a screen. Furthermore running allows me to take in the beautiful fall scenery.

Roshini Balasubramanian

While I'm sad that we couldn't be on campus, I am thankful to have spent time with my family this semester. I've also made significant strides in my independent research with the help of many professors and peers, which is very gratifying!

Anonymoose

I am thankful for being able to stay on campus while most of the students have to go home.

Anonymoose

I'm also thankful for my good health. I didn't realize how much I take it for granted until this year.

Anonymoose

I'm thankful for my mom who has been so patient with me as I navigate my unexpected virtual semester. She often unexpectedly brings me snacks in between classes or flowers for my desk. It's the little things she does that makes this semester slightly more bearable.

Anonymoose

Thankful for my friends who uplifted me during this tough semester, and helped me make the most of my last fall semester at Princeton. Now that I am back at home, so thankful to be back with my family and blessed that everyone has been able to stay healthy. Happy Holidays to you all and know that we're all rooting for you!

Anonymoose

I am thankful that my family is healthy and staying safe. I am also thankful that I am still interacting with friends online.

Anonymoose

I'm thankful that my family and I are all safe and healthy. I'm thankful that life has continued to go on despite all of the craziness in the world. I'm thankful for the new friends I'm starting to make and the knowledge I've gotten to learn over the past semester.

Anonymoose

I am extremely thankful for my family. With all the COVID craziness it can be hard to find positivity, but the time I’ve been able to spend with my family (and my cats and dog) is definitely a bright spot in these dark times. It has helped me see what is really important in tough times.

Anonymoose

I'm thankful for the health and well-being of my family members and friends, and for the opportunity to spend this holiday season with my family. I'm also thankful for the support and opportunities Princeton offers us, and for all the staff's hard work in adapting to this semester's virtual environment.

Anonymoose

I'm thankful for the health and well-being of my family members and friends, and for the opportunity to spend this holiday season with my family. I'm also thankful for the support and opportunities Princeton offers us, and for all the staff's hard work in adapting to this semester's virtual environment.

Anonymoose

I am thankful for friends that have me missing little things like looong & loud dinners in RoMa :)

Anonymoose

I am thankful that my family has been healthy thus far.

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