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Black Friday deals do not entice the majority

Liz Ortiz Metro Editor Americans and university students may have finally had enough of the Black Friday chaos this year. Twelve out of 16 University of La Verne students said they did not plan on Black Friday shopping, according to an informal survey. The National Retail Federation reports Black Friday sales dropped 11 percent to $50.9 billion from $57.4 billion. The federation’s survey also said... 

Be thankful for family, not sales

Be thankful for family, not sales
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Americans continue to prove that we are living in a material world. This year, Thanksgiving dinner for many is going to turn into Thanksgiving lunch as stores have decided to start their Black Friday deals on Thursday. Money hungry companies have found their way into homes of Americans and will potentially ruin one of the few days families are able to come together. Though... 

Consumer values trump family values

Consumer values trump family values
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez Record-breaking sales on Black Friday were marred by pepper spray attacks, attempted robberies and shootings, displaying the ultimate contradiction that defines the day after Thanksgiving. A woman at the Porter Ranch Wal-Mart pepper sprayed 20 customers, including children, in an attempt to get more door buster merchandise. At a Wal-Mart in South Carolina, police... 

Shoppers prepare for Black Friday

Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means quickly following is the busiest and crazy shopping day of the year, Black Friday, which falls this year on Nov. 26. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, when many stores have great sales to start off the Christmas shopping season. Most people have the day off as part of the Thanksgiving holiday; therefore many... 

Black Friday bargains draw crowds, chaos

Charlie Neff Staff Writer Every year, the Friday after Thanksgiving attracts masses of people to malls and department stores around the country, during the blackness of predawn morning. Of course the term “Black Friday” actually refers to the stores’ eagerly anticipated profits and not the color of the sky when the biggest bargains are found. Deal-seeking shoppers come out in droves and help... 
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