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Thankful Thursday

1. BU Homecoming is one of the most unique traditions at Baylor. It's a HUGE deal. Not only do the alumni come back to go to the football game, but there's also a pep rally, bonfire, parade, and multiple performances from student organizations. I love homecoming weekend because it is so special to Baylor. All those who graduated from Baylor in the past, present, and even those who will graduate in the future are one big family, and I love being a part of that.

2. It's November, aka my birthday month! November is one of my favorite months, probably because of Thanksgiving (which is my favorite holiday). It's hard to believe that it's already November again, but the calendar doesn't lie!

3. I am so grateful to live in a democratic nation that encourages citizen participation. Think for a second how much different your life would be in a dictatorship or another authoritarian government--we wouldn't have nearly the same rights aswe do today. I sent in my absentee ballot yesterday, doing my duty as a citizen of the United States. I believe firmly in actively exercising my right to vote, especially because less than 100 years ago, I would not have been allowed to vote because I am a woman. Voting allows me to express the opinions that matter the most to me. I am so thankful to live in a country where I can vote and let my voice be heard.

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