What SMC students are thankful for this Thanksgiving

How SMC students are going to spend Thanksgiving and what they are most thankful for this year.


Name: Zulma Chinchilla

Major: Political Science

Hometown: Gardena, Calif.

I'm going to celebrate it with my family. This year we are going to my aunts house and just eat turkey, chicken, ham, a lot of food. I have family in Guatemala who comes in for Thanksgiving as well.

This year I'm mostly thankful for my parents.


Name: Vanessa Perez

Major: Liberal studies

Hometown: Santa Monica, Calif.

I have to go and hang out with my parents family, I like my uncle but not neccesarily my aunt so I kind of just have to suck it up.

This year I'm thankful for having the things that I need and never have to worry about the superficial things. I have a place to live, I have transportation, I have clothes, I have everything I could possibly need. I'm also thankful that my parents can afford for my younger siblings to give them things that they want as well, like having a cell phone and being able to have internet at home.

Name: Freddy Maldonado

Major: Business Administration

Hometown: Santa Monica, Calif.

I'm going to celebrate with lots of family, that's for sure. It's usually just a big gathering at someone's house.

I'm thankful for being able to help raise my two brothers because my parents can't really do much because they are always working.


Name: Nick Nesci

Major: Business

Hometown: Westchester, Calif.

For Thanksgiving this year I'm going to Canada with my parents and two sisters to gamble.

This year I'm thankful for being a students here and being able to get all the classes that I want.


Name: Steven Lee

Major: Undecided

Hometown: Korea

I'm going to celebrate one day with my friends and one with my family and I'm probably going to eat turkey and some traditional Korean meals as well.

The thing I'm mostly thankful for this year is my family. They are very supportive in everything I do and they always have my back.


Name: Marlene Mora

Major: Communication

Hometown: Venice, Calif.

I'm going to celebrate it with my family at my aunt's house in Inglewood. My aunt is the one who makes the turkey and then everyone brings like potatoes, mashed potatoes, snacks and dessert.

My mom just became a resident actually so we are going to travel back to her hometown after 20 years so that is definitely something I'm thankful for.

Name: Guadalupe Ginenez

Major: Nursing

Hometown: Venice, Calif.

I'm just going to celebrate Thanksgiving at home with my family.

I'm thankful for my grandma and my family and that I was able to spend this past weekend with them.

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