Students Answer the Timeless Question: “What Are You Thankful For?”

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Students Answer the Timeless Question: “What Are You Thankful For?”

Their responses, from new connections to family and friends, are heartwarming

November 23, 2021
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In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, we reached out to BU students and asked them the age-old turkey-day-themed question: “What are you thankful for?” From new connections to family and friends, their answers are heartwarming. Happy Thanksgiving, Terriers!

photo of Hui Li

“I’m thankful for the new connections I can make from being able to attend classes in person again! I am glad that my peers and professors have been warm and welcoming throughout my first semester at BU.”

—Hui Li (GRS’22)

photo of Gabriella Clermont

“I am very thankful for my family; they are so supportive and loving. I don’t know what I would do without their support. I am thankful for the friends I’ve made at BU; they made my time here very enjoyable and exciting. I’m also thankful for the roof over my head; I love living in Myles, as well as just getting my education in general. I am confident that I will be well-prepared to enter the workforce after I graduate.”

—Gabriella Clermont (Questrom’23)

photo of Brett Rado

“I am thankful for the lifelong friendships I have made at BU. It is truly a gift to have a group of such wonderful people to celebrate the good times, support one another in hardship, and experience new things with!”

—Brett Rado (Questrom’22)

photo of Jackie Theroux

“I am thankful for my strong support system—my family and all of the amazing friends I have made at BU!”

—Jackie Theroux (Sargent’22)

photo of Evan Teplensky

“I am extremely grateful for the friendships I’ve made this past year and the friends who’ve been with me since starting BU. Also, being able to stay in Boston during the summer and make amazing memories. Oh, and of course the B Line now going to Government Center, instead of Park Street!”

—Evan Teplensky (CAS’23, Pardee’23)

photo of Jen Stovsky

“I am thankful for my family and my friends at BU for their support and unconditional love.”

—Jen Stovsky (Wheelock’22)

photo of Kelsey Martirano

“I’m thankful for all of my amazing roommates, my fellow crew at BUTV10, and my family back home!”

—Kelsey Martirano (COM’23)

photo of Hessann Farooqi

“I am thankful for all of the incredible people in my life. This year, I’ve seen so many of my dreams come true, in large part because of the support of these people.”

—Hessann Farooqi (CAS’22)

photo of Elle Nicoletti

“My incredible roommates and best friends at BU.”

—Elle Nicoletti (Pardee’24)

photo of Oliver Pour

“I’m thankful for my incredible family that has always been supportive of my goals, no matter how big or small.”

—Oliver Pour (COM’22)

photo of Aimee Mein

“I am thankful for being back on campus and being able to see friends, faculty, and coworkers in person again.”

—Aimee Mein (COM’22)

photo of Emilio Díaz and friends

“For the new friends and experiences.”

—Emilio Díaz (MET’22) (back left)

photo of Valeria Orellana

“I am thankful for my family, friends, charcuterie boards, and cheesy romantic comedies. But, I’m especially grateful to be a part of BU Women’s Ultimate frisbee. They’ve been such a positive addition to my time here and given me my most treasured friendships. Please cheer us on while we head to the National Championship in California this December for the first time in our program’s history. If you want to follow our journey, check us out @buuprising on Instagram.”

—Valeria Orellana (Questrom’23)

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  1. I didn’t see any Metropolitan students featured here, so I just wanted to say that I’m grateful this Thanksgiving season for all of my amazin professors and my peers in the MSHC program at MET! It has been so hard studying during this long pandemic, but it’s been worth the hard effort and late night’s studying. Happy Holidays, Everyone!

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