Thanksgiving Foods As Different Majors at Penn State

It’s that time of year where college students are completely stressed, but luckily have an annual and delicious feast to look forward to.

The fact that Thanksgiving is on the horizon is the only thing getting me through the rest of the semester. School is tough for a lot of us, no matter what your major is. Speaking of majors, have you ever thought about what Thanksgiving food relates most to your major? Or is that just my last brain cell talking? 

Surprisingly, you could make a whole Thanksgiving feast out of Penn State majors. Here are some Thanksgiving favorites as some of those majors -- can you find yours?


  1. 1. Turkey -- musical theater

    Turkey is the main attraction of Thanksgiving -- the big star. Theater majors are stars too, the main thing people come to see -- well, an auditorium full of people wouldn’t fit at my Thanksgiving table, but you get the point. 

    Also, without a turkey, Thanksgiving is a bust. Without the performers, a show could be a bust. 

  2. 2. Ham -- lighting design, scenic design, costume design, etc.  

    However, actors aren’t all that go into the making of a show. In the same aspect, Turkey isn’t the only tasty Thanksgiving meat. Though they’re not in the spotlight, those majors studying to work behind the scenes of a show are just as important as its actors. Even though the turkey is the one in the spotlight, I think the ham is just as important and just as tasty. 

  3. 3. Mashed potatoes -- business

    Mashed potatoes are something you can either leave just plain mashed potatoes, or you can add in different things like extra cheese, sour cream, bacon, or other things. They’re still mashed, but with something added in to make it special. 

    This is similar to business majors. They are business majors, but can “add” something in -- more specific focus their major -- to make their course of study unique -- accounting, international business, finance, marketing, and so much more. 

  4. 4. Stuffing -- creative writing 

    The stuffing is my favorite food at Thanksgiving. The cool thing about it is everyone has their own recipe and their own way to be creative with it. 

    Speaking of being creative, this seems to be the case creative writing majors. If you were to give a group of writers a prompt to write, they would all probably do completely things with it. It would be the same prompt, but not the same story. The same goes for stuffing, if you tell a group of people to make stuffing they would all add different ingredients.

  5. 5. Green bean casserole -- journalism

    I am a journalism major, so let me tell me why we are green bean casserole. At first impression, people always wonder why in the world I chose to be a journalism major. In fact, without even knowing us, people assume journalists are bad. However, perhaps if people would give it a try, they would see journalism is a good major, and most of us are good people. 


    This is true for the poor, underrated green bean casserole. Many people have the impression that it’s gross, but actually it’s a pretty good dish. I think everyone should give green bean casserole a chance and discover how good it actually is.  

  6. 6. Macaroni and cheese -- nursing 

    I feel like this is the dish everyone thinks is easy to make. Unless you’re making it from a box, Mac and cheese is hard to make, and hard work goes into making a genuinely good Mac and cheese. 

    I have read a lot and seen lots of memes about the struggle of nursing majors, and I think some people don’t realize how difficult it is to be a nursing major. It seems like a lot of work goes into it to be successful. 

  7. 7. Cranberry sauce -- just college in general 

    With cranberry sauce, you have two choices -- the structured, perfectly shaped one, or the mashed up, unstructured, kind-of-looks-like-it-fell-apart. In the same way, there are two kinds of college students -- the organized, structured one, or the one that’s falling apart. You choose your path.