Wright State students unable to travel home for the holiday celebrated ‘Raidersgiving’ on campus

Thanksgiving is the time of year where people tend to reflect on the things that they are grateful for.

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International students at Wright State University (WSU) are thankful for the opportunity to enjoy the traditional holiday meal with other international students at the ‘Raidersgiving’ event on Wednesday.

News Center 7′s Xavier Hershovits stopped by Raidersgiving and spoke with international students and staff responsible for setting up the event.

“It offers an opportunity for our campus community to come together,” the Director of Community Standards and Student Conduct at WSU, Christopher Hogan, said.

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Raidersgiving is the University’s way of making sure that students, faculty and staff that can’t make it home for Thanksgiving, still have family to gather around the table with.

A second year international student from Guatemala, Carlos Sosa, says Thanksgiving is a new holiday for him.

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“I see a lot of international students here- and that’s for a reason, we don’t get to go home,” Sosa said. “And to interact with Americans, this is their holiday, it’s really awesome.”