Following the day of Thanksgiving, “door-buster sales” entice Americans to shop ’til they drop. Black Friday is an unofficial American holiday that is the opening of winter shopping in stores, with Cyber Monday coming a few days later for online shoppers. Sales let consumers find good deals on nearly everything from electronics to clothes to food. While it is an economically sound day for shoppers and corporations, protests against Black Friday have become more common in recent years, particularly against major corporations who make millions on Black Friday yet still pay employees minimum wage. CNN estimated that in 2012, 59 billion dollars was spent by shoppers over the Black Friday weekend. More revenue is expected to be generated this Black Friday.
BearingNews asked students: What do you think about Black Friday?
By Sophi Whyte
Are you shopping on Black Friday? We would love for you to tweet @RBHSBearingNews when you shop.
Sophie Whyte. A convivial vegan Canadian who possesses an unhealthy obsession for maple syrup, which she drinks out of a coffee mug every morning as she ponders the meaning of life. A proud reader and writer of things, Sophie spends her days idly presenting cello concerts for dog, and enjoying life as a lover of peanut butter. She is a quirky, quick witted, comically short intellectual. You can be sure to find Sophie exploring the halls of RBHS in her purple adventure rain boots, looking for a good story to write for Bearing News, be sure to say hi and strike up a conversation because she loves to converse about most anything especially the hardships of being an AP student. She be absolutely cray and if to be described by one single word, it would most definitely be FRIEND.