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Northwest students brave Black Friday

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Shoppers wait in line at the Old Navy store off of Wendover Avenue in Greensboro. Old Navy is one of many popular stores to shop at on Black Friday.

Shoppers wait in line at the Old Navy store off of Wendover Avenue in Greensboro. Old Navy is one of many popular stores to shop at on Black Friday.

Shoppers wait in line at the Old Navy store off of Wendover Avenue in Greensboro. Old Navy is one of many popular stores to shop at on Black Friday.

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Workers across the country are preparing themselves for what’s to come. Full-stomached and anxious customers stand in lines backed up into the street. It’s one the United States’ busiest shopping days of the year. It’s Black Friday.

For decades, Americans have ended their Thanksgiving holiday by shopping on Black Friday, a deal-filled day falling on the Friday proceeding Thanksgiving. Those in the Northwest community are no different.

“I go Black Friday shopping because I feel like it’s a part of a tradition and it’s a good way to hang out with friends,” senior Olivia Mahon said.

For some, Black Friday shopping is a way to get an early start to holiday shopping.

“I went Black Friday shopping to take advantage of the deals as well as do some Christmas shopping for my family,” senior Max Beck said.

Black Friday shopping is a norm for the masses, including Mahon.

“I haven’t gone every year my entire life, but I started going annually about seven years ago,” Mahon said.

Like Mahon, many others view Black Friday shopping as a tradition, and they shop on this day annually.

“I go Black Friday shopping every year,” Beck said. “I usually go on Thanksgiving day in the evening and very early on Friday Morning.”

Along with Beck and Mahon, hundreds of thousands fill the lines at stores to get the best deals, and this, of course, comes with a price that is not a steal.

“The worst part about Black Friday shopping is the crowds of people at any given store,” Beck said. “I’m not a fan of crowds so I decide to fight through it one day of the year.”

Mahon agrees that the lines are the worst part of the Black Friday experience.

“The worst part is the lines to the registers,” Mahon said.

However, many brave the lines, and some face waiting times that can exceed hours.

“The longest line I waited in was at Target on Thanksgiving day,” Beck said. “I waited for almost an hour, but it was worth it.”

With the long lines and a huge crowd comes a reward, some of the best deals of the year and the beginning of the holiday season.

“The best part of Black Friday is the holiday/Christmas vibe I get from it,” Beck said. “It puts me in such a good mood because the holiday season is my favorite.”

For Mahon, it’s about the memories and experience.

“I don’t know if it’s worth it for the deals, but it’s definitely a fun experience,” Mahon said.

Shoppers wait in line at the Old Navy store off of Wendover Avenue in Greensboro. Old Navy is one of many popular stores to shop at on Black Friday.

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