Story by: Abbey Stoetzel
Once again, the three day weekend that consists of Labor Day and lakes has passed through the school calendar. Although most Titans spend the weekend doing Labor Day festivities, some might not know the true meaning of Labor Day.
“I believe Labor Day is a national holiday because it marks the beginning of better work conditions and standards for all Americans,” said Senior Alyssa Travalent.
According to dol.gov, Labor Day “is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”
Other Titans also know why we celebrate Labor Day.
“It’s like paying tribute to all the hard workerss that don’t always get enough credit. But I don’t know why it’s a federal holiday,” said Freshmen Mathias Hamm.
Travalent spent the weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks with friends Juniors Kate Brown, Frankie Duckworth, and Laura Boughan.
“We went out on the boat and waverunner, laid out and got burnt, and went paddle boarding,” said Travalent.
Hamm spent his Labor Day weekend at football practice and catching a quick flick at the theaters.
Sophomore Emma Pundt spent the day with her family.
“I had a family dinner and went fourwheeling with my brother,” said Pundt.
To others, Labor Day may also mark the “official end” to summer.
“I think September really marks the beginning of fall. The weather turns cooler and the leaves begin to change colors and fall off. The pools close up and school really gets into full swing,” said Travalent.
For Hamm, summer doesn’t end until “the leaves start to fall.”