Campus Life

Stockton students share holiday memories at “Story Space” event

Written for The Argo by Morgan Clyburn

On November 9th, 2022, Student Development hosted a Story Space event in which students and faculty shared their favorite holiday stories as well as what the holidays mean to them. 

Student Development hosts regular storytelling events on Stockton’s campus. The goal of these events is to allow students to relate to each other through the sharing of their own personal experiences. Those who offered to share their stories were provided blankets, notepads, and refreshments, contributing to a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere.

Crowds gather to celebrate Makar Sankranti. Photo courtesy of

Attendees enjoyed hearing a wide variety of stories throughout the night; however, one thing that remained constant throughout each participant’s experience was the inclusion of family traditions. Those who spoke often mentioned a certain practice or custom they would do as a family, and how those were the moments that stayed in their minds. One participant detailed an Indian tradition called Makar Sankranti, a festival celebrated from January 14th to January 15th. The tradition was described as a kite festival where families gather around and fly kites as an act of gratitude towards God.

It is these types of moments that make the holidays truly special. Memories made in the company of family and friends are the types of stories that will never be forgotten. Students wishing to participate in Student Development’s next Story Space event can find information on Ospreyhub.