Our View: Spring Break is finally here
For the past 10 weeks, you’ve attended classes, completed assignments, participated in student organizations, and worked on- and off-campus jobs. Your ability to get through those weeks is still quite astonishing to you.
Finally, Spring Break has come. The weather is nice, and the forecast shows that it will be sunny for quite a few days of break. It’s what we’ve all been looking forward to for a while, and some of us don’t even know what we’re going to do with ourselves.
A free schedule allows us to indulge in multiple activities that we’ve wanted to do for weeks. If you’re not going taking a road trip or going to Florida or a foreign country, here are a few activities you should consider.
1. Read a book for fun. Since January, the majority of your reading was for classes or research. Your own personal reading has taken a back seat. Take some time to read something you love. If you think a week is not enough time to finish a book, a thriller will help because they’re usually page-turners.
2. Take a nap...on your couch/futon. Yes, you have a bed, and it’s quite comfy. But there’s something about a nap on the couch with a random movie playing in the background. Do it.
3. Hang out with friends/spouses. Your schedule hasn’t allowed you to have a social life. Have lunch. See a movie. (“Hunger Games” midnight showing is not a bad idea.) Go dancing, or whatever else you want to do.
4. Visit home/family. This is so cliché, but we’ll say it anyway: There’s no place like home.
5. Do some homework. Yeah, this idea kind of blows, but you won’t regret it if you try to get ahead in one or two of your classes. It may be helpful in the long run. If you don’t get around to it, don’t sweat it.
It’s Spring Break! Just enjoy yourself.
The above editorial is the consensus opinion of the Daily Kent Stater editorial board.