Seize the Break

Jake Tapley

Spring Break is often characterized as being the week where college students let loose and go wild.

And I don’t think that’s a bad thing.

Taking a trip to Panama is frequently given a bad reputation by people who probably did the same thing when they were in college. So what’s the big deal?

As long as people know their limits and make sure they are taking the proper precautions to not negatively affect anyone around them, I feel that they should be able to party as hard as they want. Break out the beer pong table and have some personal release. Consume body shots. Enjoy a shower beer.

It’s your time off, so use it however you want to. No one else should be able to have a say in your best judgment.

Of course, if you have school work you should do over break, you will eventually want to get to that. But just don’t worry about it too much. You don’t need to make it your utmost priority.

As long as it gets done, everything will be right in the world.

We devote too much of our time to stress and personal calculations of time and work. The purpose of this week is to set all that aside – enjoy a lightened load and a satisfied mind.

Spring Break should be able to serve whatever function we need it to. If someone wants to stay home and relax the entire break, that’s fine. If someone wants to blackout on a beach… well…

You know what I’m getting at.

I think we need to redefine what is expected of students over Spring Break by not defining it at all. They have presumably worked hard all semester and are deserving of whatever week they want.