Spring Break 2015

Dillon Wright, Team B Staff Writer
March 27, 2015

Throughout the school year, things can get pretty overwhelming. Projects, homework, essays and other school work all contribute to the stress created by school. It is not uncommon to hear about students staying up until 1:00 in the morning to finish a project or an essay due the next day. Not only work, but also the social environment can be stressful and hard to deal with at times. People argue, debate and disagree and it can cause uncomfortable tension in the environment. Sometimes, the healthiest way to deal with all this stress is to take a break. During the fall season, for 5 days there is a thanksgiving break, where families can get together to celebrate the traditional holiday of thanksgiving. About a month later, there is another break for the Christmas and New Years holidays. This break is two weeks long, and people use these two weeks to take a vacation, or visit family in far away places. These breaks not only provide a great way to reconnect with family and friends, but also provide a nice way to relieve stress caused by the school year. Spring break however is different from the other two breaks. It still provides the same stress relieving results as the other two, but there is more opportunity. During spring break the weather is warmer so there is more stuff to do. There may be talk of plans for vacations or people talking about going to the beach. Since the spring has arrived, leaves and flowers will start to grow back. With all these plants growing back it will also trigger many allergies, which is a downside to the break. Even though there is a few bad parts, spring break should be enjoyed outside while the weather is warm and there is no snow on the ground. Colin Slife says, “I love the spring, it is so nice to finally  get another break from school. I can’t wait to go golfing with my friends.” Spring is also a great time for activities such as surfing, skateboarding and vaping. Unfortunately sports and activities such as skiing, snowboarding and sledding will be coming to an end. “Yeah I’m a little depressed that I won’t be able to snowboard anymore, but its cool that the weather is getting warm now,” says Devan Moses. As the long anticipated spring finally arrives people can finally have a break from all stress, especially after the PARCC, AIR and OGT testing.

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