All I want for Christmas is Christmas break

By Michelle Moran
December 8, 2005

With the fall semester winding down, students cramming for finals and teachers frantically trying to get every last bit of information into their lesson plans, everyone has one thing keeping them going… Christmas break.

In the midst of the break fast approaching, it’s hard not to dream of a relaxing, care-free lifestyle that consists of family and friends, instead of books and papers. So what is everyone planning to do on their break?

Ike Omuso, a senior marketing major, said, “I’m going to Florida with some friends to work on my tan.”

Patrick Downs, a senior finance major, is also planning on traveling over his break to escape from all the pressures of school. Downs said, “I am going to Rockefeller Center in New York to see the Rockettes.”

Traveling can be a great outlet to escape the stressful atmosphere that is present in every college student’s life. However, many students are planning on staying local to spend time with their friends and family. Christmas break can be a great time to catch up with old high school friends that have been away at other colleges. Kevin Dragone, a senior graphic design major, said, “I am going to be hanging out with a friend who is coming home from his internship at DC.”

Numerous other students will also be hard at work trying to earn some extra cash, which can be hard to do during the school year. Jessica Boettger, a junior elementary education major, said, “Over my Christmas break I will hang out with my family and friends, do some Christmas shopping, and I will also waitress at Chili’s, like I do while I’m here at school, for some extra money.”

With Christmas and New Years quickly approaching, students will also be getting ready for the holidays by shopping for loved ones and friends. Megan Erwin, a senior graphic design major, said, “I will probably be working in order to pay for those Christmas expenses and spending as much time with family and friends as I can.”

Whether students are relaxing, traveling or spending time with their friends, one thing that they all agree on is that they want to forget about school for a while.

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