With Spring Break fast approaching, students are packing their bags and heading off to adventure in the sun, visit family and friends or just lie around and enjoy some serious bonding time with their Netflix account.
Sophomore Jacqline Rosa is road tripping with a group of nine friends to Sacramento, Calif., where they will hike Echo Lake. From there, they will head to San Francisco to tour Alcatraz and go skydiving.
“I’m just so excited to get some vitamin D and enjoy the sun,” Rosa said.
For Rosa, this will be her second spring break away after taking a trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico her senior year of high school.
Living fairly close to Pacific, she said she really enjoys being able to experience new places and create adventures.
She said traveling for spring break is a great opportunity to have bonding time with friends while also getting a break from the chaos of school.
For some, getting a needed break from schoolwork doesn’t include the elaborate adventure of a spring break trip.
Junior Michael Monahan said he plans to visit his long-time girlfriend and family in Southern Oregon.
Monahan said he is looking forward to hiking with his girlfriend and existing with no stress or drama for a week.
While most see spring break as a reason to take a trip and party, Monahan sees the week differently.
“I could go home and make awesome new memories with my loved ones out in nature by camping and stuff,” said Monahan. “I’m not saying that is the only option but the whole party spring break thing is kind of a pervasive idea in our youth culture.”
While some plans and the goals may differ, spring break could not come soon enough for some students.
Monahan said the schoolwork right now is manageable, but definitely not ideal.
Whether it’s a trip with friends, a visit with an old girlfriend or just vegging out on the couch, spring break is finally coming and the campus is jazzed, to say the least.