8 Types Of School Breaks All College Students Experience, Ranked Accordingly

8 Types Of School Breaks All College Students Experience, Ranked Accordingly

I ranked from worst to best with the utmost bias and personal opinion guiding me.

As college students enter the post-spring break era of the semester, the only thing getting us through the next few months is the promise of summer break. With the dawning of this new dark age, I decided to reflect on all of the breaks college students could ever dream of having. As per usual, I have ranked them from worst to best with the utmost bias and personal opinion guiding me.

8. Fall break

Fall break is a shame, a fake break. It’s not even a full week; it's just an extended weekend where you don't have enough time to go home but too much time to kill around campus. I love the fall, and evidently, I love breaks. However, this is one combo that I just cannot get behind.

7. Thanksgiving break

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, so hear me out when I say it's just like Fall Break, which is to say it's a fake break. If you really try hard enough, you might be able to get a week out of it, but it's just a tease: you have work due on a Monday after and any relaxing you did at home is forgotten when you immediately head into finals review. Way to ruin a wonderful holiday, College.

6. "Water main burst and boil advisory" break

So maybe this is just an Emory-oriented break occurring two weeks ago when, surprisingly, a water main burst in Dekalb County and we were placed under a boil advisory. The university was shut down promptly at 10:00 a.m. and while there was the looming threat of dehydration, the sudden freedom on a Wednesday propelled the water main break above fall break... until around 2:30 p.m. when Emory was reopened starting at 5:00 p.m.

5. Snow day break

The thing that I love the most about going to school in the South is how everyone there reacts to even the report of snow. The entire university shuts down. The city panics. Classes are canceled. And Atlanta only gets a half inch dusting. It's truly magical.

However, any snow day above the Mason Dixon line is just going to be a no from me. If there is any amount of snowfall greater than what can be melted in a day, I want no part of it.

4. Spring break

Spring break is a hit or miss. Quite literally, you either go hard or you go home. And as relaxing as home may be, sometimes it's freezing and it snows and you really miss the Georgia sunshine.

3. Hurricane break

Hear me out on this one: Hurricane Irma break was actually pretty lit. The threat of total destruction? Check. Lock-in that offered equal parts fun sleepover vibes as well as absolute bedlam and potential murder? Check. Domino's delivery even through the storm? Oh, baby yes. Never forget Irma Break 2017.

2. Winter break

If you try to do anything more during winter break than sleep and eat food you don't have to pay for, you're doing winter break completely wrong. You leave fall semester with morale at an all-time low; doing anything but resting and recharging is just too much.

The only caveat? Snow. As I've lightly mentioned, snow is the enemy of both me and Winter Break. Sorry, there could only be one favorite school vacation...

1. Summer break

Is there anything better than summer break for students? That's a rhetorical question, by the way, obviously summer break is the best thing since sliced bread. Even with the stress of internships or jobs, the distance from school friends, and often the general heat, there is quite literally nothing more appealing than summertime.

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Perfect for those beach daze.

Summer is officially in full swing. We are all looking forward to the adventures that await us. A lot of us have been dreaming about the day when we finally get to kick our feet up and relax by the ocean. If you find yourself getting ready for a trip to the beach then read these quotes to help get your in the mood for your vacation. Whether you are looking for an Instagram caption or are just trying to settle a bad case of wanderlust, here are 52 quotes on summer:

1. "Hello summer."

2. "I'm happiest when I'm floating in the ocean."

3. "May you always have a shell in your pocket, and sand in your toes."

4. "Life is better with palm trees."

5. "Sandy toes. Sun-kissed nose."

6. "Balmy nights, pink sunsets, and salty air."

7. "Talk to the sand."

8. "Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink the wild air." -Emerson

9. "Everyone should believe in something. I believe I should go to the beach."

10. "Spontaneity is the best kind of adventure."

11. "The ocean is calling and I must go."

12. "Here comes the sun."

13. "If it requires a bikini, my answer is yes."

14. "I'm just a beachy kinda girl."

15. "As free as the ocean..."

16. "As endless as the ocean, as timeless as the tides..."

17. "Life's a beach. Enjoy the waves."

18. "A pineapple a day keeps the worries away."

19. "Let the currents guide your heart."

20. "Happiness comes in waves."

21. "Let's go somewhere where the stars kiss the ocean."

22. "My favorite color is sunset."

23. "I lost my heart to the sea."

24. "Sun, sand, and surf."

25. "Salt in the air. Sand in my hair."

26. "Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly." -Van Morrison

27. "High tides and good vibes."

28. "Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes."

29. "Stop and smell the ocean."

30. "I'm happy anywhere I can see the ocean."

31. "Tropical state of mind."

32. "Forever chasing the sun."

33. "Girls just wanna have sun."

34. "Some of the best memories are made in flip flops." -Kellie Elmore

35. "Good times and tan lines."

36. "Palm trees, ocean breeze, salty air, sun-kissed hair, endless summer, take me there."

37. "The ocean is calling."

38. "Love you to the beach and back."

39. "Paradise found."

40. "Seas the day."

41. "Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air..." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

42. "Eat. Beach. Sleep. Repeat."

43. "I never met a sunset I didn't like."

44. "Beach daze always."

45. "Catch me by the sea."

46. "Only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair." -Zac Brown Band

47. "Stay salty."

48. "Done adulating- let's be mermaids."

49. "Find me under the palm trees."

50. "Sea you soon."

51. "Hello sunshine."

52. "Don't mind me... I'm just chasing the sun."

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Jesus's death on the cross is worth so much more than one day. He is deserving of far greater.

So often, we let ourselves be consumed by life and all our problems that we get distracted. We let ourselves forget the work that Jesus did on the cross.

Yet, this should not be our reality because Jesus won.

Jesus won. He defeated the grave. Let that sink in, because all too frequently I feel like this falls deaf to our ears and hearts.

Understanding that Jesus conquered death and has already won the battle for the world (John 16:33) should give us peace.

Having this knowledge should help us to say, "I see these things that I can't fix. But Jesus has conquered death, and everything else is taken care of."

Celebrate who Jesus is and what He has done every day, not just on Easter.

Lord, thank you that I can celebrate the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ every single day. Thank you that Easter is so much bigger and far better than just a holiday. You have defeated death, so now I can rest in that truth--knowing that you will take care of even the most minuscule details of my life. You hold today, tomorrow, and forever. Thank you that I can celebrate who you are and what you've done from now until eternity.

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