5 Things To Remember For Spring Break

5 Things To Remember For Spring Break

Have fun, but please be safe.

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All students look forward to one thing during the school year, no matter what age they are. There's no doubt that we all get excited for breaks, but one stands out more-so than the others: Spring Break!

When you're a kid, you're excited to spend time with your friends, go camping, and spend all your time at the pool. In high school, it's along the same lines, but you're trying to sneak alcohol everywhere and everyone is judgmental about what swimsuit someone decided to wear.

In college, you do one of two things: 1. You sleep for a solid week and Lord help the person that decides to interrupt your sleep deprived, peaceful slumber. And 2. You travel to the beach of your choice and you're drunk the entire time (depending on who you are, you're also drunk during the first half of the week that classes start again).

If you decide to be a party animal during our favorite school break, obviously I want you to have all the fun you could possibly have. The less you remember it, the better..or worse- I don't remember. Maybe a few flashes here and there. Just please don't puke everywhere. But the most important thing is that you keep safe and be cautious wherever you decide to go. Just please don't recreate Spring Breakers or The Hangover. --But if you do recreate The Hangover, video or it didn't happen. I want to see who steals a tiger, loses a tooth, has an Asian man in the trunk, and who got stuck on the hotel roof.--

But seriously, to avoid any unfortunate events happening to you and/or your friends, please keep these things in mind.

1. Have a buddy system

Crazy stuff happens during Spring Break. Everyone knows that. Just don't lose track of each other because something serious could happen and it definitely would ruin the trip. Make sure each other are safe and don't put yourselves in a position that you'll regret later. Spring Break is the prime time for rape, kidnapping, human trafficking, etc. It's crowded everywhere so it would be extremely easy for someone to slip away undetected. People won't be paying attention to anything else except having fun. With all the distractions, that's a perfect opportunity for a predator to strike.

2. Be aware of what you put in your body

Alcohol and drugs are always a factor. If someone offers you a drink, be careful- especially if it's already open. You don't know 99% of the people so you have no reason to trust anyone and you don't know their intentions. As for drugs that you might take, there's a lot of impure stuff nowadays. Even weed is enhanced with things that people aren't aware of. Obviously. That's why there's so many different names. Just be careful and aware.

If you go to the bathroom, take your drink with you. Don't leave it somewhere, unattended, and come back to it. You don't know what could be in it anymore. If anything, get a new one.

3. Always have your ID, money, and phone

Getting into more serious topics, it's important that you have these things. And not for the fun reasons. Always carry your ID. Aside from getting into a bar or whatever, if something happens to you (God forbid), you'll be able to be identified. Always carry money. Aside from being able to buy more booze, always have money on you so you can get away from an area or situation that you won't want to be in. Always have your phone. You need to have a line of communication JUST IN CASE you get separated from your group or you need the police.

4. Please don't end up on Pornhub

Just.. please don't. Everything ends up online. Just don't end up on that site.

5. Make sure you have enough money to get home

Obviously.

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Just please be responsible and aware of your surroundings. You can have all the fun you want, but please be careful. I don't want to see any news flashes for unfortunate events that might have happened to you or your friends. Have a great break!

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While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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The Week BEFORE Spring Break Is High-Key Stressful And I Hate It

It's the week before my spring break, and I am stressed to the max.

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Most students in college during the time that I am writing this article are either currently on spring break or about to be on spring break. Me, I am the latter. This article is being written in my dorm a little under three hours before the deadline. The reason that it's kind of like this, besides the fact that I tend to procrastinate a lot and my best ideas come at the last minute, is the exact reason for the title.

It's the week before my spring break, and I am stressed to the max.

It's not even in the idea that I'm procrastinating because I am not. It's the idea that there is a lot both on my plate and on my mind. I have a few assignments that are due either Thursday, Friday, or even tonight that are not done yet and I'm just trying to get things together. I also have two midterms on Friday that I am studying for, and I'm creating a lesson plan for one of my classes and it takes time but I'm honestly running out of time. Plus I have events for the sorority during this week including a sisterhood and a new member/active event where I will pref for my little.

To add on, while it's not happening until next week, I have the surgery that I already wrote two articles about and I know that there will be a follow-up article to the follow-up article of the first one once the surgery is done. So in short, not only am I feeling really stressed, I am feeling really nervous about this surgery.

In the past, my stress has been something that I knew I could control easily at times.

But with college, there are times when I can and times when I really can not control it. This is one of those times. I'm listening to music that can calm me, I'm trying to take naps whenever I can find the time to, I rant to my friends and my mom whenever I feel like I need to, but this week just feels like something I can't escape until the week is over. But then again, as I said earlier, I got the surgery.

OK, I'm going to shut up about the surgery and save that for the article I write after it happens.

To add on, my dorm is right by the police station as well as the train tracks so whenever I would hear noises suddenly like the police cars testing the cars and the train coming by, the headache from my stress grows.

In conclusion, I just really want this week to be over. I know that it does not really compare to the stress that comes with finals week, and I know that stress obviously. But, with taking classes that call for a very demanding semester, every week, especially this week, I just pray for the end of the week to come quicker.

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