Spring Break Rivalry
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Spring Break Rivalry

When did going on spring break become about one-uping your friends

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Maille Dolan

When the month of March begins and the weather is seemingly getting warmer, we all begin to dread that one question: "Where are you going for spring break". There is an underlining urge to want to say somewhere cool and tropical like the Bahamas or Mexico or even somewhere in Florida. With the rise of social media in today's world people are constantly feeling the need to do something amazing or go somewhere that would make other people jealous. So when did going on spring break change from a much needed week off of school into the stressful planning of something new and exciting?

When my mom speaks about going on spring break during her college years it seems like a whole different experience. There is a sense of adventure and just sheer enjoyment in getting in a car and road tripping anywhere with friends. There were no cellphones back then or Instagram to post your every move on. All she had was a road map, some college friends and a camera. She told me about her and her friends planning a last minute trip to drive to Miami from the North West Indiana region just for the experience and to be in the sun.

Now, everyone is rushing to plan trips to the most exotic places they can think of and no one simply wants to road trip or just go home for spring break. The reaction I would surely get from someone if I told them I was simply going to Indiana for spring break would be something entirely different if I were to have told them I was going to the Florida Keys. Society is wrapped around the idea of doing something cool to be able to blast it all over social media. Cuttos to the people whose lives don't rely on social media and do things just for pure enjoyment.

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