To Whoever Decided To Cancel Fall Break

To Whoever Decided To Cancel Fall Break

There goes the only time I'd have to relax and recharge.

To whoever it was that took away our fall break,

I'll never forget the morning during this year's hurricane evacuation when I woke up to the email saying that the two days of fall break that I'd been planning on having all year long were no longer going to be relaxing and without classes.

My heart sank as I read the news. I'd been dreading this moment ever since we had to leave campus.

"Nahhh, they wouldn't do that to us," I kept telling myself.

"If anything, they'll just change up the finals week schedule like they did last year," I thought.

Well, turns out I was wrong.

Instead of simply having a couple more days of classes at the end of the semester, you all decided that it would be better to take away students' days off that they already had their hearts set on using. To me, that is much worse.

I understand that the job of the administrators is to give us the education that we paid for, and we definitely do need all the time we can get to learn the material given. Most of the time, we use up the entire period with the lecture, questions, and review without a minute to spare.

So yes, the days that we missed when we were evacuated definitely made a dent in the schedule and there is some catching up to do.

But, that's what the weekend makeup days are for! I know for sure that I have two weekend days during which I am supposed to spend the majority of my time in those classrooms I sit in for hours during the week.

Now, along with the weekend days, my classes are also being forced to meet on the days that would have been my fall break; the days that I would have used to relax and recharge from the exhausting semester I've had thus far.

The thing that gets on my nerves the most is that, during this year's hurricane, we were only out of school for four days, while last year we were out for more than a week.

But did they cancel fall break last year? NOPE.

Yeah, it was an election year, people needed time to vote blah blah blah, but I guarantee you that the majority of students did not, in fact, return to their home states to vote as you all claimed they would. Like myself, they probably got an absentee ballot sent to them because it just did not make sense to make the long journey home just for a few days.

I've been running all of the possible solutions over and over again in my mind and I just don't understand why this is the one that you all chose. It just doesn't make any sense. Where is the logic in this decision?

Sincerely, a very salty student.

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The other day I got my first whiff of food being cooked on the way home and it made me think of all the stuff I want to do this summer and what I want to accomplish in the upcoming months. It also made me think about how I make the same promises to myself every year and don't accomplish half of the things I want. So, this year, I decided to make a summer bucket list. I've heard of people doing this and I always thought it was kind of stupid, but I figure writing it down would motivate me more than just thinking, "That would be a nice thing to do."

So here are some things on my summer bucket list and hopefully they inspire you to go out and have the best summer of your life.

1. Find and do a summer exercise challenge

2. Go on a road trip

3. Visit a water park

4. Make fresh-squeezed lemonade

5. Have a water fight

6. Attend at least one outdoor concert

7. Research and apply to internships

8. Start journaling

9. Sign up for a class

10. Spend an afternoon on a boat

11. Read a new book every month of the summer

12. Eat fried dough

13. Attend a fair

14. Spend the day at a beach

15. Roast a marshmallow and make s’mores

16. Host an awesome summer party

17. Go to a drive-in movie

18. Cook something you never cooked before

19. Have an epic movie marathon with friends

20. Go river tubing

21. Reconnect with friends you haven’t seen in a while

22. Eat lunch on a dock

23. Order a new flavor of ice cream

24. Go bowling

25. Take pictures in a photo booth

26. Go shopping on a boardwalk

27. Stay up all night and watch the sun come up

28. Eat pizza by a pool

29. Do a Pinterest craft

30. Ride a four wheeler

31. Big an epic blanket fort

32. Go to an aquarium

33. Lay in the back of a pickup truck

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45 #Goals For The End-All Be-All College Kid's Summer Bucket List

Running out of ideas of things to do this summer? No, you're not!

It's finally summertime, or as I'd like to call it, the best time of the year! But every summer I notice that there are tons of things I could be doing than just sitting around doing a whole lot of nothing. Do you run out of ideas of things to do during your summer breaks? Well if so, here are 45 activity ideas that will make your summer adventurous and memorable!

1. Have some nice days to relax on the beach.

I mean... this a summer must, right?

2. Relax by the pool.

3. Take some summer classes.

It never hurts to get some college credits on your time off.

4. Finish a TV series on Netflix.

... or multiple.

5. Take a trip to the aquarium or zoo.

6. Go on a froyo or ice cream date.

7. Go indoor/outdoor skydiving.

It seems like skydiving places are popping up everywhere, nowadays.

8. Visit some museums.

9. Go see a new movie that's being released.

10. Take a road trip with your besties.

Road trips are the best for friendship bonding!

11. Go to your favorite restaurant, but try something NEW!

12. Make a summer Spotify playlist.

Come on now... what is summer without the tunes to go with it?

13. Have a cookout or party with your friends.

14. Take your dog for a walk or to a dog park.

Pets are your friends, too.

15. Go parasailing or tubing.

16. Attend a local sports game.

17. Have mini photo shoots (of people or nature).

This one is for all my photoholics out there.

18. Go on a hike.

19. Get a part-time (or full-time) job.

It's nice to actually have money to do this stuff.

20. Go on a shopping spree.

21. Try out some new recipes.

22. Go to a local fair/festival.

24. Go strawberry picking.

25. Go to an amusement or water park.

26. Donate old clothes.

27. Paint a picture.

28. Go on a boat ride.

29. Catch up on some sleep.

30. If you have a record player, go shopping for used vinyl records.

31. Visit a friend who doesn't live close to you.

They will definitely appreciate having visitors.

32. Redo your bedroom.

33. Have a spa day.

Massages? Mani/Pedis? Doesn't matter, get your relaxation on!

34. Help with chores around the house.

Your parents should appreciate this one, and it's a good way for you to get yourself on their good side.

35. Get tan.

36. Have some lazy days to do nothing.

37. Go fishing.

38. Try out a local coffee shop.

You'll notice that these little local coffee shops literally have the best coffee ever.

39. Go to summer concerts.

40. Go to a drive-in movie.

41. Watch a sunrise/sunset.

42. Help out your community and do some volunteer work.

43. Be a tourist for a day in your own hometown.

It's a lot more interesting to be home when you take in what the tourists do.

44. If you have a Polaroid camera, take lots of pictures.

45. Make a summer scrapbook documenting your unforgettable summer.

It'll definitely be one to remember!

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