Spring Break: The break that gives you a little tease of what summer vacation has in store. Sunny weather, lazy days, time off from school — what more could you ask for? Well, except for no homework. But many people look forward to it all year round: the thought of being able to prep their […]
Spring Break: The break that gives you a little tease of what summer vacation has in store. Sunny weather, lazy days, time off from school — what more could you ask for? Well, except for no homework.
But many people look forward to it all year round: the thought of being able to prep their summer tan by laying at the beach or just taking the time to chill in bed for as long as they can. The Talon spoke to a few members of the CB community to see what they are doing for Spring Break 2K17.
As the great Mr. Vince Leporini once said, “[Spring Break] is a delightful prelude to the summer vacation.”
The relaxing week and a half off from school gives students the perfect opportunity to catch up on some zzz’s.
“[During break] I tend to stay up late and wake up late,” says Julia Rinaldo (‘17). “I plan on sleeping about 10 hours every night. Not including naps, of course.”
Danika Piotrowski (’17) definitely takes advantage of the time off from school to get her well deserved beauty rest.
“If I don’t have anywhere to go, I will sleep for like 12 hours. Depending on what time I go to bed, I can sleep as late as 1 PM. But no matter what, I’ll sleep an average of about 10 to 11 hours.
Besides the obvious choices of sleeping as long as possible and watching Netflix, many students on campus plan to occupy the lovely days of Spring Break by taking fun trips with friends or family.
“I’m planning on going camping for a few nights near Capitola with friends,” cheerfully stated Danika. “Then I’m going to Santa Cruz for a weekend with family.”
Remi Kirrene (’17) plans on cashing in those frequent flier miles to visit her possible future homes for the next four years.
“I’m flying to the East Coast the day we get out to visit the colleges I’ve been accepted to. I’ll also probably do some sight-seeing while I’m there to get a feel for where I’m going to live in college.”
Julia has the same idea in mind when it comes to planning out her fun festivities for break.
“I’m going to the Cal Poly Open House, which I’m super excited about,” she said. “Then I’m going to Hawaii for the rest of break!”
With all this traveling and relaxation going on during break, how do teachers expect the students to do homework during break? I mean a break is a break after all…
“I know its sometimes necessary,” admits Julia, “But it really kills my vibe when teachers assign homework over break. Like the great Ross Geller once said, ‘We were on a break!!!’”
Danika reinforced similar sentiments about the homework situation.
“I can understand why some teachers need to assign homework during break, but as long as it’s not a lot, I don’t really mind.”
Students may tend to forget that this break is not just for them — the teachers get time off too. And just like us, they like to travel and spend time with their families.
Mr. Leporini is a definite Spring Break aficionado.
“I’m a big proponent of breaks being breaks. This means that since there is no outside work on breaks for students, there is no work for me either.”
Looking back on his past trips, he clearly knows how to enjoy himself over break.
“Any time I can get away from the normal is a great opportunity. I’ve gone to South America, trips to Asia, taken students on group trips similar to Venaver, and this year I’m hoping to go down to LA and go camping with a friend of mine and his family.”
Whether you want to hang back at home or go see the world, Spring Break gives you the perfect excuse to do whatever your heart desires. So go have fun my Spring Breakers, safe and sane travels and return to CB back in one piece on April 19th.