Has spring break lost its luster? After talking with some of my fellow classmates, I would say that all spring break is really about nowadays is literally a break from school. Unless mommy and daddy are paying for your vacation, it seems quite impossible with a college students’ financial status to take a trip outside of the 45 minutes it takes to get to the mall.
Spring break has changed from the days of MTV’s coverage when we were kids. To our generation, it is a week without school, which means a week to get more hours in at work. I’ll let some of my fellow classmates be an example:
“I plan on catching up on some much needed sleep, hanging out with friends and working,” Christy Swanson said.
“Sleeping, getting some hours in at work, training, and reading a good book or two,” says Austin Hilderbrandt.
“I will be working at Under Armour all spring break and spending time with friends and family,” Kristen White said.
I know I plan on doing pretty much the same thing along with a majority of Wilmington’s campus community and college students everywhere.
These are tough times and money doesn’t grow on trees. I’m just trying to make some extra money during spring break to put myself through college. Taking a vacation is out of the question and definitely not in the budget.
For those of you staying in Wilmington, we have a couple fun things to occupy your time.
The movie theater reopens on Friday, Feb. 28, so go check that out with all the renovated theaters and the new arcade located in the lobby. We have a bowling alley a few miles up the road too! And there’s…places to eat. Okay, that’s about it.
To those of you headed to the beach, please refrain from posting all the pictures that are going to make us country folk stuck at home jealous. Also, you are going to stick out like a sore thumb with those tans. In all seriousness, I hope you all enjoy a much needed and deserved break. I’ll see you bright and early Monday, March 10th!