Thanksgiving break is a few days that students get to spend with family, with little stress, and no care in the world of what they have to do other than eating, laughing, and spending time with the people they care about. While this may seem like a great week, if you’re a college student, this is the time that professors pile on the projects, papers, and final assignments. For some students this may seem like a glimpse of what Christmas break will be like, but reality sets in when students realize what the next two weeks are going to consist of. Those next two weeks are filled with the stress of exams, final assignments, and final papers and presentations. However, after these two weeks, students are finally able to relax and plan what they will be doing over their month-long Christmas break.
“I feel excited and relieved, and of course jolly, because I’ll be spending my time back home with my soon to be fiancé, my family, and snow!” – Kendra Nelson, Freshman
Kendra Nelson, a freshman at Wilmington college says, “I feel excited and relieved, and of course jolly, because I’ll be spending my time back home with my soon to be fiancé, my family, and snow!”
With such a variety of students on campus, it’s not a surprise that there is such a wide range of responses when asked what students were doing for their Christmas break. Most students responded that they are going to be travelling to spend time with family, to places including New York City, Florida, Nashville, Philadelphia, Alabama, and Louisville.
Some students are travelling with others on campus to Washington D.C. with Chip Murdock and to Costa Rica for a research trip. There were interesting responses including one student getting her wisdom teeth out, and another student saying she is getting engaged.
“I couldn’t be more excited for break!” – Millena Spicer, freshman
Millena Spicer, a freshman at Wilmington College says, “I couldn’t be more excited for break! Not only is it a relief to think of finally having free time, but I’m even more ecstatic about being able to see my boyfriend for the first time in three months!”
Christmas break is a month for students to unwind and refresh from the stress of the first semester and spend time with family and friends. This is a time to explore and experience the joys of the holiday season, while basking in the happiness of family, friends, and food. Everyone on the Witness Staff would like to wish you a happy and safe holiday! Merry Christmas!