When you hear the words “spring break”, what are the first things you think of? I can almost guarantee that among the first few thoughts that float into your head, beach, tan, fruity cocktails, and parties are among them. For college students, spring break comes at a time when the semester is just beginning to take its toll: classes are becoming more difficult, spring weather is making the thought of skipping class even more tempting, and everyone is getting even more impatient for summer. Basically, spring break is a time to relax and let loose.
Some college students, however, take this meaning of “letting loose” a little too far. While on vacation, they may find themselves letting down their guard and making horrible, life altering decisions. More than a few college-aged women have been abducted from tropical spring break destinations such as Aruba and the Bahamas, and many students are coming home with a few “it was spring break, so it was okay” excuses, and colleges are beginning to take a stance.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that spring break isn’t the time to let loose and have a fun, I’m just saying that everyone should have fun responsibly. Enjoying spring
Have a safe spring break all!
– Christina Stevenson, Mollie Berthold, Dorothy Conley, & Laura Simmons