The doldrums of a long, grey winter have had many in the pits of despair.
You aren’t alone if you’ve had your nose to the grindstone, working tirelessly to get through the spring semester while moonlighting at your full-time job. For many students at Salt Lake Community College, the concept of spring break seems like a far-off dream in the midst of a midterm nightmare. Don’t fret, it’s less than a week away.
If you haven’t made plans for the spring break, don’t worry; it’s not too late. No need to plan an elaborate getaway to feel successful. There are always many options for people on any budget.
Students at SLCC had very different ideas in mind when asked about their spring break plans.
“You know, I couldn’t be more stoked,” says Davis Bulger, a media studies and journalism major. “I work a 40-hour work week and take four classes, so it will be a nice break for sure.”
Bulger plans to visit Southern California during the break.
“I’m actually going to cruise down to Southern California with one of my good friends and crash with some buddies up there,” Bulger says. “Hopefully it will be nice enough, maybe surf a little bit.”
Southern California is a common spot for Utahns to visit. According to Bulger, “the sunshine, the drinks and the ladies” are all great focal points for visitors coming from colder climates.
Other SLCC students have different motivations for their breaks, choosing to stay close to home and take advantage of the diversity Utah has to offer.
Eric Jensen, another media studies student, is looking forward to some reprieve.
“I’m so excited, I need a massive break,” Jensen says. “My life has descended deep into chaos. It’s just a nice time to step back and enjoy a little bit of the outdoors.”
Jensen says he plans to use the whole break to its maximum, spending the second half on March Madness tickets.
No matter how people choose to spend their time during the break, one thing is for certain: our spring break days are numbered, so take advantage.