To have a good time over spring break, leaving Akron is the only option

” It’s not uncommon this week to hear, So where are you going for spring break? in conversation just about everywhere on campus. While it may seem like those words are just a polite inquiry, they actually have a much deeper meaning-particularly the words, where are you going.”

It’s not uncommon this week to hear, So where are you going for spring break? in conversation just about everywhere on campus.

While it may seem like those words are just a polite inquiry, they actually have a much deeper meaning-particularly the words, where are you going.

The words don’t just ask the location of the person. They ask what the person will be doing, what the person will be wearing and most importantly, verifying the fact that the person will be having a good time-away from Akron.

If the said person happens to respond, Oh, I’ll just be in Akron, they will be met with a blank stare. The person will then have to think of some excuse to stay home. Common excuses include I’m broke, (yeah, but you had enough money to buy a round of drinks for all the chicks at the bar last weekend), I have a lot of homework (let’s be honest, you’re not going to do any of it over break) or My chinchilla is about to die (it is not-in fact, you don’t even have a chinchilla.)

The most interesting response, however, is the complete lie that something really wild and crazy will be happening in Akron that they couldn’t possibly miss. Dude, there’s so much going on this week…

Yeah, right. Liar.

The thing is, no matter how good you are at reading people, there is one universal constant that you can always count on-there is nothing to do in Akron, especially if you’re under 21.

Friday night might be fun-you’ll go to a party, hang out with friends and watch movies or barhop. Saturday, you might change it up, but you’re going to wake up with the sickening feeling on Tuesday morning, after St. Patty’s day, that oh, crap, there is nothing to do.

Nothing particularly caters to college students other than a handful of bars, maybe two clubs and one hookah bar that’s open after midnight. And what’s horrible about it is the fact that the same people go to the same clubs and bars-and you know there’s going to be someone at every social place in Akron whom you don’t particularly care to see. Most of the good house parties, of course, have ended by the third week of the fall semester.

Let’s be plain and simple about it-there is absolutely nothing to do in Akron. Learn from this spring break and save your money so you can actually tell a true story about how you had fun on spring break next year.