Watch Out Spring Break

By: Matt Balsinger

The campus is in a buzz because next week is Spring Break.

Everyone loves the chance to take a break from crazy schoolwork to relax.  Some of us will be heading to the beach, while others will be heading to work or bed.  Whatever our plans may be for Spring Break, there are a few things that we need to keep in mind.

First, if you plan on skipping class on Friday, make sure that you don’t actually have anything due in that class, or a test. Professors for some reason have this brilliant idea every year to schedule tests and large projects right before Spring Break.  The benefit for students is that you don’t have to do as much work over break, while the downside is that you actually have to show up.

It might seem like a no-brainer that you should make sure nothing is due before you decide to skip a class, but I see this happen in at least one of my classes every year. Some genius has the great idea of skipping his Friday class, subsequently skipping the test that has been scheduled since day one. These same people come in after break and start complaining about how they missed the test. Just save us all and yourself the trouble and show up to the class if you have something that’s due.

A second thing that we must all be careful about is traveling. Spring Break varies nationwide for colleges, but there are many schools that have Spring Break on the same week.  This means that everywhere that you would want to go on Spring Break is also where every other Spring Break college person is heading.  A high volume of traveling usually leads to an increased chance of losing something important like your phone or wallet, so make sure to be very careful.

The most important thing, however, is to be safe.  Last week there was a tragic accident involving a car full of sorority sisters heading to the Toledo airport for Spring Break.  A car going the wrong way on the interstate crashed head-on into the girls, killing several of them.  Though it is difficult to prepare for these tragedies, we must make sure that we do all in our power to be safe.  Spring Break should be a time of not stressing out, rest and relaxation, not grief.

From everyone here at the Buchtelite, we would like to wish you a safe Spring Break!