The Myth of Spring Break

Are you ready? Cause I’m gonna dispel a pretty prominent college myth: Spring Break. At Drake, the weeklong hiatus kicks off this weekend and I couldn’t be more excited. But I’m not excited for the beaches of PCB or out of control house parties. I’m excited to sleep. And to see my family. And to hang out in good, ‘ol St. Louis, Missouri.

Sorry to disappoint if you were looking for glamorous crazy spring break stories. If that’s the case, I’d suggest a cinematic classic by the name of Spring Breakers featuring America’s most loveably pretentious treasure, James Franco. But really, I read classic literature for fun so I really don’t know what you expected out of me.

The point is that frankly I’m exhausted. After a whirlwind of the first half of the semester, I really do need a chance to recharge the mental batteries and get set for the home stretch. And honestly, I’m not alone in this. Honestly. For the most part, I know a lot of people who are simply going home. But I don’t mean to say that Drake students simply don’t do spring break. Some people I know are going on vacation, and others going on service trips this week. But in general, the myth of spring break as propagated by media portrayals doesn’t really exist here. Most of us work really hard at school and now need a week just to…relax. And that’s just fine with me.

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