Spring break is upon the campus of Rowan University-note much of the inactivity around campus- but there is plenty to do in New Jersey or wherever your home is if you cannot afford to go down to Florida or climb aboard a pleasure cruise.
Unfortunately, for some people, snow appears to be in the forecast this week. However, the snow can work to your advantage. So long as you are not in the workforce, the snow might keep you indoors, meaning that you can get ahead of your peers by studying. I know it does not sound glamorous, but what else do you have to do? This is a great opportunity if you were not satisfied with your classroom performance in the first half of the semester. If studying and getting ahead is not “your thing”, you can go outside and have a snowball fight, just like you used to when you were a child. Having a snowball fight or even playing a football game in the elements is always fun, no matter your age.
Providing the snow does not call for a “state of emergency” ruling from Governor Christie, if you are in the workforce, maybe you are eyeing those high-price sneakers or sandals for the summer. In most professions held by college students, the more hours you work, the more cash appears in your wallet. So if you can work more hours, the time off from school will allow you to earn more. Who knows? It might even get you a few steps closer to going down to a great, summer vacation spot.
With Spring Break also comes the wonderful holiday of Saint Patrick’s Day. A stereotypical college student’s Christmas Day, Saint Patrick’s is really a day for pub crawls. Now, I want to preface this section by stating that I do not condone binge drinking, and if you are of-age, that is twenty-one years old, you are ultimately responsible for how much alcohol that you drink. With the great privilege comes the great responsibility of a person to obey the laws associated with alcoholic beverages, that means not driving. Designate a driver, please. You will be sorry if you do not.