By: Matt Cohen and Ben Miller
Oh spring break. You’ve been waiting for this moment since last March. She’s one of a kind. Even though it seems like other breaks from school, there’s something different about this one.
The end of the school year is in clear sight, the weather is starting to warm up (30 degrees counts as warming up these days) and we’re about to go on trips with friends that will create life-long memories. Spring break is fit for a king.
This year we decided to look into tickets to go around the world in seven days. We soon realized it was an unrealistic goal. How could you only spend one day eating croissants in France or churros in Mexico? It would just be torturing yourself.
So, we looked into the next best option, which is classic Panama City Beach in Florida. But you know, that requires so much effort. Not only do you have party nonstop to be cool, but you’ll stay up all night and spend all day on the beach. The sleep schedule would be just like it is at OWU, but sandy.
We moved on to Plan C. Going home wouldn’t be too bad, and home cooked meals are always delicious. The price is pretty fair too: nothing.
Here are some helpful tips for enjoying a hometown spring break:
Tip number one: Rekindle that high school romance. You’ve been at college for a couple years. Throw caution to the wind and text that high school crush.
Tip number two: Avoid getting arrested. Duh, right? But seriously, the “Get Out of Jail Free Card” doesn’t exist during spring break (someone please try to create this). Don’t be that guy who peaked in high school and returns home to show off in front of friends.
Tip number three: Enjoy the presence of family. Going back home is becoming more and more rare as we grow older. Even though you may be dreaming about a spring break traveling around the world or partying on the beach, the time you spend with the heroes that raised you is more important.
We may not follow all of these wise words ourselves, but you should. Spring break is here, and we’ve earned it. So whatever you end up doing, enjoy. May the odds ever be in your favor.