Students enjoy a variety of spring break activities
By: Sierra Wells
Spring break at Tarleton State University ran from March 7-11, and students celebrated their vacation from classes in different ways.
In a survey of Tarleton students, 25% of respondents said they went on vacation for spring break, and 12.5% went out of state.
Using this free time to travel, Legal Studies Major Allison Massey attended a Tarleton sponsored trip to Washington D.C.
“We went to lots of museums, national archives, Library of Congress and got to meet a lobbyist, Congressman Roger Williams and a staffer for senator Cornyn. Each of these experiences we learned a lot about the US govt, US history and some governmental careers,” Massey said. “It was definitely a fulfilling way to spend spring break. Rather than sitting in my apartment, I was able to go and visit a new place and learn a lot. I would recommend other students go on spring break trips that Tarleton offers. Especially when they are offering financial aid to help cover the cost of the trip.”
Biomedical Science major Skyler Adams used her spring break to help those in need.
“For spring break, I went on a mission trip called Beach Reach with a team from Tarleton BSM. We went to South Padre Island and gave free rides and free pancakes to people on the island. This allowed us a unique opportunity to both show and tell of Christ’s love for everyone,” Adams said.
For some students, such as nursing major Madison Haas, the break was about catching up with family.
“My plans for this spring break was to spend all my time with my family as possible, so we went to a concert, a magic show and did lots of shopping. I don’t get to see them a lot because I’m not close to home here, but I had a blast,” Haas said.
Ag Sales and Development major Raelynn Rhodes experienced a spring break she will never forget.
“I planned on going to Round Rock with my family and boyfriend. He took me to the Wildflower center in Austin and proposed. So, I got engaged over spring break,” Rhodes said.
However, not everyone went far from Tarleton during the break. Of those surveyed, 15.6% chose to stay on campus, including professional chemistry major Blake Saurenmann.
“I just worked in the science building during spring break,” Saurenmann said.
Whether students use this time to catch up on work, travel or simply relax, spring break offers all students time to get away from classes for a week.