Spring break inspires varied plans for vacationing students and staff

Spring break is finally upon us!

Now the only question is what to do during this week-long hiatus from the repetitive routine of college.

Some people prefer to spend their time in the luxury of their own home.

Freshman music major Ryan Morris said that he was just going home to Dallas to relax.

LaMarcus Spikes, senior business major said, “For spring break me and my daughter are going to go out to eat. It’s going to be a father-daughter spring break.”

Others are stifled by lack of funds and employment.

English major Emily Davidson said, “I really don’t have any money, so I’m just going home to Houston.”

Art major Cole Carter said, “I need money to survive so during spring break I will be working at the Lake Livingston Overhead Door.”

Associate Vice-President of Academics Dick Eglsaer said that he would be staying here in town working.

Freshman Michael Oder is planning to go to Galveston and the Houston Zoo. He said, “I just plan to enjoy spring break to the fullest.”

Some are taking a more exciting route by leaving the state and even the country.

Photography professor Rebecca Finley said, “I’m going to Paris and London. I plan on viewing plenty of great art, while photographing some of my own. I also plan on doing some shoe shopping.”

The Sam Houston State University photography department is traveling to Paris over spring break. Junior photographer major Micah Vennard said that he is going to Paris to document street fashion.

Nkruman Gatling, theatre major said, “I’m traveling to New York for an audition with the ‘Jesus Christ Super Star’ National Tour.” Gatling is currently rehearsing for the SHSU production of “Jesus Christ Super Star,” which will be performed April 5-8 in the Mainstage Theatre.

Radio and television major Scott Eilers said that he was heading to Washington D.C. for the National Broadcasting Society Convention.

According to the Houstonian Online, 23 percent of those who answered the “Where are you going for spring break” poll are going camping or to the lake. Another 23 percent are simply going home for spring break. There was also a three-way tie with 15 percent going to work, 15 percent going to the beach and 15 percent of spring breakers are merely heading to the local Wal-Mart.

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