Happy spring break Pirates! We’ve officially made it, I know it seems like we’d never make it. Spring break is officially upon us, midterms are over for the most part, and we have definitely all earned a break. This is why, we at The Setonian wanted to wish our fellow students a great break because you deserve it, but also offer a warning and some advice.
According to a joint study conducted by Trip Advisor, Viator and Offers.com, over 53 percent of millenials aged 18 to 34 planned to travel for spring break last year. According to Psychology Today, “44 percent of college girls and 75 percent of college guys get drunk on a daily basis, and approximately half of college students binge drink—many will drink to the point of passing out at least once during their vacation.” Also according to the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), “approximately 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each academic year from accidental alcohol related injuries.”
It’s no secret that college students today work hard. Many of us work, or have internships, or both, on top of extracurricular activities and a full course load. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that we want to blow off a little steam – and that’s not a bad thing. We should! But make no mistake, we have to make it back to campus. We have degrees to earn! Spring break doesn’t mean we should completely let go of our inhibitions and do whatever we want. It’s okay to go crazy sometimes, but know your limits. Go out with friends (ones that will take care of you if you need it) and never go anywhere alone. Be aware of your surroundings, watch your drink and wear your sunscreen!
So remember, for this year’s spring break, let go because that’s important sometimes. There’s way too much emphasis today on working yourself to death but please, please stay safe. Seton Hall needs you!
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