Spring break is upon us, and students have the opportunity to do things other than studying and homework during this week-long vacation.
1. Shop and bake
Gina Brooks, a freshman biology major, is returning to her hometown of East Windsor, Conn. A lover of baking, Brooks said she is excited to bake new pastries during her time at home.
Last semester, Brooks went to see “Waitress” on Broadway, a show about a waitress at a pie shop. She saw the musical through a SAB trip and bought a recipe book for pies at the theater after the show that she is excited to try out during break.
Brooks said she is also excited to bake a variety of brownies, including s’mores, cookies ‘n’ cream, and caramel pretzel.
“I’m really excited to go home and be with my family and just bake and relax,” Brooks said.
2. Train at the gym
Sam Dispenza, a freshman finance major, said he plans to spend his week off training at his gym, O.S.S Weightlifting, in Maryland. He said he is going with his uncle, who is a professional trainer.
“I’m thrilled to go home and train with my uncle,” Dispenza said.
As a fitness enthusiast, Dispenza said he spends “a good amount of his day in the gym” at the University. But before he drives the four hours to Maryland, he said he is going to see and spend time with his family.
3. Spend time with family
Isabelle Twombly, a freshman diplomacy major, is going to visit her grandparents in Plaistow, NH. She said she is “excited to see her younger cousins,” and although she will be forced to babysit them, she said she is thrilled.
Twombly said her grandparents are excited to welcome her into their home and see her during break.
4. Travel to a beach
Will Steck, a senior marketing and IT double major, said he is going to Aruba with his family. From Chicago, Ill, Steck said he is ready for the nice, warm change in weather.
On top of his classes, Steck is also an RA in Boland Hall and works in the admissions office among other responsibilities. Steck said he is “relieved to take a break and relax” while lying under the sun and smelling the ocean.
5. Take a road trip
Colin Cinella, a freshman undecided communications major, said he has a busy spring break schedule.
He said he’s going home to see his parents, who will take him to Mohegan Sun in Connecticut to watch the Seton Hall women’s basketball team play in the first round of the Big East Championship.
Cinella said he is going to support his father, the director of player development, and he is “really excited to support his team and his dad.”
Cinella added that he is going to visit his grandparents in Maryland to see their new house. Afterwards, Cinella is going to Wildwood, New Jersey to go to the beach.
“I’m excited to soak in the sun and spend time with my family,” Cinella said.
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