Most people, especially students, find themselves eagerly awaiting the winter season and all it entails 8212; the cold weather, the excuse to wear warm pajamas to class, the potential for gifts and the month-long break from school. Especially the month-long break from school. Especially.
I’m sure at this time of year, students from across the country can relate to one thing: the deep longing for a break from the daily grind of boring books and essays. Of course, what makes the break so much sweeter is the joy gained from completing a gruelling two weeks of late nights, annoying exams, rapid reading and empty cans of Red Bull.
For those in need of a small break before the big break, students should capitalize on Holidays at TCU. Of all the events available, from the heart-warming gifts to children in the care of protective services to the cookies and cider, at least one of them will help ease the way to finals. Although some may feel like taking a break in the middle of a study session is wasteful, it’s certainly not going to do any harm in the anxiety department.
The holidays are the perfect time to be sappy and warm. That’s what chestnuts and open fires are for, but only after a couple of sleepless nights in honor of exams and presentations. Just don’t go overboard.
Take a break from cramming and take advantage of events that can brighten up not only your scholastic future, but also that of a kid hoping for a hug from someone who’ll stick around longer than a case worker.
Web editor Maricruz Salinas for the editorial board.