Can I Get a Break? Can I PLEASE Get a Break?

Hi. I know we’ve already gotten Day 1 of our Spring “Break,” and with Day 2 juuuust around the corner, we’ll be getting our full two days of “break” very soon. That being said, I think I speak for everyone when I say, can I PLEASE get a break? Like, a proper break that lasts for more than 24 hours? I’m starting to lose it.

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10 o’clock list: Reasons Why Studying at a Bar is the Best

While my friends were off on Chamber Singers tour or at South by Southwest or whatever cool kids do over spring break, I was holed up at a bar in my hometown studying for comps. Now, my exam isn’t until this Saturday, so it’s too early to say whether this strategy worked, but I will say that I got a lot more reading done at the bar than I did sitting in my childhood bedroom. Here’s why studying at a bar is a great strategy that you should totally use if you are over 21. (You just have to make sure you drink slowly, or else you won’t remember anything you read.)

1. Bars provide soothing background noise. You know how studying in Ascension is the worst because it’s too quiet and you just end up staring at the carpet and then falling asleep? Studying out in public keeps you awake and focused because you’re surrounded by a nice hubbub. And a bar is the best public place because …

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Spring Break Travel Guide: NYC


This post was co-written by Olivia Grabar Sage and Sarah Cohen-Smith. 

After mid-terms, anything can really be a great escape from the old Gambeezy. And while racing sticks sure does sound like tons of fun, we’ll be kicking it back in New York over break. If you’re traveling to our hometown over the next two weeks, we’ve compiled a list of things to keep you occupied. Miles Purinton (’12) wrote a guide to New York for spring break last year, but we’ve got a few things to add! For starters, you really can’t miss the Derbytaunt Ball. It’s every angsty, rebellious teenage girl’s dream (Note: Not that we would know personally, we were definitely never angsty or rebellious), but everyone can have a blast. 

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