How to overcome the break blues


Riley Kowalski

Torie Chiaramonte, junior, spends time playing in the snow over holiday break.

It’s that time of year again when people everywhere are cooped up in their houses, especially during Thanksgiving and Winter Break. Being stuck in a house for days on end can be tough and convince almost anyone that it’s time to go back to school. So, what is one to do when the snow is piled high and frostbite can be achieved simply by walking to the mailbox?

  1. Read a book – this will help to keep your mind active in the comfort of your own home!
  2. Netflix and cocoa – Caroline Schmaedeke, senior, enjoys “drinking hot chocolate and watching movies,” as well as “spending time with those [she’s] thankful for.”
  3. Get creative – the two weeks of Winter Break are perfect for doing all of those DIY projects you’ve been pinning on your Pinterest board all year.
  4. Learn something new – “I started learning how to play guitar last Winter Break and I’ve been working on it over this Thanksgiving Break too,” says Nicko Ledesma, junior.
  5. Play outside – “I like to build a snowman or go sledding when there’s snow. It’s fun to go out in the cold for a little while,” says Torie Chiaramonte, junior.