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Central students enjoy their spring break

Mira Cunningham
Students eating dinner in Ecuador during last year’s spring break on a trip hosted by the Spanish department.

On Monday, March 25, students and staff will begin their first day of spring break. Students and staff will either be traveling out of town or enjoying a “staycation.” 

“I’m going to have a great spring break full of sleep and hanging out with friends,” said Campbell Jones, senior. 

Students find that enjoying their downtime after a stressful week of school is needed. 

“I have like seven tests this week,” Jones said. “Even in gym, we’re still doing social emotional work, so it’s not really a free class.”

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Other students, however, will be traveling out of town for the week. 

“I’m going with the school orchestra to perform in Austria,” said Nuha Shadi Khan, junior. “[We’re going to] go sightseeing for the ‘Sound of Music.’ Then, we’re gonna perform in two different places.”

Many students like taking tropical vacations over break, with some visiting Punta Cana this year. (Yusra Shakaib)

The orchestra is taking 74 students and chaperones. However, students will have limited time for traditional tourist activities due to their performances.

“With all the concerts…we probably won’t have much time [for activities],” Shadi Khan said.  

In general, students find that traveling can improve their mental health. Specifically, they find that spring break gives them a chance to explore the world beyond their classmates and classes. 

“Going to a new place gives you more experience in life than staying in school for an extra week,” Jones said. 

Some think that one week isn’t enough to do an entire vacation and wish for more time off to relax. 

“I would like to have [another] week off, so I can wake up late and not do anything instead of going somewhere and immediately going straight back to school,” said Mariam Rizvi, senior. 

Students and staff will return from spring break on Monday, April 1. To learn more about the upcoming days students will have off, click here.

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Yusra Shakaib, Writer
Yusra Shakaib, junior, is eager to write for the Devils' Advocate this year. Yusra has participated in MSA, Habitat for Humanity, and Ambassadors. In her free time, she likes hanging out with friends, shopping, drawing, and baking. You can contact Yusra at [email protected].
Sadiyah Alam, Writer
My name is Sadiyah Alam and I am currently a junior. I love travelling and hanging out with my friends and family. I sell Arabic and English calligraphy paintings and love any form of art. I love being athletic and play many sports like swimming, tennis, ice skating, and basketball. I'm pretty extroverted and love to make new friends and have a good time! You can contact Sadiyah at [email protected].

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