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Maddie's Mad: Staying home for spring break

March 11, 2020

March means one thing to most college students: Spring Break, duh! I know we are all so excited to have some time off of classes in a little over a week.

Many Falcons will be packing for days next to a glorious beach with their toes in the sand. However, some of us here on campus are simply just looking forward to not having to travel to our lectures Monday through Friday.

Some of us have work that we cannot afford to miss or school projects that need to be done. What I am trying to say is, not all of us have, unfortunately will be able to put on our bathing suits and catch a quick tan. In all honesty, I know that I for one am upset knowing I will be staying in Wisconsin and the furthest I will go for a little vacation will be across the border to Minnesota. Maybe for some of you this sounds like an ideal, even a luxurious, spring break knowing that you will not have to go and sit in lectures all week long!

However, I am sure that some of my fellow Falcons will be able to relate the jealousy, resentment and a bit of rage also, that I am currently feeling with being unable to travel during Spring Break. Although you might not be sunbathing on a Tuesday morning with a nice iced tea, or beverage of your choice. I am hopeful that you will still be able to find activities that bring you joy and relaxation before having to hit the books for the remainder of the semester.

Madelyn Markulics is a student at UW-River Falls.