Published: Monday, March 19, 2012
Updated: Monday, March 19, 2012 03:03
Spring break is a time where college students can kick off their shoes and let their hair down. For the students of UCCS, spring break is more than partying with MTV in Panama Beach, Calif.
Senior, communication, minor in marketing
Are you looking forward to your spring break?
Yes and no. No because I have to take a spring break class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., which will be Saturday through Friday. I am, however, looking forward to not having to go to my regular classes.
Are you pleased with the amount of time you get to have for spring break?
No, just because a lot of the time some of us have to take class for spring break, so maybe two or three more extra days after spring break would be good.
Do you think there is any novel way to spend spring break?
Doing something fun and not school is what I recommend. Doing something fun that you’re not used to doing, something out of the norm.
Senior, political science
Do you have anything fun planned for spring break?
I am planning on visiting my relatives in Wisconsin, and of course, figuring out my work schedule here at the UCCS library.
Do you plan on flying to Wisconsin or are you going to make a road trip out of it?
Definitely a road trip, hands down. It wouldn’t be spring break if you didn’t have a road trip.
In past spring breaks, what has been the craziest thing you have done?
I haven’t really done anything too crazy just because spring break is already a short time frame, but one time I did a jalapeno eating contest. I was determined to win, but I came in second place, which wasn’t too bad except I suffered tremendously!
What about your spring break are you looking forward to the most?
I am a part of the track team and we have a meet at the end of the week of spring break, so I can’t wait for that.
Are you planning on using your spring break to train?
Of course, spring break is a great time to work on your fundamentals. As a runner I have this whole time to train and this is a very critical time. Most kids will take their spring break and party in other states and that’s where they lose their fitness. That’s why they suck and we win.
Have there been any unpredictable predicaments you have found yourself in for spring break?
Oh heck yeah! All of a sudden my buddies will come up to me and say, “Let’s go for a drive,” and that’s when it happens. Our little drive will end up with us somewhere in Ft. Collins or Boulder. Once we were planning on taking the light rail to Denver and then next thing I knew we were in the cashier building on the top floor in one of their suites.