By: Ty Wilson, Staff Writer
For the first time in over two years, Newman University is giving its students a Spring Break. For many students on campus, this is their first spring break as college students. So that begs the question of what is everyone doing over their week off.
I’m sure some will go to South Padre Island or maybe even Miami Beach. While overrated, they’re not the worst places to hang out over break. Lucky for you, I know all the other best spots to kick back and relax over this monumental week of rest.
Cancun, Belize and the Bahamas will see thousands of college students flock to their beaches in the coming week. These hotspots are filled with sun, sand, and STDs, so who wouldn’t want to go there?
But if you want to have that south-of-the-border feeling without shelling out a few hundred clams, then I have the solution for you. Simply get in your car, head to Taco Bell and order a taco 12-pack and a large Baja Blast. If that’s not enough for you, go find a heat lamp and camp out underneath it for a few hours. You’ll feel like you’re right there on the beach with all your compadres.
Orlando will also see crowds grow at their theme parks once school lets out for the week. Students heading to Disney World and Universal Studios will be sure to find thrills on their many roller coasters, and they will also find churros that resemble the size of ax handles.
While these parks guarantee a good time, they also guarantee that you’ll spend a lot of money. After you factor in the hotel, rental car, food, and fast passes to skip the lines, you’re gonna need to take out a loan.
On the other hand, All Star Sports in Wichita is a cheap option that still offers fun by the truck load with attractions like mini golf, laser tag, a full-scale arcade and go-carts that haven’t been serviced since Bush was in office. Cap that off with a plate full of nachos with plastic cheese, and your day is made.
Ultimately your Spring Break will only be as good as you make it. If you decide to lock yourself in your room and binge watch “Game of Thrones,” that’s your prerogative. Additionally, if you want to go to Panama City and max out daddy’s credit card on lemon drop shots, that is your god-given right.
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