Newman students are ready for a relaxing spring break

By: Reiley Bartel, Online Editor

Spring break is right around the corner. For Newman, it’s next week — March 13-17 — and students are looking forward to being out of school, getting a break from all their classwork and finally being able to relax.

Newman students say they plan to spend spring break in a variety of ways, from going on vacation, to spending time with family to catching up on school work.

Sophomore Dylan Sykes said that for her, spring break is about family fun and being able to not worry about homework.

“I’m going to Colorado to ski with my family,” she said. “I’m excited that I won’t have to write any papers over the break.”

Spring break is a time that is often best spent with family and friends, agreed sophomore Rose Stewart.

“Every spring break, my family goes on a tent camping trip in Roman Nose State Park, Oklahoma,” she said. “There is never a dull moment when it comes to my family. For example, the night we had to pack up as fast as possible due to a nearby tornado. But I look forward to spring break every year and all the new memories we make.”

Not everyone gets to go on a fun trip over spring break, though. Some use it to get ahead on academics.

“Over spring break, I will be hard at work studying for my dental admissions test coming up in April,” said junior Elise Helfrich.

Sophomore Izzy Shank will also be hard at work over the break.

“I work as a CNA at Hutch hospital, so I will pick up a few shifts. I might go visit my cute little nephew in Lawrence and hang out with family and some friends from my hometown,” Shank said.

Freshman Nathan Galacia will be working hard as well as celebrating.

“I’m going to go to Caritas Cristi with Campus Ministry, and then after that, I’m driving back home to Friendswood (Texas) for my mom’s birthday,” Galacia said.

Some students will be required to stay in Wichita because of sports practice or games, but they say at least they won’t have to deal with class for a whole week.

“To be honest, I am probably going to relax on my days off and not do much,” said junior softball player Madison Dewitt. “I will probably get ahead in my homework, read, and watch NASCAR, as those are the things I love to do,” she said.

Junior Kaitlyn Praught also has to stay in town for softball.

“We have games and then practice throughout the week,” she said. “And then after that, I won’t be doing anything too exciting, just catching up on homework, working, and getting ready for the next semester.”

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