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Finally, fall break is here. This is my first fall break because last year I was studying abroad in England and the university I was at didn’t have this needed mid-semester vacation. Though, I guess you can consider my entire fall semester last year as a fall break because I was hardly in class and spent most my time travelling around Europe. (I can’t really complain.) I don’t have any grand plans for this four-day respite, I’ll just be sleeping in, catching up on schoolwork and hanging out with friends.

The crazy realization for me is that when we return from fall break we will be more than halfway done with the semester — what. I’m really looking forward to this semester ending because there is truly nothing better than winter break, but that also means I’ll be closer to graduation.

It is strange that there is such a stark difference between fall and spring break. Spring break is that first taste of summer. Almost everyone has plans to let loose, party it up and spend time catching sun. I noticed after talking to my friends about this coming break that none of them decided to go anywhere. Though it is shorter, I think because it falls right in the middle of midterms, most students are staying around to get work done.

Now please excuse me while I try to celebrate these four sweet days of freedom from classes. Enjoy your breaks everyone!

Reach the writer at or on Twitter @Newlin777, though come on, it's fall break, I'll get back to you when we return.

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