Stephanie Marinelli ‘25, Managing Editor

I can’t fully express to you all just how excited I am to be done with school work for a while. I have been reaching the borderline between full burnout and motivation for quite some time now, but there are only 4 more days until I can be lazy without feeling guilty about it. No tests to study for, no papers to write, no responsibilities…unless, yes, this is all just a twisted fantasy I have created in my head. Unfortunately, this will NOT be much of a break after all as I have multiple drafts to edit, and owe Corporate America several hours of my time. Who knew one could have so much fun? 

You see, my philosophy is, “either do it, or don’t.” Thus, telling everyone they have a “break,” when it’s not really the case, seems like a slap in the face, and a half-concerted effort altogether. At this point, I would rather just stay in school. I mean, what do you expect kids to do when they are faced with large amounts of free time – budget their time wisely, and “do a little bit each day?” I’m sorry, but that will not be happening. The Sunday night before it’s due will be a productive one. 

What is the point of baiting your students with this “break” in order to get mass amounts of coursework out of the way, just so they can continue to worry about assignments when they are supposed to be “done?” It’s like saying:

“Please relax and take care of yourself over the next few days, and don’t forget to turn in your 60 page annotated bibliography!”

Listen, I understand that it’s not necessarily within any staff/ individual’s control, but nonetheless, the situation, I think, is wrong.

Maybe I’m just terrible with time management, or mental strength. Yeah, maybe that’s it.

Works Cited

DeAngelis, J. Michael. Spring Break on the Beach. Career Services University of

     Pennsylvania, Penn University Life, 6 Mar. 2020, Accessed

     27 Feb. 2023.