BY RONNIE JOHNSON
Spring break - a college student’s favorite time of the year. The party season is quickly approaching, so here’s a guide to ensuring a safe and fun time.
First on the recommendation list is to make sure you have completed all your work. No one wants to be enjoying a mimosa on the beach when they get a notification from Canvas saying “your assignment has been graded” just to see their grade drop an entire letter. So save yourself the hassle and make sure those assignments are done.
Next, if you are visiting a place like Miami where it is very hot and crowed, make sure to stay hydrated by drinking water throughout the day. The beaches are very crowed and congested so it will be very difficult for people to help and get to you. Let’s try to prevent as many health emergencies as we can.
This one applies to everyone, but more specifically for my ladies. Make sure to NEVER take a drink from someone that you do not know, even if you had a conversation with them prior and they seem to be cool. Do not do it. It’s very hard to tell someone’s intentions right away. Also do not walk alone at night, and if it is an emergency and you really must, make sure to stay vigilant and keep someone on the phone with you if you can.
Lastly, I know drinking is fun. For some people it’s the best part of the trip. That is okay, but if you are going to drink make sure to do so responsibly. Do not drink and drive, as a matter of fact, do not drive under the influence of any substance. Everyone wants to make it back home safely after the break so do not endanger your life or the life of others with reckless decisions.
But now that the rules are laid out, its time to have fun. Spring break starts as soon as this week for some schools so be responsible and enjoy!