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Spring break 2009: a slice of Case students' travel plans

Andrew Dotta

Issue date: 3/6/09 Section: Focus
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For those unfortunate enough to still be in class today, reading this article's headline should provide some hope for the future: a week-long break of absolutely nothing related to school.

I'm always impressed by the variety of spring break travel plans. Even if everyone just went home for break, I'm sure the majority of the country and elsewhere would have Case students somewhere among them. For sophomore anthropology/archaeology student Katie Roberts and senior management student Ben Meck, "elsewhere" is their spring break destination of choice: Amsterdam and Jamaica, respectively.

"I will be relaxing on the beach or visiting the swim-up bar and not thinking about any of my responsibilities for a week," Meck says. He admits to starting his taxes during break as well, as the trip is admittedly out of his current price range: "...but it's [my] last chance for the most amazing spring break ever, so it's worth it."

Students Sarah Mount and Ali Hasanali would much rather keep their breaks in the continental United States. Mount, a sophomore English student, is going on a road trip with her mom to Bloomington, Ind., and spending the rest of break catching up on reading and the parts of life thattake a backseat to school work. Hasanali, a senior chemistry student, is also road-tripping, taking advantage of the lower gas prices. He'll be visiting Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Washington, D.C., and Lexington, Va., all locations where he has fraternity brothers. "Road trips are the essence of a college experience," said Hasanali.

Road trips, visiting foreign countries...what else could you be doing for break? Staying in Cleveland is the reality for senior economics major Ashley Livingston, who will be working full time to ease the financially stressful move to graduate school in the fall, and spending the rest of her time exploring the best nightlife that Cleveland has to offer, a nightlife often missed because of the average Case student's hectic school schedule.
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