Spring break is ready for take-off

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Noelle Erslovas

Many travelers will lounge around the SFO airport while waiting for their flights this spring break.

Spring is just around the corner, bringing the cherished week of spring break that students look forward to before the reality of finals kicks in. For many students, the excitement of traveling is something to look forward to this year, yet for others, it’s more of a concern.

The receding Omicron variant and lessening of travel restrictions are starting to put people’s minds at ease as it uncovers a glimpse of normalcy. Many governments across the globe are beginning to reopen foreign travel. What that means for many students is an enjoyable vacation somewhere outside their backyard.

For Mateo Cintron, a sophomore, spring break means a trip across the country.

“I’m thrilled to be going to New York,” Cintron said. “My parents had extra savings that they decided to use on travel.”

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Like many other students, Cintron has been looking forward to spring break as an opportunity to get out, travel, and relax during a well-deserved break. The same goes for students who aren’t traveling, including Graeme Grussing, a junior who thinks it’s nothing short of exciting that others have a trip to look forward to during spring break.

“I think that Covid outbreaks have definitely cooled down a bit, and even though I’m personally not traveling, it’s fine that others are,” Grussing said.

I’m fine with people traveling, but at the end of the day, it’s their choice to try their best to be safe, especially since the pandemic isn’t as bad as it used to be.”

— Sydney Niles

Students aren’t the only ones responsible for having to think about their safety while on break. Teachers also have to look at the effects this break may have. Ms. Schulman, an art teacher, shares how students need to have their vacations, but safety is a top priority.

“I think [traveling] is premature, but students should have fun as long as they’re careful,” Schulman said. “They should be extra careful and responsible when they get home and absolutely get tested before they come back to school.”

Many teachers and students alike agree that although students should keep safety in mind during this time, it is time for students to go out and have fun. Whether traveling across the country or just north to the city, a break may be what students need to reset their minds after the many long weeks of school.

“I’m fine with people traveling, but at the end of the day, it’s their choice to try their best to be safe, especially since the pandemic isn’t as bad as it used to be,” said sophomore Samantha Niles.