Thanksgiving Break

Posted on December 4th, 2008 by

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday for students.  It usually indicates a short break from school, delicious homemade food, and relaxation.  By the time late November and Thanksgiving roll around, students are usually ready for a respite from classes, exams and papers.

I was certainly feeling this way.  I was quite excited to head home and see family and friends.  However, it is important to note that the most anticipated aspect of Thanksgiving for most endlessly hungry college students is the food.  I was not disappointed.   Like most people, I ate too much turkey, potatoes, candied yams, stuffing, etc.  Thinking about all that food still makes my mouth water.

It is interesting, I think, that now after Thanksgiving break is over, there are only three weeks or so before fall semester ends.  These three weeks will be filled with a lot of school work, but thats okay.  Finals are the most demanding time, scholastically, for college students, but they are also the most rewarding.  After completing an assortment of presentations, papers, and tests, I have always felt as though I accomplished something important.  Also, finals signal winter break, which is another relaxing time for students.

I guess it is important for me to realize that the semester shouldn’t just be about looking for the next break from college.  Gustavus is a remarkable place, and students should make an effort to enjoy their time.  Although, one less test wouldn’t hurt.


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