Students share their spring break plans

With the spring 2015 semester in full swing at Keene State College, students are solidifying their plans and preparing for the time they’ll get away from school for spring break.

While all students agree they are looking forward to the week off, some have bigger plans than others.

Nate Wolf, a first-year student at KSC, will spend his week off visiting friends at their schools.

“Sadly, my spring break doesn’t overlap with any of my friends who are in college, so I’ll probably be visiting them at their schools,” Wolf stated.

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Raul Carpenter / Equinox Staff

He added, “I’ll most likely end up visiting my friends who attend [State University of New York at] Binghamton and [State University of New York at] Purchase.”

Besides his plans to visit other schools, Wolf said he will be enjoying his time spent at home.

Wolf said, “It’s always nice to go home. Since I live in Jersey and it’s a four hour drive on a good day, I don’t exactly get to visit home often. It’ll be nice to see everyone.”

He added, “I might actually just enjoy spending the time doing chores and hanging out with my family.”

Spring break marks the midway point of the spring semester and Wolf said he can’t believe how fast the year is going.

Wolf said, “School is flying by. The weeks go by in literally the blink of an eye. I can’t believe I’m already halfway through the second semester of freshman year.”

Another KSC first-year student, Anthony Hubbard, said he plans on spending the majority of his spring break back home in Belmont, New Hampshire.

“It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve been home, so I can’t wait to see my family and friends I haven’t seen since last break,” Hubbard said. Hubbard also said he is looking forward to some spring skiing in northern New Hampshire along with his dad and some friends.

“I’ve been snowboarding for about five years now. The last two years I had a season pass, and I spent a lot of time on the mountain with my dad. It should be a really good time when we go next week,” he added.

Besides the ski trip he has planned, Hubbard said he is also looking forward to the time he will get away from school.

Hubbard said, “I’m really excited to just get a week off from school to relax. Freshman year is flying by and it’ll be nice to take a little break before we finish off the year.”

Katie Wynot, a KSC senior, said she is going on her fourth and last Alternative Break Trip during spring break. She said she will be leading a rural healthcare trip to Virginia.

“We will be working with Northern Neck Free Health Clinic working in various clinics such as diabetics, dental, pharmaceutical and performing eligibility screenings,” she said.

She said they will be working to get people the healthcare that  they need.

“Nine of us are leaving the fourteenth and coming back the twenty-second,” she added.

“People choose to go on a trip like this with healthcare because it is a critical social issue. Healthcare is a necessity and the volunteers want to help ensure that residence of this community are getting the healthcare that they need,” she said.

Shawni Ogle, a KSC senior, plans to spend her week off  of school making her post-graduation plans a reality.

Ogle said, “I have a best friend in Florida and now is the perfect time, just after graduation, to have a chance to live with her.”

Over spring break, Ogle said she will be apartment hunting on the west coast of Florida with her mother, looking for a place to move after she graduates from KSC this upcoming May.

Since Ogle said she is graduating with a degree in education, school systems are also a big part of where she chooses to move.

“My mom will be moving with me and we’re going to numerous areas on the west coast of Florida to apartment hunt. We’ve been researching safe and fun areas with good school systems for a few months now and have narrowed down our search,” Ogle said.

Ogle continued, “I hope to drop by some prospective school districts in hopes that I get hired once I move down there.”

She added, “It is so important to me that I have a chance to live my life to the fullest and itch the travel bug that I have been having for years.”

Though her spring break will be spent in sunny Florida, the main goal of the trip is to find an apartment.

“It is so exciting and I’m blessed to have my mother come with me and to have a best friend to help me ease into a completely new place,” Ogle said of the upcoming adventure.

Though Ogle admitted it will be difficult to leave her New England life behind, she said that she’s excited to graduate.

“I can’t wait to start a new chapter of my life,” Ogle stated.

Ogle continued, “I seriously cannot believe that it is less than two months away from graduation, it went by too fast but I also grew up a lot being an upperclassman and I am so ready to leave.”

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