If you attended Penn State last year, you remember the infamous two-week winter break that gave us barely enough time to finish off our holiday sweets before heading back to school. This year weâ€™ve thankfully been given three weeks (or four if you were one of those lucky â€œno-finalsâ€ students). But letâ€™s be honest â€“- Iâ€™ve seen the tweets and the statuses, and it seems like most people are starting to miss dear old State. Here are the pros and cons of having a long winter break:
Pro: Almost every other school has winter break during the same time we do, which means longer time with your high school friends.
Con: Some of your best friends may live on the opposite side of the state, a different state or even a different country.
Pro: More time at home means more time being able to go to your favorite places.
Con: You probably have to drive to get to places instead of hopping on a free bus or walking.
Pro: Free laundry service (thanks, Mom!).
Con: Thereâ€™s really no con for this one.
Pro: No classes, no homework, no exams.
Con: Chores. And for some people, regular work.
Pro: Having a room to yourself â€“ more alone time, not needing to worry about waking up someone else or you being woken up.
Con: You donâ€™t live with your best friends, which brings us back to the first con.
Enjoy your break or miss State more than you ever thought imaginable, either way weâ€™re soon to be headed back. So make the most of whatâ€™s left while you join us in looking forward to a brand new semester.
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