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    Alternative Spring Break choices, plans

    By now, most students have set their plans in stone for that
    coveted week of Spring Break. Some will be heading to purchase
    scarves and toboggans, while others will try to desperately search
    for the perfect bathing suit. (Which, might I add, is an impossible
    journey.)
    Plans for Spring Break usually end up in three directions: up
    north, the beach or home. This year seems to be one mostly of
    anticipated sand and sun, with many destinations around the Gulf
    Coast. Panama City, Fla., Gulf Shores, Ala., and Destin, Fla., seem
    to be popular choices.
    However, many students will also journey north for ski slopes
    and hot chocolate. Those students not wanting to admit that winter
    is coming to an end visit Colorado during the week of Spring
    Break.
    Another option for Spring Break is going home to work or spend
    time with the family. The place many students call home is actually
    very far away and certainly not within driving distance for just a
    weekend. For those students, Spring Break is one of the few times
    they are able to visit their family during the school year.
    Also, many of the campus organizations will travel for Spring
    Break. Habitat for Humanity, Reformed University Fellowship,
    Baptist Student Union, the Wesley Foundation and many others have
    groups going out of town in the spirit of helping others.
    A group of 25 to 30 students from the Wesley Foundation is going
    to Fort Worth, Texas, on a mission trip to help Beautiful Feet
    Ministries. On this trip, they will feed the homeless, lead worship
    at the homeless shelter, help build houses and take care of
    children.
    “Beautiful Feet is based on Romans 10:15, which says, ‘How
    beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.’ And, I am
    just excited about getting to go somewhere for Spring Break and
    show Christ by playing with children and helping homeless people,”
    sophomore Heather Meyer said.
    The Baptist Student Union will also participate in a mission
    trip. A group will be traveling to Philadelphia, Penn., where they
    will help participate in campus outreach, lead worship, care for
    children and do inner-city work building needed items for the
    community.
    “I’m really excited about getting to go to Philadelphia because
    it’s not very often that you get the chance to make that much of a
    difference in other people’s lives,” sophomore Savannah Towe
    said.
    The week of March 10-14 is quickly approaching. Be sure to stay
    safe and have a wonderful break free of the everyday woes of
    college life. There are many places out there still waiting to be
    conquered by fun -devouring college students.

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