Students sound off on Spring Break

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Spring Break is next week and students are making plans for where they will spend their time. Popular Spring Break destinations include warm sunny beaches, ski trips in the mountains, relaxing at home, but most of all, a place where people don’t have to think about school.

Freshman Angelica Maldonado said she was going home to visit her family. Sophomore Raquel Pena said she is “going to Atlanta or to Padre to get some sun.”

South Padre Island is one of the most popular places in Texas to spend Spring Break. The Travel Channel awarded SPI as one of the best beaches in the U.S. in 2000 and 2001. Texas Week (March 14 – 18) is the week when a majority of Texas colleges are out of school.

This year National Lampoon’s Greek Games will be filming live at Louie’s Backyard. Greek Games will consist of Salisbury steak toss, Lube Luge, Grecco Roman Strip Wrestling, and a Keg Toss, among many others. Sponsored prizes include MP3 players, Lee jeans, and others. The Coca-Cola stage will be set up behind the Radisson Beach Resort and Bahia Mar University will be sponsored by SoBe Beverages at the Bahia Mar Resort, where games, concerts, and give-a-ways will take place. Concerts include Petey Pablo, Ying-Yang Twins, Little Bow Wow, and more. The Tuner Bash 2005 car show features cars, sound systems, electronics, and a bikini contest. To see the complete Spring Break schedule, visit http://springbreak.sopadre.com/events/.

For those students who want to try something different for Spring Break, Texas A&M University-St. Mary’s will have a sponsor building a Habitat for Humanity House from March 12 – 17. The $100 registration fee has been waived and lunch will be provided. Contact Jeff Churchill at churchillranch@yahoo.com for more information.

The recreational sports department will host a Spring Break trip to Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in Arkansas. Activities include climbing and canoeing on the Buffalo River. The cost of the trip is $99 for students, $125 for staff/faculty, and $150 for guests. Transportation, some meals, and equipment are included in the fee. Contact Marvin Seale at 294-3658.

Some other fun activities to consider are amusement parks. Six Flags theme parks and others will be open during Spring Break. Attend the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo or visit Lake Conroe or Huntsville State Park. The weather forecast for the week across the state according to the Weather Channel looks to be sunny to partly cloudy with temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s.