The combination of warmer weather and non-stop school since August 2007 is burning us out a little bit. A spring break sounds nice about now. But, alas, capital-S-Spring, capital-B-Break does not exist at our institution of higher learning. We have heard unreliable theories about why this is:
- We finish school a week earlier than other schools, so we get to the good jobs first.
- A shorter winter semester lets the university squeeze two terms into summer instead of one.
- The school can earn more money during the summer by having an extra week to host hundreds of teenagers for efy.
- The school board worries that an official Spring Break would encourage their good, christian students to use that week for binge drinking, recreational drug use, and casual sex.
We wouldn't even need a whole week.