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Gael Araiza

Movies and T.V. shows taught us that when spring break comes around, you go to the beach in someone’s van and party all week long with no worries in the world besides winning the limbo competition like Rory Gilmore did in season 4 of Gilmore Girls. What they did not mention though is the reality of possibly being assigned homework and the money needed to spend a week at a beach or the infamous spring break party spot Miami.  

A break from school is not terrible though, even if you cannot participate in a limbo competition. Spring break is the time to recharge and get ready for the second half of this semester before summer break or even graduation season. 

Senior education major, Kimberly Garcia, says she’s going to Ruidoso, N.M, with her boyfriend for the week and says spring break is not as overrated as some may think. 

“When I think about spring break, I think about pink, red, and blue flowers across a bright green garden,” Garcia said. “It is definitely something to look forward to in the spring semester, it also reminds me that summer is close.” 

Though a trip may seem like the stereotypical spring break activity, not everyone is going to be doing that. Junior communication studies major, Marco Martinez says he is taking some time for himself to reset before the final half of the semester. 

“I plan on working and mainly taking time (for) myself to relax and reset,” Martinez said. “I also intend on hanging out with my friends as much as I can and possibly getting a new tattoo.” 

Many of us count down the days to this week, especially if this semester has been stressful.  

Monster Jam 2024 will be visiting El Paso again March 9 and 10 if you are looking for adrenaline during the week. Or if one was looking for something a bit quieter, there is spring exhibitions at the Rubin Center at UTEP. If these options do not seem appealing though, spending time with friends and family is something one may always be able to rely on. 

“Whether it be going out of town, or being a couch potato, spring break is a good time to live a little and be free,” Martinez said. “I recommend that people take some ‘me time’.”

Garcia recommends spending time outside because we are usually cramped up inside during class. 

“Even if it’s five minutes, take a little walk by yourself and listen to the birds outside, feel the breeze, and feel the sun hit your skin.” Garcia said. “If you have some money for a trip, then go ahead and take it because life is short.” 

Spring break is a reminder to stop and realize that the semester is almost done. If the semester has been rough, then spring break is the time to plan out the rest of the semester. At the end of the day though, just have a good week, live your life and do something to make you smile. 

Adam Regalado is the multimedia and may be reached at [email protected] 

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Adam Regalado
Adam Regalado, Multimedia Editor
Adam Regalado is a senior here at The University of Texas at El Paso studying multimedia journalism. Adam is the multimedia editor at The Prospector. Once he graduates, he plans to be a reporter for a news station in Texas while growing his platform and brand on social media promoting LGBTQ+ rights.
Gael Araiza
Gael Araiza, Designer
Gael Araiza is the layout editor at The Prospector. Gael is a sophomore majoring in studio art with a concentration in graphic design and minoring in printmaking. Gael loves working with all things visual and plans to expand their creative capabilities through any and all mediums of design.
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