Sunny skies or snowy staycation?

Wildcats discuss their plans for spring break

By Danielle LeBlanc
On March 4, 2014

Spring break is right around the corner and students are buzzing with plans. While some are just looking forward to going home and relaxing, or picking up a few shifts at work, others are already planning various trips.

Senior Steve Adams and a group of his friends are planning a trip to the Bahamas. Adams and about 200 students from UNH booked the trip to the Bahamas through Student City Organization.

"I'm really excited," Adams said. "They have a bunch of games and stuff to do ... a deejay at night."

According to Adams, while down in the Bahamas the organization also has a cruise for the students.

Ali Bean, a freshman, is also leaving the cold New Hampshire weather and going to Florida for spring break. According to Bean she is spending the week visiting her grandparents in Boynton Beach.

"I went when I was younger but this is the first time I'll be visiting them in a long time," Bean said. "I'm really excited to be going down and out of the cold weather."

Senior Zack Dhionis is traveling with his five roommates to Las Vegas.

"I can't wait, I've never been," Dhionis said. "We're going to try out the casinos out there. I'm probably going to bring at least $1,500 out there ... but not all for gambling of course."

Some of the student organizations are planning trips for spring break as well. The Alternative Break Challenge is organizing 11 trips to many different locations. According to Alternative Break Challenge, each trip has 10 students, which includes eight participants and two leaders.

"We are sending trips out to do community service projects such as Habitat for Humanity," the organization said.

These locations include West Virginia, Indiana, Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama. They are also doing Appalachian Trail maintenance in Dahlonega, Ga. and Cumberland Island, Ga., along with aiding a horse rescue clinic in Kentucky and working with inner city youth in St. Louis, Mo.

Students on all of the trips will be driving to their locations, working with affiliates for the week and then driving back to UNH.

However, not everyone is going away for his or her spring break. Sophomores Gen Eby and Hannah Wohltmann will actually be staying at UNH for spring break. Eby and Wohltmann are both on the girls' varsity lacrosse team.

"We have to stay for lacrosse," Eby said. "We have games during spring break so we have to stay with the team."

Whether it's just staying here at UNH, heading home and watching television all week or going on an extraordinary trip, it seems that every student has something to do over spring break.

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