By Jacob Boland |
Starting Thursday, March 8, Augusta University (AU) will begin their highly anticipated spring pause, giving students a four-day weekend.
Riding on the coattails of spring semester midterms and setting up the week-long spring break in early April, spring pause is a mini-vacation from all things campus oriented.
Jeremiah Griffin, a junior in communication, mentioned loving the small time off from all his classes.
“Well, we’re all working on student films in my film class and I haven’t really finished mine yet, so these days off give me plenty of time to re-shoot a few scenes I wasn’t really happy with,” he said.
Griffin touched upon that although he had to work in the afternoons during spring pause, he didn’t mind taking in the extra hours.
“I mean, that’s money in the bank, you know,” he said.
Walking on campus earlier this week, you could feel the lightness in the air, a synchronous sigh of relief as everyone strolled from class to class, even on Tuesday afternoon when the campus experienced a downpour.
Chaundria Campos, who was escaping Tuesday’s rain by hanging out in Allgood Hall, was looking forward to the break.
“Oh, yeah, I really need this pause as I’ve been studying non-stop for three midterms, and I’ve gotten almost no time to myself,” Campos said.
Campos also brought up how she planned to just sleep through much of Thursday and Friday.
“Oh, I think I deserve at least that,” she said.
Macy Goodwin, who plans on graduating next semester, works off campus at Helga’s Bar on Central Avenue. While cleaning glasses Tuesday night, Goodwin thought hard about what she planned to do with her days off.
“I don’t know; I haven’t really thought about the pause until now actually,” she said.
Goodwin then agreed that she might go camping if it didn’t rain over the weekend.
So, students at AU will be using spring pause to make a class project better, to catch up on sleep or to just get away from it all. Spring pause shows that sometimes, it’s good to just slow down for a few days.