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Fitting A Week Of Spring Break Into One Wellness Day

Spring Break

It’s that time of the year: the mid-semester slump where everything you do drains you of all life. The only thing that can get you through the rough patch is spring break.

Unfortunately, spring break was canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. To make up for it, Penn State introduced three “wellness days” — non-instructional days designed to give students a break. Ironically, no one is actually well on wellness days.

To make the most of the time provided to us, we decided to pack a week’s worth of spring break into one wellness day. Although we wish we could be on the beaches in Mexico, this will need to do for now.

Need to get away from the hustle and bustle of college life? Take a look at how our “trip” went.

Check Into A Nice Hotel

Gather your roommates or small circle and tell them you’re going on vacation. Turns out, the vacation is in your own home! Make sure to pack lightly since spring break the wellness day is only 24 hours. We got to stay at the five-star resort on Gill Street. Very luxurious!

Explore The All-Inclusive ‘Resort’

Spring Break

Our stay was amazing due to chef Guy Fieri. He made us a wonderful breakfast to kick off our day. This trip was all-inclusive, so the King of Flavortown had our breakfast ready before we even came downstairs! He made us omelets and Miller Lite. *chef’s kiss*

Grab A Drink

We know how stressful school can be, so take the edge off with a drink or two (of water). Thankfully, Guy is also a bartender! He pulled out the blender and made us a delicious frozen margarita smoothie. It’s important to stay hydrated so you can be well on wellness days.

Catch Some Rays

Spring Break

The sun is finally shining, and you might be a little pale from staying inside during the winter months. Grab a few shower towels or picnic blankets and lay outside. We opted for the t-shirt tan, but as long as you’re getting that vitamin D, you can wear whatever you want. It’s spring break!

Go For A Swim

Spring Break

With highs in the mid-60s this week, according to AccuWeather, you might want to take a dip in the pool. Walmart sells mini pools for $6 and noodles for $0.99. This resort comes with lifeguards, but make sure you know how to swim before jumping in the deep end.

Spring Break

Don’t forget to dry off after your swim. You wouldn’t want to ruin the beautiful hotel interior.

Take In The View

Ah, the wonderful views of Mexico State College. At the end of your day, take in the sunset and beautiful sights of the city borough. Although this isn’t the spring break we all wanted, we’re thankful to have our friends and enjoy this wonderful spring day together.

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About the Author

Hope Damato

Hope is a junior majoring in broadcast journalism and is one of Onward State's social media editors. She resides in Northern Virginia but likes to tell people she's from D.C. since no ones heard of Manassas. She considers herself a coffee expert, obsessive Eagles fan and likes long walks on the beach. Feel free to follow her on twitter @hopemarinaa to send her funny tweets or email her at [email protected] to yell at her.


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