For me, the spring semester is always more exciting than the fall semester! Why?
Reason #1 is SPRING BREAK! With almost two weeks into school since Spring break, and the upcoming brutal midterm week, I couldn’t help but think about the fun and peaceful spring break week I had this year! For Spring break, I went to Cabo in Mexico with a couple of friends. Beach, never ending oceans, clear skies, good food, warm weather and friends around you: what else does one need to make it a wonderful break to relax and get away from the stress at college?
Reason #2 is SPRING CARNIVAL! (which this year is during the second week of April): Spring carnival is yet another joyful event here at CMU with the entire campus having no classes and everyone coming together for bringing in a good time. There are many wonderful themed booths built by fellow students, buggy races, rides, music, comedy, good food, and tonnes of fun. There is also a chance for alumni to reconnect with each other, and for current students to reconnect with friends who may have graduated during this Spring Carnival. Cherry on top: it is right after midterms end for most people giving us an avenue to relax and rejuvenate post exams and gear up for finals thereafter. It is truly one of my favorite parts of CMU. Excited for it this year!
The spring semester truly offers us the opportunity to perfectly balance academics and the world outside classes, to put our best foot forward into academics given that we have the chance to relax our minds often, and to connect with the university during the weekend of Spring Carnival and explore different places during the week of Spring Break!