Spend Spring Break having a ‘staycation’ at home

As if students haven’t already  missed more than a full week of classes, Spring Break is here to grant them more relief from their taxing schedules. Some will spend their Spring Break afar but most will probably have a “staycation” at home.

Some will choose to sleep in late and some will choose not to sleep until the sun comes up; however, for those planning to vacation at home for their break, make the most of the “staycation” with these tips.


College is a time for classes, fun and socializing, but if students are staying home for break, they may want to take the opportunity to apply for internships or jobs.  Deadlines are approaching quickly for internships and the application process may be lengthy. Take time during Spring Break to proofread a resume and cover letter, and begin filling out applications to make extra money or gain experience this summer.


Entertainment has to come in at some point, so why not catch up on the newly released episodes of “House of Cards” while staying at home? For those students who have not yet purchased a Netflix subscription, Spring Break is the perfect time to begin a free, one-month trial. With thousands of episodes of television and movies to watch than there is time in your spring break, students can find a new television addiction or continue their preexisting obsession.


Spring Break is just a reminder that the end of the school year is drawing closer. Some of students’ biggest projects are due following Spring Break. During the staycation, use time to be productive and get caught up on tasks that may have already been waiting on the procrastination list for weeks. When students return to school with all future work finished, there will be no reason to stress and finals will approach with ease.


After a heartbreaking loss in the championship game of the OVC Tournament, the Racers have secured a bid to the National Invitation Tournament and have a chance for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Racer basketball team will play regardless of which tournament they are accepted to during Spring Break with NIT games beginning Tuesday and Wednesday, and NCAA games Thursday and Friday. Be sure to watch the NCAA selection show Sunday at 6 p.m EST and the NIT selection show Sunday at 8:30 p.m. to see where the Racers will continue postseason play.


Spring Break is the perfect time to reconnect with some friends from home and enjoy a dinner and movie night. With added free time, students can drive to find restaurants they don’t get to enjoy often and watch a movie without having to worry about waking up for an 8 a.m. class the next morning. For those wishing to bring back their childhood memories, the movie “Cinderella” comes out Friday and will be an experience different than the typical fairytale.

Also releasing during Spring Break is the highly anticipated sequel to “Divergent: Insurgent.” Students can watch this film in theaters March 20.


For students staying in Murray for their Spring Break, getting exercise may be a way to pass the time. With many students gone, the Wellness Center will be close to empty and “the loop” will have fewer people jogging the trail. For those competitive runners, the Lucky Dam 5K run will take place at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park on Saturday.

The race costs $25 for pre-registrants and $30 on the day of the race. Registration will be from 2-4 p.m. and the run begins at 4:30 p.m. With a paid entry fee, participants will receive a T-shirt, after party events, gifts, prizes and more. To register for his 5K visit www.active.com or call (270)527-3128.

Whether you’ll be catching up on lost sleep from Daylight Saving Time or going spending time with old friends, Spring Break is finally here. 

Story by Tiffany WhitfillStaff writer