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Deck the halls without the homework

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Every Sunday, I wake up at 10:00 a.m. and prepare myself for the long day ahead of me, filled with procrastinated homework assignments, papers and projects.

It’s not that I mean to procrastinate; I’ve just always felt that it’s best to use your days off doing activities you enjoy rather than doing schoolwork.

So for me, when it comes to holiday breaks, I like to pretend that school doesn’t even exist and just disregard any math formula, English vocab term or chemistry equation.

After all, holiday breaks are meant to give kids a break – a break from school, homework and studying.

Breaks are supposed to take kids’ minds off of school and just let them have fun and relax on the days off.

Now, it’s turned into “read pages 1-250”, and “complete the midterm study packet.” This so-called “break” was really just a week-long study session, preparing for midterms or just working on the busywork homework sheets – my favorite.

Instead of enjoying the extremely rare time off we had, we sat piled next to endless sheets of homework and study packets.

But this year, thanks to the new no homework over break policy, many students, like me, had a chance to enjoy a work-free break once again. I spent time with family and friends instead of reviewing the Pythagorean Theorem, and really enjoyed spending close to two full weeks carefree.

So, I hope you are feeling fully recharged and relaxed. But now it’s time to crack open these books once more. Midterms are just one weekend away.

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Ivy Prince, Web A&E Editor
Ivy Prince ’17 is one of two web editors for the Inklings Arts & Entertainment section. This is her second year on the Inklings staff, after taking Introduction to Journalism herFreshman year, and deciding she “loved the do-­it­-yourself style of a student-­run newspaper.” When Ivy is not editing or writing stories for Inklings, she keeps herself very busy with sports. This 2015 Fall season is her second season on varsity soccer, as one of the midfielders. She was also on the state championship winning girls’ track team. She spent the summer of 2015 doing track programs at both Bowdoin College and Lehigh University. She does not plan to pursue journalism in college but says that the class “has taught me skills that I know will be valuable for the rest of my time in school.” Prince is still deciding whether or not she wants to do a sport in college, however she does know that she would prefer to run track rather than play soccer.