For many students, the fall semester of college is a time of new beginnings: it’s a time for freshwomen to first experience their college career, a time for Jr.-Sophs. to experience the excitement of Pageant and little-sister hunting, and a time for seniors to reflect on their tenure at Judson and embrace their inevitable graduation. Consequently, fall semester (and college as a whole!) has the tendency to become a bit overwhelming for any student, but with Christmas break on the horizon, students finally have the opportunity to “kick back” and relax. As a result, the staff of “The Triangle” would like to provide a few different ways for you (yes, you, the reader!) to relieve some stress after the close of the semester.
1 Grab a buddy and take a late-night drive to admire some stunning Christmas lights!
2 Curl up with a hot drink, a furry friend, and some Netflix (or a good book, if you’d rather!).
3 Have a bonfire and invite all your friends! Roast some hot dogs, make some s’mores, and use your class notes as kindling!
4 Host an ugly sweater party with your family and don the ugliest of your ugly sweaters!
5 Eat until you drop at your family reunion. Who cares if this is your fifth plate of Aunt Fanny’s Famous Christmas Dressing? You’re in college; you deserve that dressing. Bon appetit!
Congratulations, reader! You’ve almost made it through the semester!! No matter what the fall semester has thrown at you, Christmas break is a time to de-stress, regroup, and spend time with those closest to you. Be sure to treat yourself well, and use your break from college to recover and prepare for the next step in your college career. Have a wonderful, relaxing Christmas break!
bonus | kassi’s fancy hot cocoa
- Heat a half-cup of water and a half-cup of milk in your favorite mug.
- Pour in one packet of hot chocolate mix (preferably the kind with marshmallows!).
- Add a spoonful of chocolate hazelnut spread; mix well.
- Add a swirl of whipped cream on top.
- Drizzle a little caramel syrup over the whipped cream.
- Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Enjoy!
(Note: For an extra-festive twist, use a candy-cane as a stirring stick!)