Students living off campus or in
the suites have the opportunity to stay
in their living quarters during breaks
throughout the school year. This can
be especially helpful for students who
live far away from Stevens Point.
Being able to stay oncampus can
be very beneficial for students that
need some time to relax. With going
home for the holidays, many students
get to spend time with family, but for
those who cannot, being able to relax
and catch up on homework can be the
Teachers tend to assign projects
or bigger assignments during breaks.
With Thanksgiving break being so close to the end of the semester, you
can bet this is bound to happen for
Beyond catching up on
homework, students can spend their
extra time on things they enjoy that
they do not normally have time for,
like catching up on a television series
or reading a book.
However, staying on campus
means students may be missing out
on a family Thanksgiving dinner.
Something students can do is create a
meal of their own.
Since dinning services will close
at 1 p.m. the Wednesday before
Thanksgiving until Sunday dinner
hours, students have the opportunity
to eat what they like and decide on
the meals that suite them best.
One place to start with
Thanksgiving dinner is ordering
dessert from the student bakers.
From the dining services, students
can order an apple, pecan, cherry,
pumpkin or blueberry pie by emailing
Suzette Conley (firstname.lastname@example.org),
assistant director of business for
dining services. Pies are $9 each and
need to be ordered by Nov. 21 and can
be arranged to be picked up.
After securing a pie, students
can cook their own dinner. Feeling
confident? Scour the web and look
for exciting new meal plans from
Pinterest or seek family for recipes.
If all else fails, students can
always order their favorite pizza from
Toppers or a sub from Jimmy Johns.
Once the Thanksgiving mealis finished, get into the Christmas
spirit with lights, garland, and a
personalized Christmas tree. Getting
a head start on decorating and candy
making can save time in the long run.
Being away from family can be a
real downer while on break, so Skype
and Facetime are options to stay in
Keeping in touch with family
and being surrounded with food and
entertainment that feel like home can
help make break amazing. Being able
to keep up on homework and have
time to relax will allow students to
go into the last few weeks of school
refreshed and ready to conquer final