By now, the weather starts to get colder and everyone seems to be getting sick. But as soon as everyone gets their flu shots done, it is time for winter to begin. November will be over soon and next thing you know, December is right there, promising winter break. Everyone is doing something different, whether it’s going to Big Bear, going out of state to go see family member, or staying here in little Corona. Most likely, everyone is going to see family they have not seen for a while or visit someone they love, especially since Christmas and New Years are the center of the attention. Of course, since we are only in high school, we can only do so much without our parents’ supervision.
One thing senior Jesus Benitez looks forward to during the winter break is “not having to deal with all of the work that he teachers give to us students. I feel this way because as a senior, it is quite exhausting to have all this work piled up on us, especially when we have to deal with all the other things that prepare us for the life ahead of us.” Any senior would agree with Benitez. Most of the student would also agree that it is finally time for a break from school work.
Freshman Zaimab Jeffery definitely would agree, as she states that one thing she looks forward to it “hanging out with friends, since I never really to see them at school that much.” This time of year gives us plenty of time to see those who we haven’t seen in a while, whether it’s friends or family.
Besides Christmas, the one thing everyone cannot wait for is New Years. Everyone gathers beside their television and watches the ball drop at Time Square in Ney York, making a toast for the beginning of a new year. It’s quite scary to think that 2014 is only a couple of days away. But everyone gets a do-over, a chance to become a better and new person by making a New Year’s Resolution. However, rarely many people stay to their resolution. We all have though, whether it’s to lose weight, work out more, or to be a better student and do all their work.
Senior Priyanka Bist confessed, “it is kind of gross but I used to bite my nails and a made a resolution to not bite my nails. I made it about three or four years ago.”
“One resolution I have followed though” Benitez reveals “, is to go to church at least once a month and I still follow through my resolution, even though I’m an atheist.” Both of their resolutions are different and personal to them, and they are still following through their resolution.
One thing students and staff wonder is where they will be spending the holidays. It would be exciting to go somewhere and get to have an adventure in a new area. But on the other hand, it would be nice to be able to stay at home and finally relax. But it should not matter where some spends their winter break, as long as they get to see their loved ones.
While away on break, it will give everyone an opportunity to relax from the stressful school year, as well as think about what they would like to change or improve for the year of 2014. So whether someone is going out of the city, out of state, even out of the country, or staying just at home, make sure wish the fellow students and staff a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years.