, 2022-12-01 21:12:00,
The winter break offers students more time to rest and rejuvenate, giving them the chance to entertain new hobbies or develop old ones they’ve neglected during the school semester. Students plan to spend their break in various ways, including gaming, reading, researching and working holiday shifts.
Teresa Nguyen, psychology senior and Student Body president, said her favorite things to do during the holidays are decorating and creating personalized cards.
“When I say card, it is not just ‘oh, I’m gonna fold a paper and draw something.’ No, I make it so that you can play with it,” Nguyen said. “If it’s Christmas, if it’s winter, you can actually play with the snow that I put in there.”
Most times, she takes about two days to complete one. If she has to make a card in a rush, Nguyen can finish it in a night.
Besides crafts, Nguyen enjoys any media with romance, including books and movies. She said over the break she’s also hoping to get back into yarn and embroidery crafts and to try to exercise more.
Aerospace freshman Manuel Luna said he plans to hang out with friends and family and catch up on sleep over the holiday break. His hobbies include gaming, reading and researching political science topics.
“Trying to go and read about the news, it gets so depressive. But you have to try and make sure you go out of your way to find the positives,” Luna said. “If you get tangled up in all the negatives, then you start bringing yourself more down.”
Over the break, Luna might check out the game Evil West and try Cyberpunk 2077 on a new laptop he’s gotten….
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