With Thanksgiving break right around the corner, students are feeling more than ready for some rest and relaxation as the semester nears its end. 

Illinois State University senior Sophia Renteria talks about how she feels stressed out during this time.

“I think overall it enhances my stress because we [students] receive no breaks but in the end it’s worth it because we get to be done maybe faster than other schools,” Renteria said.

The long stretch between Labor Day and Thanksgiving can be a tough time academically, especially for first-semester students, which is precisely the case for freshman Cydney Kent.

“I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad thing, but I think it would be more helpful,” Kent said. “I feel like a break is what everyone needs to chill and relax and it’s just especially hard being a freshman; the transition to college is hard.”

It is common for other schools to offer a fall break prior to Thanksgiving, but ISU does not.

ISU student Darnysha Mitchell talks about her struggle of frustration.

“It’s a little frustrating because I feel like between the beginning of semester up until Thanksgiving break you feel tired, I know I definitely get tired," Mitchell said.

“I think a fall break would be a good way to have that break for students in between the semester.”

KARINA LOPEZ is a News Reporter for The Vidette. She can be contacted at klopez6@ilstu.edu Follow her on Twitter at  @klopez_02


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