By Lindsey Garrant, Staff Writer
In November, St. John Fisher College students have a six day Thanksgiving break with no scheduled classes and scholastic obligations. For some students, this break may be the first time all semester that they are able to go home.
Striving to create the home away from home atmosphere, Lackmann put on a homestyle Thanksgiving dinner in the Ward/Haffey dining hall. Students could have a Friendsgiving, a Thanksgiving with friends instead of family, right on campus. Freshman biology major Terrell Kane enjoyed this food/event option. He said, “it was really fun to do that Friendsgiving with the friends I’ve made at Fisher, and then to go home and have Thanksgiving with my family.”
Although content at Fisher, Kane looked forward to Thanksgiving break. “I love food and Thanksgiving and spending time with the family and friends I don’t see on a daily basis anymore,” he said. Sophomore education major Megan Eddy used her break to relax from the stress of school and work, and also to “get ahead with finals week coming up.”
“It was really fun to do that Friendsgiving with the friends I’ve made at Fisher, and then to go home and have Thanksgiving with my family.”
– Freshman Terrell Kane
At home there are so many people to see and so many things to do, it’s not surprising that the short break seemed to end quickly. Eddy discussed what she felt the night before classes resumed. “I was dreading it. Realizing that there are two weeks of classes left and then finals, realizing I wasn’t as prepared as I wish I was,” she said.
For those who feel stressed while preparing for finals, Fisher has and will continue to offer several stress relieving activities around campus.
Ultimately, Eddy was optimistic about the remainder of the semester. “I was glad to come back, it was a short break and I wished I had been home longer, but I was excited to be back and finish the semester,” she said. “It was also nice to be back with my friends here in Rochester that I don’t get to see when I’m at home.”
Although the much-anticipated Thanksgiving break was a refreshing change of pace, most Fisher students are ready to to finish out the semester strong.