‘Twas the night before Labor Day, and all through the school, not a student was stirring, not even in the lazy pool.
Well, at least that will be the case for campuses across America except for ACU.
Labor Day is a national holiday celebrated in America on the first Monday of September, and was created to recognized the working class of the country for the prosperity of our country. However, if you want to be technical, full-time students are not considered a part of the the workforce.
Yet, I find it lamentable as full time students who work hard to prepare ourselves for a career in order to add to America’s prosperity, we still find ourselves sitting in a classroom when others are enjoying the last days of summer with a mental break.
I do realize that we are given a Friday off for fall break, but in my opinion, that break feels more like a disruption to the flow professors and students have created for the semester. Labor Day is the perfect day off from the crazy amount of information thrown at students from syllabus week and a nice day for professors to spend with their children, who most likely have already been given that day off from their elementary, middle or high schools.
Summer break is a long two-and-a-half months, in which students find themselves working jobs, internships, or taking accelerated courses. The first week of the fall semester is a hard transition from one routine you have established for yourself into a completely new routine and even way of life. A day off would allow students to take a small breath and have more time to get into the groove of their new life for the next four months.
Labor Day should be given back to the deserving, hardworking faculty, staff and students to take a break for one day, along with the rest of the nation.