By Melanie J. Knox, Page Editor
Students who manage to look through the dark woods of final exams see light in the Christmas break. Thanksgiving only served as a taste of the rest and play to come, and the time to be spent with family.
“Spending time with my family has become more important since I’ve been at school,” said Anne York, freshman undecided major from Franklin, Tenn. “I haven’t gotten to see them much this semester.”
Other students agreed.
“The family aspect has become much stronger since I’ve been away,” said Jordan Lugar, freshman financial management major from Dallas.
“Spending time with my family means more,” said Cal Benaglio, junior management major from Austin. “They don’t get on my nerves as much.”
Garrett Prussner, junior English major from Richardson, is looking forward to actually having a break.
“I’m really looking forward to having more than five minutes to process what’s going on,” Prussner said.
Daniel Clark, senior psychology and communications major from Grapevine, appreciates the longer break at Christmas.
“It gives you more time to hang out with your family, and to just mess around. I’m also going skiing, and I’m so pumped.”
Prussner felt that Christmas means more now.
“It’s absolutely more spiritual,” Prussner said. “Just the fact that Jesus humbled himself and became nothing instead of exerting or relinquishing power … that’s really huge. Christianity today is so much of an institution that is power-driven. Christmas reminds us that the kingdom is based on self sacrifice.”