Give me a (spring) break!

1b3c8be7-3051-4868-b223-65e255d364e6.jpgAs APU students looked through their academic calendar, some were surprised that this year’s spring break falls in the middle of the semester.

In past years, students typically enjoyed spring break around Eastertime. However, APU administration has instead granted a mid-semester break in the month of March in addition to a three-day weekend for Easter in April.

For freshman psychology major Maddison Sytsma, the change was bittersweet.

“I think it’s good, because it would be a long time to go all the way from January to mid-April without having a break,” Sytsma said. “But I guess it could be a problem; I’m from out of state so I won’t be able to go home for Easter. With the two breaks, I can’t afford to go home for both.”

On the other hand, freshman undeclared major Alex Jaggers said the mid-break and three-day Easter vacation is a bonus.

“I like the mid-break; [for Easter] I will probably just stay here just because it’s easier and there’s not that much time off,” she said.

The mid-semester break will be March 10-14, and students will be excused from classes before 1 p.m. on April 21, the Monday after Easter.