By Mackenzie Miller and Billy Bass – Horizon News & Features Editors
The term “fall break” brings to mind a sense of relaxation and release from the tensions of a rigorous academic life, but for many Hesston College students, that isn’t the case. Only three of the already scheduled academic calendar days are released, and during that time many students are engaged in work, continued academic studies, sports, or music events.
Below are some of the fall break activities for students, and where they’ll be heading.
Chloe McNiel (Fr., Valley Center, Kan.): Going to see the World’s Largest Ball of Twine in Cawker City, Kan.
Bel Canto Singers: Mend the Sky Tour, singing in Colorado Springs, Rocky Mountain Mennonite Central Committee Relief Sale in Rocky Ford, Denver, Aurora, and Littleton, Colo. Schedule
Joy Driver (Fr., Harrisonburg, Va.): Represents population of students who are going home for break. Joy is going home to Harrisonburg, Va.
Men’s Soccer: Set to play three games over fall break against Barton Community College (Barton County), Cloud (Kan.) County CC, and Central Christian CC (McPherson, Kan.) Information
Volleyball: Headed to La Junta, Colo. for a tri-match tournament Information
Silas Driver (Fr.), Nick Eichelberger (So.), and Curtis Oesch (Fr.): Headed to Nebraska. For Nick this is home and Silas will be doing a work study with Nick’s mom. Represents people still studying over break.
Baseball: Has a game two days after break. Gearing up for that. Information Meron Ageze (So., Ethiopia) and Nebiyat Demissie (So., Ethiopia): Represent the numerous international students who are unable to go home over fall break. They will be staying on campus except for when they take a day trip into Kansas City, Kan.
It’s our hope that you may find rest in this time, whatever you’re doing.