Penn State Students take on Spring Break

Story posted March 16, 2022 in CommRadio, News by Emily McGlynn

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Spring break has concluded and it was much needed for Penn State students, faculty, and staff. It is the first normal spring break since 2019.

In 2020, the pandemic began right before spring break and classes resumed online for the rest of the semester. In 2021, there was no official spring break; only wellness days occurred one day out of each month.

Some students went to their hometowns and some to Cancún, Mexico, Fort Lauderdale, and other places in Florida. These locations were the most popular.

Jack Freiser, a second-year majoring in telecommunications, went to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

“I went to the beach, I hung out by the poolside, and I went throughout the different towns in the resort I was in,” Freiser said. “I was in Cap Cana, which is a section in Punta Cana that is more of a resort feel. It had its own private beach, food area, (etc). I went with two of my closest friends from home, it was a lot of fun.”

Since this is his first spring break in college, he explained the difference between having a break and not having a break.

“It was incredible,” Freiser said. “I had the perfect amount of time to reset, recharge, and calm my mind.”

He shared what it was like going into class Monday, “When I went into my first few classes, I felt re-energized and ready to learn. I didn’t expect (this) because I had such fatigue towards the end of the eight weeks.”

He finished his opinion by saying, “It feels great to be back and ready to take on the rest of the semester.”

After eight weeks of school, the spring break was well needed and students are ready to finish strong for the remaining seven weeks.

Emily McGlynn is a second-year majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact her, email