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What Are Students Doing Over Winter Break?

By Alyssa Spagna, Staff Writer

With Winter break quickly approaching, students are not only preparing for finals, but preparing to return home.  This will look different for many students at Post this year due to the pandemic. 

“I will be travelling a whole 2,459 miles to my home in Tualatin, Oregon,” said Sophomore musical theatre major Saffron Cooper.

Cooper has some exciting plans for the break.

She said “I plan to spend time with my family, consume content and play games like ‘Mario Kart’ and ‘Minecraft’.”

Cooper will also be continuing her studies independently at home.

“I also will be continuing in my individual artistic work by applying to work opportunities and auditioning,” she said.

Other than working, she also looks forward to relaxation time.

“I am looking forward to slowing down and taking some time to rest, following what has been such a hectic semester,” said Cooper.

Freshman adolescence education social studies major Sara Conroy has been planning her Winter break as well.

“I am very excited to have a long break before a stressful Spring semester,”  said Conroy.  “My plans include preparing for Spring semester and moving on campus.”

Conroy, like Cooper, will be traveling.

“I will only be travelling once for a weekend to visit my family in Florida,” Conroy said.

Conroy and Cooper have plans to keep themselves and others safe during and following the break.

“As someone who is immunocompromised, I urge everyone to be mindful of others.  I will be social distancing, wearing a mask and practicing good hand hygiene, as should anyone else.” said Cooper.

Conroy agrees, “Although I will be briefly travelling, I think it is important to practice social distancing, wear a mask, and limit travel when possible.”

After break, they will be returning to campus, and plan on doing this as safely as possible.

“I plan on both quarantining and taking a COVID test prior to moving in,” said Cooper.

“I will quarantine before moving on campus and get tested,” said Conroy.

Both of them plan to have a safe, yet fun Winter break, and are appreciative of LIU and their respective programs for allowing them to enjoy their time off.

Cooper said, “I am inspired every day by the resilience and strength of my colleagues in the Post Theatre Company.  I know I will enjoy my time at home, but I will also be eager to get back to working together in February.”

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