Should Winter Break be Longer? – Yes

Preston Hancock, Student Life Section Editor

At the end of the first semester, all of the students in school look forward to their winter break when they can finally get a rest from the long school year.  This break is a time for students to simply take a break from the stresses of school and to have a good time with their friends and family.             

Some would argue that this break is too long and that it would be fine if the break was only a week.  They say that the students get enough of a break after a week, so we should just start school a week earlier and end the school year a week earlier as well.  I would argue that this break actually isn’t long enough. If this break was longer, families would have more flexibility with their schedules to go and visit their relatives and still have time to relax at home.  Many students would rather have a longer break in the middle of the year than in the summer because summer is long enough already.