“Breaking” the Stereotype (A Fall Break Guide)

“Breaking” the Stereotype (A Fall Break Guide)

Ah, fall break. The time in the semester where we feel done with classes and people. A time to breathe, a time to leave, a time to break free. But….What if you’re not from here and you’re stuck on campus? 

There are many aspects that could hinder outings. For instance, if you don’t have a car and if most of your friends have gone home, fall break can be kind of a lonely time.

Joseph Stroud, a SNU alumni of a long 4 months, said “I’m pretty sure I spent every single Fall Break on campus. You just make it work, ya know? Go hang out with friends, explore the city, go hiking, or it’s a great time to catch up on all the sleep and homework you’ve been procrastinating for six weeks.”

There’s plenty to do in the OKC area, or to not do, if you’re anything like Payton Doss.

“I would watch movies all day, everyday and love every minute of it.” Ironically, she admitted she’s not much of a movie person. Payton said if she were to create a movie marathon, it would consist of something like A Walk to Remember, Shawshank Redemption, Pretty Women and The Help.

Maybe you’re looking for a tad bit more activity at little to no cost.

Kaitlyn Janka suggested going downtown. “You could always go downtown with a group of friends and walk the riverwalk if it’s a nice evening.”

A few events happening during fall break include the following:

  • Fall fanatics should experience Pumpkinville at the Myriad Botanical Gardens from October 6- October 22.
  • Light the Night at the Devon Boathouse is happening October 20th from 5-9 pm. It is free to attend, but donations are encouraged to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This event includes food, entertainment, illuminated lanterns and treats of all shapes and sizes.
  • For you animal lovers out there, Haunt the Zoo will be happening October 21-October 29. Trick-or-Treaters come one, come all. The cost is general admission ($8) plus an additional $7 for a Trick-or- Treat bags.

These are just a few of the activities going on. Visit Okc is an excellent resource to see what’s happening around our city. It seems like the majority of college students have an “insta-perfect” trip to Colorado planned, but there are several scenic options not too far from Bethany.

To name a few:

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge: 1hr and 26 minutes

Turner Falls: 1hr and 26 minutes

Roman Nose State Park: 1 hr and 13 minutes

With all that being said, here’s a little secret: the majority of students, whether they confess or not, wish to utilize fall break to take a chill pill. This is a time to refuel for the second half of the semester. I mean, think about it; we’re almost six weeks down with six to go. WooHoo! Let the countdown to Christmas break begin.

[author image=”http://echo.snu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/20617242_1655042497863660_2403683625479291208_o.jpg”]Sydney Jones, Staff Photographer

Sydney Jones is a Junior Mass Communication Major and Music Minor from the tiny, Texas town of Wellington. She is serving as a second year Resident advisor this school year. Though she has undergone some major growth since her Freshman year at SNU, she admits her slight infatuation with John Mayer and ice cream has never wavered. Sydney loves the Lord and her family immensely, and even though she is excited for the future, she admits she will never truly “want to grow up.”[/author]