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Pro/Con Longer breaks

Do students deserve longer breaks throughout the year?
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Pro: When it comes to school breaks it can be a love hate relationship. They are never long enough, and the second that you seem to finally be relaxed you have to go back to the same place – school. I believe that if the school corporation were to make our breaks longer, giving us more school days off, it would allow us more time to give our minds a rest leading to less burnout. Only having one week for both spring break and fall break is simply too short. Seeing as though winter break is two weeks, which is the perfect amount of time for kids to hang out with their families and friends, we should apply that to spring and fall break as well. Not only would it be giving us longer breaks, but it would help us not take the holidays for granted. Holidays like Halloween, Valentines Day, and Saint Patricks Day are all very widely practiced holidays and it’s not so much the day that we want off but rather the day after. The longer the break the more opportunities students are given to just be kids instead of being cooped up in a classroom for seven hours at a time, which is why they need to be extended. 

 

Con: Our current school breaks give students enough time to unwind after a long midterm or semester. The length of these breaks differs from school district to district, however most tend to follow a one-week fall break, two-week winter break, and one-week spring break. This amount of time is beneficial for them and is just the right amount. The whole point of these breaks is to give students time to focus on other aspects of their life. If these breaks were to be lengthened, students would have a difficult time coming back to a structured schedule such as school. Additionally, the fun and long summer break that everyone loves would be shortened because the length of the school year would be lengthened. The longer we make these breaks, the harder it will be for students to return back to a structured schedule and the shorter our summers will be.

 

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Katie Mahle
Katie Mahle, Lead Writer
Katie Mahle is a junior at Crown Point High School. She took journalism during her freshman year, this is her second year on the newspaper staff helping with the design of the newspaper and she also is the sole writer for the people genre. Other than her involvement in the High School News Paper she is also a leader in CASS, the school's mentorship program, as well as a Key club leader. She is vice president of the Interact club and is in NHS. She loves being able to lead and help others in times of need.
Mason Erbini
Mason Erbini is a sophomore at Crown Point High School. After taking the journalism class his freshman year, he is now an official writer for the Inklings Staff. Outside of journalism, he enjoys being a captain on the Speech and Debate Team and being an avid officer of Business Professionals of America. After high school, he intends to pursue a college major relating to Business.
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