Why Christmas break is too short and needs to be extended
By: Emma Clark
Christmas break is a time to spend with family and friends laughing, eating great food and spending quality time with each other. It is also a time to distress from the hardships that come along with school. Midterms take place right before Christmas break so it’s a great feeling to finish those big tests knowing there are a few days off to sleep in and forget about school. Without this break, everyone would be a stressful mess (well those who care to succeed in school) and it would be difficult to complete the rest of the school year. It appears that students may be cheated out of a full Christmas break. This year we are given thirteen days including weekends. If you don’t include weekends that’s only nine days. Nine days to cram in as much family time and sleeping in as possible. For families who have to travel far distances for Christmas break, they get even less time to spend with their family. It only seems right to extend Christmas break. With the amount of stress that students are put through, we deserve a longer break so we can fully enjoy this time off to spend with relatives we may only see once a year. With a longer break students will be able to come back to school fully rested and less disappointed about having to return to MHS. Who knows maybe students will be more motivated at school after a longer couple weeks off catching up on their sleep.