Your mom is the only person who can tell you what you should and shouldn’t do during spring break, especially, as she will remind you, if you’re still of the age where she is funding the bill. But that doesn’t mean your Man Repelling peers can’t help.
What they can do is provide you with guidance based on personal experiences and second-party anecdotes. They can tell you that an “alternative spring break” is a fantastic idea — one that will leave you without the itchy regret of crabs (do you guys miss that prompt, by the way? The response was a real winner) and floating high on a cloud of do-goodery. They can offer cautionary tales that will not only make you laugh but allow you to make your own informed decisions. I know that I, for one, could have used a bit more emotional literature regarding the very real damage that 5 days of steel drums, an all-you-can-eat buffet and sharing a tiny cruise ship cabin head would have on the psyche. At age 21 I was not prepared.
So guess what this week’s prompt is? That. You, seasoned veterans of the collegiate Spring Break, will bestow your wisdom upon any up-and-coming spring breakers we may have in this classroom. Make it funny, make it useful. Make it about sunscreen. And if you’ve never been — maybe that’s something, too. Your arrest record is likely lower than most who attended that one on MTV when Fred Durst was still considered a celebrity.
Anywho! Send it here when you’re done: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is 12 noon EST, March 10. Can’t wait and cowabunga.