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 EIS thinks about spring break

Photo by Erin Meade
This is the boardwalk in South Beach, Florida where ELA and Journalism teacher Mrs. Erin Meade went on spring break.

Spring break just passed and there are many popular destinations that people went to, including hot places, cold places, and their couches.

Many students thought that spring break originated a really long time ago. Eighth grade student Lexi Wessner claimed, “Spring break probably started in 1920.”

 A majority of students guessed near the 1920’s as well, while others guessed it was around the 1800’s. However, an article titled “The Story Behind Spring Break” showed: “Spring break began in 1938 with a swim forum event in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. By around 1960, however, students had begun to come to the town in great numbers, and local businesses took advantage of this influx by offering specials such as all-you-can-drink beer for $1.50.”

In addition, students at Edison Intermediate School (EIS) shared what they thought were the most common spring break destinations. Many websites said that the most common vacation spots for spring break were: Cancun, Punta Cana, Cabo San Lucas, Bahamas, South Padre Island, Puerto Vallarta, Playa del Carmen,Jamaica, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale”(Top 10 Spring Break Destinations). 

Students at EIS thought differently. Eighth grade student Olivia Malanga stated, “I think Florida is the most popular vacation spot.”

Sixth grader Brynn T also said, “Florida is the most popular vacation destination.”

While seventh grader Michael Moriarty said, “I think the Bahamas is the most popular vacation spot.”

 Overall, 72% of students and staff at EISl said Florida was the most common spring break spot.

Another heated spring break debate is whether hot or cold vacations are better. When students from EIS were asked this question the majority had the same answer–hot weather is best. However, it seemed like the few people who said the opposite were all from the same grade. Seventh grade student Charlotte Janson said, “I prefer cold weather for vacation.” 

On the other hand, eighth grade student Isabella Wester stated, “I like warm vacation destinations.” 

Additionally, Math teacher Mr. Zachary Cruchter said, “ Warm weather is definitely better for spring break.”

This research concluded that about 92% of students and staff in EIS prefer a warm weathered vacation.

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Ava Mandel
Ava Mandel, Writer
Ava Mandel is a writer for the Edison Insider. She enjoys playing field hockey, pickleball, and hanging out with family and friends. Her favorite season is summer when she surfs and tans down at the Jersey shore. Ava also goes to sleepaway camp for 6 weeks. Her favorite food is acai bowls, and Ava’s favorite subject is Language Arts. Ava is so excited to write for the Edison Insider this year.
Emily Gilerson
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Emily is a writer for the Edison Insider. Her favorite vacation spot is Florida, because she loves to go there with her cousins every winter break to celebrate the holidays. Emily also loves going to the beach and the pool in the summer and not having to worry about school. When she is not working hard in school, she likes to hang out with her friends. If Emily could have any superhero power, she would want the power to fly. Emily is excited to learn more skills in journalism this year.
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Paige is an eighth grade writer for the Edison Insider. She enjoys playing field hockey and baking treats such as cookies, cupcakes, and brownies. Over the summer, Paige goes to the Jersey Shore with her family and spends her time in the ocean. Paige loves Taylor Swift, the color pink, hanging out with her friends, the show Outer Banks, and italian food. Lastly, her favorite animal is a dog, and she has a dog named Peppy.

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