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Fall Break Recharge

By Ashley Schroer


Congratulations, SRU students! We’re officially halfway through the semester, and you know what that means: fall break. Fall break is a great time to relax and give yourself some time away from the stresses of the semester. Here are some ideas to help get you recharged so you can have a great second half of the semester!

Self-Care Day



The best way to celebrate being halfway through the semester is with a (probably very needed) self-care day. Put on some comfy clothes, do a face mask, and paint your nails your favorite color (or a color that reminds you of fall) to help get you into the fall break spirit. Put on a movie, eat your favorite snacks (mine are pictured above), and just let yourself relax for a day. Personally, I like to read a book during my self-care days while I do a facemask. Then, I put on a movie or TV show while I paint my nails. Some books that I currently love are Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins, and A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson. My favorite self-care day things to watch are Mean Girls, Gilmore Girls, and 10 Things I Hate About You.

Fall Activities


Fall break is the perfect time to do fall activities. If you’re heading home for break, go to a pumpkin patch, make a leaf pile to jump into, or bake fall treats (like the horror movie-themed cookies or the pumpkin muffins pictured above). These are great ways to spend time with your family or friends from back home. If you’re staying on campus for fall break this year, Fair Haven Farms in Grove City, PA offers hayrides, pumpkin picking, and mazes to make a great fall break outing with friends! Whether you are going home or staying on campus, a Halloween movie marathon is always an option. My favorites are Halloweentown, Hocus Pocus, and the Fear Street saga on Netflix.


Explore Your Hometown


If you’re going home for fall break, it’s a perfect time to go to new places in your hometown. Even if you’re from a really small town, like I am, there are always new things that you can try. This could be trying a local restaurant, a new coffee shop, getting something new from the menu of a local restaurant you have been to, or going into small businesses to see what they have to offer. Thrifting or going into any antique stores in your area is always an adventure because you never know what you’ll find. If the weather is nice, you can visit parks in your area. You can go on walks with family or put on a cute outfit and have a fall photoshoot with your friends!

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