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Spring Break Plans and Tips From Students

Posted by Scott Harvey on Mar 9, 2020 8:07:00 AM

Spring Break Plans and Tips From Students

The halls will be quieter this week, as JJC students are off for spring break. While we’ll miss the bustle of campus, we’re glad our students are getting some much-needed time to relax.

We reached out to several students on their plans for spring break, as well as their advice for fellow students during this time. Here is what 12 of them had to say.

Joseph Buckley

Major: Agriculture production/management | Hometown: Kankakee

Plans for break: I am starting an eight-week production internship at Willrett Natural Farm. I will be learning about the day-to-day responsibilities on an organic farming operation.

Suggestions for fellow students: Go out and enjoy yourself with family and friends.

Farmer carrying basket of veg on a sunny day


Joseph Kauffman

Major: Psychology | Hometown: Channahon

Plans for break: Spending time with my grandparents in Michigan and studying for my psychology exam in advance.

Suggestions for fellow students: Study for exams almost every day, go to sleep early (between 10 p.m. – midnight), and wake up early (between 7 and 9 a.m.). This is in order to feel more successful in your classes.

studying hard


David Lozano

Major: Undecided | Hometown: Joliet

Plans for break: Practice music and throw a party for the Latinos Unidos student club.

Suggestions for fellow students: Have fun and chill.

Black music note button on white keyboard


Luis Rodriguez

Major: Architecture | Hometown: Romeoville

Plans for break: Campaign and organize community events for the 2020 census and politicians in Chicago. Also to get some sleep and maybe go to the gym.

Suggestions for fellow students: Enjoy the time off of school by sleeping and spending time with friends and family.

Closeup image of a fitness equipment in gym


Max Scott-Schroeder

Major: Cybersecurity | Hometown: Mokena

Plans for break: Sleeping and volunteering for the Will County Forest Preserve.

Suggestions for fellow students: Catch up on some sleep.

Hand with marker writing Volunteer


Zach Scovel

Major: Political science | Hometown: Rockdale

Plans for break: Get ahead on school work.

Suggestions for fellow students: If a student is behind, take time to get caught up and ahead with your studies.



Lamar Smith

Major: Digital media | Hometown: Chicago

Plans for break: Volunteering at my son’s school.

Suggestions for fellow students: Mentally prepare yourselves to finish the semester on a positive note.

Be Positive Concept. Closeup Landing Page on Laptop Screen in Doodle Design Style. On background of Comfortable Working Place in Modern Office. Blurred, Toned Image. 3d Render.


Sebastian Soto-Lona

Major: Biomedical engineering | Hometown: Joliet

Plans for break: I plan on catching up on assignments and readings. I will be working at my job part time and plan to go to the gym each day.

Suggestions for fellow students: Be productive because you have a week of no school, so have fun and try to catch up on assignments. Don’t waste time that is given to you.

Productivity sign with a beautiful day on background


Will Vanderhoff

Major: Journalism | Hometown: Coal City

Plans for break: Hiking at Starved Rock, Matthiessen State Park, and Humiston Woods. I'm going to bring my watercolor paints and capture some of the scenery! 

To fellow students: It's still chilly, but bundle up and go for a walk. If it's too cold then try something new indoors. Enjoy the season while it lasts.

Horse Chestnut Forest, Avila, Spain


Micaiah Wagner

Major: Agribusiness management | Hometown: Onarga

Plans for break: Kidding goats and preparing for my summer internship.

Suggestions for fellow students: Take time to focus on yourself and future career.



Johnathan White

Major: Engineering | Hometown: Morris

Plans for break: Work and take a trip to Rock Island.

Suggestions for fellow students: Give back to the community, such as volunteering at a food bank or shelter.




Alexandra Whittenhall

Major: Nursing | Hometown: Romeoville

Plans for break: Hanging out with friends and making time to do lots of nothing.

Suggestions for fellow students: Take time for yourself and catch a breather.




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