The Bear Truth

Bears Go On Break

By Emma Gustavsson

With Christmas break only 2 days away, students are thrilled about the upcoming weeks of school-free fun. The break begins on December 22 and students return to school on the 10th of January 2018. Totaling 19 days, the break leaves many doors open for many opportunities for adventure. Many students and their families go on vacations, road trips, or they just stay home over the holidays. So, what are the bears up to over break?

Braedan O’Neil (10) talks about the Chinese take-out his family enjoys every Christmas Eve.

BT: Are you excited for break?

BO: “Yes, because you know, you get no school and get to live on your own schedule.”

BT: What do you usually do over the holidays?

BO: “Sleep”

BT: What are you doing this year over break?

BO: “Not much, just sticking at home

BT: What is one unique holiday tradition your family does?

BO: “We always get Chinese take-out on Christmas Eve.”

Olivia Parsley (10) smiles, not for her upcoming wisdom tooth extraction, but for time off of school.

 

BT: Are you excited for break?

OP: “No, not really. I have to get my wisdom teeth out.”

BT: What do you usually do over the holidays?

OP: “My family goes down to our place in Arizona.”

BT: What are you doing this year over break?

OP: “I am getting my wisdom teeth out, then 2 hours later, I am getting in the car for a 13 hour road trip.”

BT: What is one unique holiday tradition your family does?

OP: “Everyone in my family wakes up at 7 am to open presents early, then we eat Christmas dinner around noon.”

Danny Tran (10)  awaits his two week European vacation right on the horizon.

BT: Are you excited for break?

DT: “Absolutely, I am excited to go to Europe.”

BT: What do you usually do over the holidays?

DT: “Family time. That’s pretty much it.”

BT: What are you doing this year over break?

DT: “Heading to Europe. We are going to Paris, Frankfurt, and Stuckart for two weeks.”

BT: What is one unique holiday tradition your family does?

DT: “Being Vietnamese, we usually have a lot of Vietnamese food mixed with American food.”

Madelyn Letendre (10) looks forward to camping with her family over Christmas.

BT: Are you excited for break?

ML: “Yes I am, because I don’t want to come here anymore.”

BT: What do you usually do over the holidays?

ML: “Well, for the past 3 years, we have gone camping.”

BT: What are you doing this year over break?

ML: “My family is going on a two week camping trip. We are visiting 4 national parks. We are going to Saguaro, Petrified Forrest, Joshua Tree, and the Grand Canyon.”

BT: What is one unique holiday tradition your family does?

ML: “Well, we go camping!”

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