- Obama shortens sentence of inmate from Cape (1/19/17)9
- Two subjects of interest in 1992 homicide to take polygraph tests (1/15/17)8
- Business notebook: Jackson salon owner also opens a clothing store (1/16/17)
- Area hospitals hope a box helps prevent infant deaths (1/19/17)6
- Cape SportsPlex contractor offers a look at the project (1/15/17)14
- Meat-processing plant faces $70K penalty for Clean Water Act violations (1/17/17)4
- Southeast to lose $3.5 million from state in budget cuts (1/18/17)21
- Local students to perform with choir at inauguration (1/19/17)3
- Subjects of interest in 1992 killing take polygraph tests; results not revealed (1/18/17)2
- Governor cuts $146 million, colleges take hit (1/17/17)
Spring breaks to remember
Many college students opt to migrate to sandy shores over spring break, partying themselves into stupors they may not remember -- or may not want to. But some students are part of a growing trend to make their spring breaks more meaningful.
At Southeast Missouri State University, 40 students have volunteered to be a part of Alternative Spring Break. This year, some students will travel to Evansville, Ind., to help build Habitat for Humanity houses for victims of a tornado. Others will drive nine hours to the West Virginia coal-mining town of Caretta, population 300, to complete various projects such as insulation installation to barn building. The 40 students and advisers participating in the event are up from 17 last year and six the year before.
These are good ways to spend time. Not only will these spring breaks be emotionally rewarding, students will certainly be able to apply skills and teamwork lessons into their future professions. And spring break will be worth remembering.