Students share Christmas break plans...
Finals week has come to an end, which can only mean one thing. Christmas is here!
Lipscomb students have spent countless hours over the last week studying for finals. Now, they can take some much needed time off to recuperate.
“I am so glad finals are over,” said sophomore Cory Sanders. “I can’t wait to go home and be with my family. I will probably get some duck hunting in, too.”
This is a special time of year when Lipscomb students get an extended break to relax and be with family, as home is a long way from Nashville for many students.
“I am from Pennsylvania, so it is important for me to be at home for Christmas,” said senior Micah Fleming. “I will be spending a lot of time with my family, which will be nice since I don’t see them much anymore.”
Christmas is viewed in many different ways. Some see it as the time they get to open presents and be with family. This Christmas, however, will not include presents for one Lipscomb student.
“This year my family has decided not to give each other presents,” said senior Karley Harris. ”We have decided to take a family trip instead.
“I think this is a great way to spend Christmas, because it allows us to relax and be surrounded with the people we love.”
What would Christmas be without traditions? A lot of families will put up the tree and string Christmas lights on their houses, but some students have unique traditions.
“My mom started this tradition when I was young. We make a birthday cake and sing happy birthday to Jesus together. It may sound strange, but it is a tradition I will pass on to my kids one day,” said senior Alex Sircy.
Christmas is a special time for us all. Sometimes people tend to get caught up in the receiving aspect and lose sight of the giving portion. Harris is planning to take action in her community over this Christmas holiday.
“My boyfriend and I have talked, and we want to serve over break somewhere,” Harris said. ”Maybe a homeless shelter or toy drive.
“I think this is a great way to give back around the holidays.”
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