Surviving Winter Break


by Cydnee Ford

Hello Delaware State University Students! I’m sure you are more than ready for the end of the fall semester and are looking forward to the coming winter break! This semester may have taken the last bits of your energy and you may find yourself in hibernation once you get home from school. But, before you go home be sure to stop and take pictures infront of DSU’s Christmas tree located in the University’s Mall, in the grass between the MLK and the Price Building. Take this picture and share it with your social media accounts and tag @thehornetnewspaper on Instagram and @thehornetonline on Twitter.

Take your time getting into the swing of things at home, but once you’ve had your rest, here’s a list of some things you can do as the days go by:

  • Drive around your town looking for cool Christmas lights with your friends! — The Faucher Home in New Castle is a beautiful sight to see. Location: 1054 Red Lion Road, New Castle, DE.
  • Enjoy some great Christmas music with your family as you decorate your house or bake some cookies! — RUN-D.M.C’s ‘Christmas In Hollis’ should get you started!
  • Enjoy a meal at a local restaurant. Its great to get a meal from your hometown, especially if you attend school outside of your home state.
  • Sit around with a few friends and pass time by watching movies or binge watching shows on Netflix or Hulu.
  • Look through some old pictures on your social media accounts, or even go through an elementary school yearbook. Look at those changes and growth spurts!!
  • If you’re a graduating Senior it would be great to spend some time thinking about your after college plans. If you already have your plans sorted out, take some time and ask for advice from friends, family members or your mentors, about how to make the transition out of college a little smoother.
  • Attend some Christmas parties or throw one of your own. No one gets tired of a good ‘ol ugly sweater-themed party.
  • Do some crafts or try out some nifty decoration ideas from Pinterestcom. A vision board to help set up your goals for the new year is always a great start!
  • Be a tourist in your own town by visiting some museums and attractions near you and plan out a day to visit things you haven’t actually seen up close.
  • Volunteer!! The winter break is definitely a time when most families and homeless around you are in need. Pay a visit to your local shelters or schools that are looking for donations of any kind. Paying it forward always lifts Christmas Spirits.


There you have it! These are just a few ideas to get you started. You can definitely think of ways to add to this list of ideas — you just have to brainstorm and BOOM, you’ll be having fun in no time! Remember to dress warm if you’re going out, and be aware of your surroundings if you plan to visit highly populated areas or attractions! Enjoy your break to the best of your abilities and we plan to see you next semester in grind mode ready to conquer all that 2018 has to offer!

See you soon!




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