Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

How do you feel about the length of Thanksgiving Break?

The sidewalks are covered in fallen leaves, and it’s getting dark at 5 p.m.  The last few weeks of the semester are just around the bend. As Oberlin students prepare for the final break of the semester,  the Opinions Editors ask one important question: 

How do Obies feel about the length of Thanksgiving break? 

Maddie Schaefer, Conservatory first-year 

I don’t really care. I think it’s fine as it is. I mean, it’d be nice if it was longer, if nothing else, to just not have class. But my family never does anything for Thanksgiving, so even if it was longer, I wouldn’t be going home for Thanksgiving.

Akilah Villers-Jean, College first-year 

I feel like it’s kind of short especially if you have to fly or something. It’s kind of expensive just to go home for three days. 

Delphina Engelstein, College first-year 

I feel like it’s a little short. I live in New York City and having to pay for expensive flights that are within a short period of time is not super ideal. Also since we had a break pretty recently, that was longer, it seems sort of weird timing. 

Lily Clark, Conservatory second year 

I think it’s too short because it’s only four days. It’s really short. Then professors end up canceling class on Wednesdays anyway. I think it should be a week, especially given how tired I am at the moment. 

Robert Taylor, College fourth-year 

I mean, it’s technically a break. I’m gonna be flying home on Thanksgiving, which will be interesting and will mean I won’t get to spend as much time with my family. But honestly I’m just glad there is a break because I plan on using it as an excuse to do homework assignments without having to worry about going to classes.

Abby Harris Crowne, College fourth-year 

I’m very glad we do have the break because for me, Thanksgiving is a holiday for family. But with the approximate 12 hours of transit in both directions, the length of the break does not allow me to fly home.

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