Counseling Center to hold spring break safety workshop

A whole year’s intake of alcohol could happen in one week.Tech’s spring break is March 7-11, and the Tech Counseling Center will be holding a workshop March 3: “Spring Break 2011: Be Careful Out There!”

“This workshop covers everything from how to treat your sunburn to alcohol safety,” said Cynthia Bryant, Counseling Center assistant director.

Sophomore Kristen Tackett said, “Spring break is that one week in the year where you can totally let loose. This is the week when students leave all their stresses behind and vacate to the sun, surf and parties.”

According to FITSNews.com, “Last year was America’s busiest spring break ever, and while travel officials are estimating a 10-20 percent drop in travel due to the flagging economy, our country’s annual booze fest on the beach is still an economic winner.”

Junior Katherine Cox said, “You either love it, or you hate it, but spring break is something a college student should do once.”

Junior Katelyn Henderson said, “The first thing that comes to mind when I hear spring break is fun in the sun, time to let your hair down, take chances, make mistakes, and cherish the memories.”

According to seattlepi.com, 41 percent of college students said they plan to drink alcohol and use drugs more during spring break.

“Of course, good memories are made on spring break,” junior Grant Gasper said. “The first thing I pack is the alcohol.