Alternative Spring Break ’08

BOSTON — While most college students travel to a tropical location like the Bahamas or Mexico for their Spring Break to party, a select 40 applicants chose to make a positive difference for others during their Spring Break.

At a reunion type event, The S.O.U.L.S. group hosted an information session on the trips they took. Traveling on what they call ‘Alternative Spring Break,’ the students went to two destinations, one in Waveland, Mississippi and the other to El Paso, Texas, where these 40 students split up to help communities in need. Continue reading

Spring Break: Safety first

BOSTON — Class is no longer in session, the beaches are packed, and a week of rest and relaxation is in order. It’s Spring Break time again, one of the most anticipated holidays of the year.

This year, however, the focus shifts from pleasure to safety. Since the turn of the century, safety measures have become noticeably more ineffective than in the past, and changes must occur.

Whether due to the terror attacks of September 11th, the insurgency in foreign countries, political instability, or the disappearance of Natalie Holloway, parents have more than just a few drinks to worry about this Spring Break. The biggest concern about Spring Break this year is safety. Continue reading

SOULS Alternative Spring Break

BOSTON — Put away the bathing suits and flip flops and break out the work boots and jeans. Suffolk University students are partaking in a different, less party-oriented kind of spring break this year.

Suffolk University’s S.O.U.L.S organization is hosting an alternative spring break program in Texas and Mississippi during this year’s regularly scheduled break. Volunteers will participate in poverty relief projects through Habitat for Humanity in Texas and Katrina relief in Mississippi through Community Collaborations International. Continue reading