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Signs You’re Ready for Thanksgiving Break

Since fall break, us UMaine students have had a rough time. We were hit hard during Homecoming. We suffered the late October blackout, and then blacked out ourselves just a few days later for Halloween. Midterms, papers, quizzes, and projects have shifted to the backburner we haven’t cracked our books open in weeks. It’s officially that time of year where all we can think about is Thanksgiving Break. Here are some sure signs we’re all just living day to day until then:


  • You SWEAR you don’t need to do your homework right now because you’re totally going to catch up over Thanksgiving break.
  • You definitely don’t need to start that huge project because it’ll be so much easier to start over break.
  • That book for class that you’re supposed to be on page 700 but you haven’t cracked open yet? Totally going to start over break.
  • You have your answers perfected for when your family asks about your grades or if you’ve met any nice people to date. (My grades are great! I’ve met tons of potential suitors) (Lie, lie, LIE!)
  • You were very specific in telling your parents the Thanksgiving menu… your mom knows she has to make your favorite casserole or you’re going to have a fit.
  • You already bought some stretchy pants/classy sweatpants for dinner so your family thinks you have your life together AND you can still eat your weight in food.
  • You’re not doing laundry for the next week and a half so you can bring a huge bag full home for your mom to do while you snuggle in your own bed with the pets you’ve been missing.
  • You’re also waiting to workout until AFTER break… why would you start now just to ruin it with all the junk you’re planning to eat over break? (ALL THE PIES)
  • Your grades are totally slipping and your life is absolutely falling apart… but like, it’s fine, you’ll deal with it over break. Seriously.


Just a week and a half until we’re free for a while collegettes! Keep holding on. We feel you.


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Mary is a fourth year Ecology and Environmental Science major at the University of Maine, with a concentration in sustainability. Mary loves to read, spend time with her Alpha Phi sisters, cuddle with her cat, and drink coffee. She hopes to save the environment and adopt alllll the kitties.
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