Behrend Reacts: What are your plans for spring break?


By Steve Orbanek
Marketing Communications Specialist, Penn State Behrend

Don’t look now, but spring is right around the corner. Can’t you tell?

Despite the wintery weather, Penn State students will be on spring break next week.

Spring is usually associated with warmer weather and flowers, but here in Erie, it seems unlikely that we’ll escape this polar vortex anytime soon.

Of course, spring break allows students the perfect opportunity to escape the cold… at least for a little while.

We asked some Penn State Behrend students what their plans are for the break:

Shayleana Randle

Shayleana Randle, sophomore, Art Administration: “I’m going to Rhode Island to visit my grandmother.”

Sean Dalton

Sean Dalton, freshman, Chemistry: “I will mostly just be at home taking care of my daughter.”

Cassie Cristea

Cassie Cristea, freshman, Business: “I am going home to Warren to visit family and friends.”

Jeremy Maurer

Jeremy Maurer, junior, Psychology: “I’ll be going home to DuBois to spend time with my family.”

Alan Buckel

Alan Buckel, senior, Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies: “I’m going to Colorado to snowboard.”

Matt Vipond

Matt Vipond, freshman, Mechanical Engineering: “I’ll be working on a service project in Erie.”

Justin Corwin

Justin Corwin, junior, Letters, Arts, & Sciences: “I’ll be working construction.”

Kara Wenzel

Kara Wenzel, sophomore, Math: “I’ll be doing nothing but homework.”

Josh Wilkins

Josh Wilkins, sophomore, Chemistry: “I’m staying in Erie and will just be relaxing and spending time with my girlfriend.”

Jen Gibson

Jen Gibson, sophomore, Marketing: “I’m going to Florida to visit my friend.”

Tyreck Green

Tyreck Green, freshman, undecided: “I won’t be doing anything exciting; just chilling.”

Behrend Reacts is a regular Thursday feature at the Behrend Blog that tries to get the campus pulse on a current topic, whether it’s serious or trivial. If you have a question to suggest for Behrend Reacts, please email Steve Orbanek at

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