Spring Break safety

Phoebe Sinclair

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Local News Story. Art by Chris Brockman.

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March 11 through 15 is Spring Break for WTAMU. Students will leave campus to pursue extracurricular activities in numerous places around the country. With the break from school, students also face responsibility and a need for safety awareness. PULSE, the peer educators of WT, will be hosting multiple activities throughout the week before spring break to help prepare students for a safe Spring Break.

“I am looking forward to the programs PULSE will be putting on,” Yesenia Castro, a freshman Mathematics Education major, said. “I have never considered the big ways Spring Break can negatively affect you.”

The beginning of the PULSE Safe Spring Break kicked of on Monday, March 4, with a Sexual Responsibility program at noon in the JBK Commons. On Tuesday, March 5, the organization will host a “Mocktail Contest” at noon followed by a drug and alcohol awareness program at 5 p.m. in the JBK Commons. The Spring Break Safety Week will end with an Allyson Ford Project/Distracted Driver poster contest in the JBK Commons.

“I always love the programs PULSE puts on,” Chance Autry, a junior Business Education major, said. “Especially the ones this week seeing as Spring Break can end up being very detrimental if you aren’t aware of certain safety precautions.”

In a recent email to all current students, Zach Workman, Assistant Vice President of Risk Management, explained a recent Mexico travel warning and some spring break considerations to help students make good destination decisions.

“As we move toward Spring Break, WTAMU would like to emphasize the importance of travel precautions in Mexico,” Workman stated. “The State Department has listed a travel warning for Mexico. Travel Warnings are issued when long-term, protracted conditions make a country dangerous or unstable. The State Department recommends that Americans avoid or consider the risk of travel to that country.”

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Spring Break safety