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Spring Break

This year I embarked on one of the most amazing Spring Break adventure of my entire life.  Though the adventure was full of ups and downs, I wouldn’t have traded anything.  My best friend, Brooke, and I went to three different Charlie Puth shows in a week.  We started with driving four hours to New Albany, IN to visit our friend Jessica.  We spent the night and were able to spend most of the day exploring New Albany.  That evening we traveled to Louisville (about a half hour) to our Air BnB (a website where you can rent someone’s apartment for a short period of time).  Then we made our way to the Louisville show; mind you, we were a few minutes later than what we were supposed to be.  We got all the things and were immediately taken down to Charlie’s dressing room.  It was such a cool experience to walk in to a room and see Charlie sitting casually in a chair. He sang One Call Away in a lower tone to warm up his voice. We got to take a selfie and then stood in line for about two hours after all of that.  We made friends with security and built a relationship with his tour manager.

The Louisville show was amazing and the next morning we were off to Hamilton Ohio.  In Hamilton we got to hangout with Brooke’s family for the day and had such a good time.

The next day we were off to Columbus to see our next show.  On the way to Columbus we noticed a weird smoke coming from my car; we thought this was dust since we were in a construction zone.  Once we realized it was smoke my RPMs starting raving and we had to pull over on the left side of the highway (because we were in the fast lane).  It was approximately 40 degrees outside and we were stuck 6 hours away from our parents.  We didn’t know what to do.

I met some pretty amazing people that day, got to ride in the back of a cop car, connected with Charlie’s tour manager again and got to go on the tour bus to meet Charlie for a second time.  Needless to say, the show was still amazing!

My car was finally fixed and we were celebrating with an Easter egg hunt with Brooke’s family.  Then we were off to our third and final show with two new recruits (Brooke’s cousins).  We managed to get them VIP tickets as well so that they could stand by us.  This time when Johnathan (Charlie’s manager) saw us, we had a greeting of “Friends”.  We were put back into the front row for our final show and it was such an amazing experience.

I couldn’t have asked for a better adventure for my last #FBUSpringBreak.  Check out the video of our adventure below.

XoXo

-D

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Patricia

my spring break

by Patricia on April 13, 2016

in College Life

This is the best Spring break that I have ever had! This is because most people had break at the same time since it was the same time as Easter. Originally I had planned on working most of the time because I usually don’t have anything to do. However, I did not go to work very much because I was having so much fun. Last Saturday I worked and then on Sunday my brother went on a college visit to Spring Hill in Alabama. Me and my mom did lots of shopping, watching Netflix, and went to Steakn Shake. I got the new Black Raspberry shake and it was great.

I spent the rest of the days decorating eggs, baking a giant easter egg cookie, and made rice krispy treats shaped like eggs. I also made a flower wreath out of egg cartons. I also got to visit a friend. On Easter Sunday my mom put together a fun easter egg hunt and I got an easter basket with lots of candy! Of course I worked for another day.

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Happy spring break Griffins!

I know you all have been counting down the days along with me.

 To make this spring break great you will need these five things!

  1. Destination: If that is some place warm or just back home you need somewhere to go!
  2. Adult coloring book: I know we are all in college but no one is too old to color!
  3. Money: You will need this to eat at your favorite local restaurants, shop for new clothes, or try out that new waterpark!
  4. Headphones: To block out all your families questions or to listen to music on the beach these are essential!
  5. Great company: It could be family, friends (old or new), even your pets surround yourself with someone or something you love!

Have a long and safe spring break Fontbonne!!

Xoxo from Florida,

McKinley

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Spring Break Suggestions

by Taylor on April 13, 2016

in College Life

Happy Spring Break everyone!! I don’t know about you, but I am personally thrilled to have a week long break from the semester to look forward to. If you’re like me, you probably won’t find yourself on a beach with all your friends this week, but will instead may just be going home. While that may not seem as exciting, there’s usually plenty of things you can do and still have an amazing break! Here’s my top 5 things I plan on doing while I’m home and they’re things that you can do no matter where you live.

  1. Catch up with your old friends– Odds are, someone that you used to hang out with before college is on spring break at the same time as you and will be home. Sometimes it’s hard to stay in touch as much with old friends when you go to different schools, because as we all know, school tends to keep us crazy busy. Use the extra time you have with spring break to catch up with each other and see where life has taken you since you last hung out.
  2. Go somewhere different– No matter where you live, or how long you’ve lived there, I bet there is some place in your hometown that you’ve never been to. Go there now while you have time and gain some new experiences.
  3. Do what you don’t have time to do– What is something that you’ve always want to do but never have time for during the semester? Try it now on spring break. Maybe you’ve been wanting to try a yoga class, or there’s a book you’ve been dying to read, or there’s 5 new movies out that you want to see. Go do whatever it is, and enjoy it while you’ve got the time.
  4. Spend time with your family- If you’re like me, you don’t get home that often during the semester. (Sorry mom). Odds are, you’re probably missing your family as much as they miss you. Use spring break to get some quality family bonding time in and to catch up with each other before you get back to school to finish out the semester.
  5. Plan out your summer– I don’t mean have everything figured out, but have a general idea. Summers in college are often way different than summers in high school. Often times, you need to take summer school courses, get a job, apply for internships, or maybe all of the above. Use the time you have during spring break to map something out, that way you’re not so stressed out at the end of next month trying to figure out what you’re going to do all summer while you’re trying to survive finals week too.

What are your plans this spring break? Stay safe everyone, and have a wonderful break whatever you do !

-Taylor

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Being Outside

by Patricia April 7, 2015

I am really glad that the weather is so nice. It started to warm up during spring break and has continued since. Although it snowed last week and I wasn’t too happy about that, the nice weather has come back and I think it will stay. After all, I don’t think it will snow in […]

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Five things that make Fontbonne an amazing place to be

by Raven March 23, 2015

Hey Fonties! Welcome back! I hope your spring break was absolutely fabulous (I’m really sad it’s over… can we have a spring break redo?…. No?…. Okay….). Anyway, let’s  jump right into it then. In my three years as a Griffin, I’ve noticed a lot of little golden nuggets that make Fontbonne a great place to […]

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Why is FBU so special!?

by Alumni Posts March 20, 2015

Finally, all students are back from spring break.. After joining the Lacrosse team, I was able to spend my break on campus, sadly watching groups of friends enjoy their time at the famous PCB spring break get-a-way.. I hope all my readers enjoyed their break! Even with all that being said, during my time this […]

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80 Degrees in March!

by Fontbonne University March 16, 2015

This past week was Fontbonne’s spring break- a chance to take a break from the craziness of classes, exams, and meetings and have some down time. For my spring break, I made the road trip home back to Minnesota! I was able to see my sisters, my parents, and visit my friends at nearby schools. […]

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Stories of Spring Break

by Alumni Posts March 11, 2015

Spring break is here! And for once, St. Louis is actually experiencing spring weather. It seems like it is always still cold during break. I didn’t go on a vacation, but I still had plenty going on. Here’s what I’ve done so far, and what’s still to come! My cousin and her daughter are in […]

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Spring Break (aka Staycation)

by Fontbonne University March 6, 2015

Spring break is finally here!.. almost. For most of us, it starts as soon as classes are done today (Thursday). It seems like the semester just started but at the same time a lot of us are ready for this break. There are some challenges, however, that many of us face. I still have a […]

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