When Everyone Leaves for Break…

A vacant castle is like a palace without treasure, they have one thing in common, the hollowness. During the past few weeks, the thanksgiving atmosphere has transformed into the excitement of the impending annual event. However, let’s take a look back at the stories of those who stayed in school during the break, what interesting “adventures” and activities did they do?

The departures of the other hundreds of huskies certainly made the school seem empty and dormant. However, the remainders did not let the cold wind blow away the holiday spirit.

The almighty and beloved legend, Dingle-the-Jingle, led a journey to the beautiful town of Burlington. The perks of being with a “life-veteran” were discovering amazing discounts in unheard stores, consuming the various organic goods in the grocery stocks and hearing extraordinary stories that were not for sale.  


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On the ferry to Burlington

Walking down Church Street, glancing through the pavement that crowded with people leisurely wandering from store to store, the holiday atmosphere was truly felt by the huskies who were full-handed with shopping bags and hot chocolates.


On the ferry to Burlington

The next day, Mr.Spear led the adventure to the far southwest; the Huskies reached Lilac City, Rochester. Excited and curious, they visited the University of Rochester and the Rochester Institute of Technology. Among the Huskies, seniors were able to see what American colleges are like; whereas the juniors and underclassmen enjoyed the hosts’ hospitality and the excellent meals.


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On the ferry to Burlington

The adventure in Rochester was educational for the huskies. Their energy along the trip was continuous and vigorous, except for the interminable bus drive that put everyone to sleep.

Back at the campus, the huskies’ adventure did not cease. Some of them tried bowling for the first time. They enjoyed swimming in town and skating in the Olympic rink alongside teachers.

When being asked what their favorite event was, Hao Lei says:

“My favorite event was the college visit at Rochester University. I actually learned about the school and thought more about whether I was going to apply for it or not.”

Aude-Marie says:

“My favorite part of the break was the Burlington trip with Dingle. I had fun and discovered so many places and I got to shop.”

When asked: Did you ever miss the regular academic days before break.

   Aude-Marie states:

“I didn’t really miss the academic days because it was quiet and relaxing.”

The holiday journey of the huskies was short. It went by like an arrow, but it certainly gave some time for students to rewind with their busy schedules and prepare for upcoming challenges. After all, there are only a few days before the Christmas Break.


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