Breaking the spring break buzz

While many students across the U.S. are now enjoying or have already enjoyed their spring breaks, a nonscientific survey conducted by The Jambar showed that many Youngstown State University students stayed home last week.

The survey asked 113 students about how they spent spring break.

Of the students asked, 65 students, or 57.5 percent, worked.

Freshman Alphonso Davis was one of those students.

“I didn’t mind working over break,” Davis said. “It was killing time and some extra money.”

Davis said he worked at a cabaret for his mother. He made $60 per day.

“I cooked for three hours, worked the front desk for three hours and then I served drinks after that,” he said. “It was too energetic. If you were sitting there, you were bored. And no one was sitting down.”

He added that the 12-hour workdays were worth it.

His friends came home, too.

“Most of my friends are in the Navy and Army, so a lot of ‘em came back,” Davis said.

Meanwhile, roughly 50 percent of the YSU students surveyed said they would have left the area if they didn’t have to work over break.

Results also revealed that, even if students weren’t working, they didn’t go on vacation. Nearly 62 percent of the students surveyed said they stayed home.

YSU student Alicia Herbert said she spent her week studying, getting caught up on school work and playing with her niece at the park.

Despite many who stayed home, 87.6 percent of the students surveyed said their friends went away during spring break.

Sophomore Dan Davis, who spent his week working at a pawn shop, said many of his friends went to Panama for spring break.

“If I had had the money, I would have gone with them,” Davis said.