Spring Break Is Here, The Trend Encourages Students To Be Safe



Brittani Mulkey

Now that spring has made its way to Oklahoma (finally), and spring break is just around the corner to allow us much needed time to recharge our batteries, it is important to keep two things in mind: fun and safety.

We at The Trend encourage everyone, no matter their plans, to have fun and, most importantly, be safe.

That’s right, whether you’re partying it up in Florida or binge watching your favorite TV show on Netflix in the clothes you’ve been wearing for the past four days (we speak from experience), it’s important to remain safe. We know no one likes to hear the dreaded word “safety,” but it’s important. Seriously.

Here are some tips we have put together to maintain your fun plans while keeping the hair on your head mostly unharmed:

Keep hydrated. This goes for both of the previously mentioned plans, partying and binge watching. Water is your friend. If you’re one of those people who don’t like water, try some flavored water, iced tea or lemonade. Just keep hydrated.

Bring and, most definitely, apply sunscreen. Sunscreen is also your friend. Sure, it might stink, but it’ll save you pain later. If you’re binge watching, go outside for five minutes and apply sunscreen. Fresh air is good for you.

The buddy system is a time-honored tradition and there is always safety in numbers (unless you’re in the middle of a stampede, then that’s bad). Get your friends and stick to them like glue.

Always keep your phone charged and with you. Sure, you might have problems fitting it in your bikini or swim trunks, but it’s better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. If you’re binge watching, always keep the laptop charged. You never know when you’ll need to order Domino’s delivery.

Mostly, just don’t be stupid. If that annoying little voice in the back of your head is telling you what you’re thinking about doing is a bad idea, it’s probably best to follow that advice. Especially if that voice happens to sound like your mother. She raised you. She knows what’s up.

All joking aside, safety is important. At least so you can avoid the “I told you so”s from your parents. We at The Trend strongly encourage you to always keep your safety in mind so the fun never stops.