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Marshall students share Spring Break plans

The Parthenon

Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013

Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013 00:03

With spring break less than a week away, Marshall University students share where they decided to spend a week away from classes, books and all of the stress of the semester.

Cade Parton, senior economics major, said he is traveling to Panama City Beach, Fla. with some of his soccer teammates.

“I’m looking forward to going to the beach and relaxing with my friends,” Parton said.

Parton said he and his teammates would be driving to Florida since it will be cheaper than flying.

“This is the second time I’m going to Panama City, so I’m going to try to top last year,” Parton said, “I just want to have a good time with good friends.”

In a recent poll by Trip Advisor, approximately 30,000 students will be traveling to Panama City Beach for spring break this year.

Liz Northcote, junior English major, said she is not going to the beach but is taking the week to go visit family and friends in Long Island, N.Y. because she has not seen them since Christmas break.

“I miss my family and my dog, so I’m excited for some home cooked food and quality time with them,” Northcote said.

Northcote said she will fly to New York because it would take her 10 hours to get home if she drove.

Lydia Vance, senior biology major, said she is going to Cleveland, Ohio for two days with her family to watch the Cleveland Cavaliers play the Miami Heat.

Vance said it will be her first NBA game and she will be rooting for the Miami Heat because Dwayne Wade is her favorite player.

“I’ve wanted to go to a NBA game since I was young,” Vance said, “I’ve always loved basketball.”

For students interested in booking a last minute spring break trip, Tri-State Airport still has openings on non-stop flights to Orlando-Sanford, Fla., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and St. Petersburg, Fla. every Monday and Friday through Allegiant Air.

Yeager Airport in Charleston, W.Va. is offering non-stop flights to Myrtle Beach, S.C. through Spirit Airlines for $117 round-trip. This flight is offered Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

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