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Daily De-Stressors: Break is in Sight

Charmaine Lim
Student Writer

It’s the week before spring break and you’re probably counting the days until you get off campus and go home. To make those days pass a little faster, try some of this week’s activities.

Read The Giver by Lois Lowry.

If you didn’t read this in middle school or high school, it’s time to pick it up. At the age of 12, each child is given a job that they’ll train for and eventually turn into a career. For Jonas, it means being the Receiver. As he learns more about his trade, Jonas begins to realize that what he knows might not be everything the world has to offer him.

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Listen to Malibu by Miley Cyrus.

One of her more recent singles brings Miley back to her softer roots. The simple music gives her a chance to show off her vocal abilities in a much gentler way as she sings about returning to a happy place with her significant other. Most people think it’s about her relationship with Liam Hemsworth, but you can judge for yourself when you hear the song.

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Watch Reign.

Whether or not you like British history, Reign takes an interesting spin on the life of Mary, Queen of Scots. When she moves into the castle to marry Prince Francis, Mary realizes that life in court isn’t as simple or glamorous as it appears. As a dark plot begins to unfold, it’s up to her to secure her throne and keep her country safe.

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Watch Step Up.

Before Channing Tatum starred in Magic Mike, he started dancing in Step Up. When Tyler (Tatum) breaks into a dance academy and is sentenced to 200 hours of community service, he meets Nora (Jenna Dewan-Tatum), a ballerina working on her senior showcase. One day, Nora catches Tyler mocking ballet, only to realize that he is more of a dancer than she thought. When a partnership falls through, Nora and Tyler make the most unlikely pair on stage.

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Try magnetic poetry.

Ever seen those cool pictures of magnetic poetry on Instagram and Snapchat? It’s time for you to try it. In the study area near the Murray Library’s music and DVD collection, there are desks that feature magnetic poetry that you can try putting together. Test your creativity with a new Instagram-worthy poem.

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