TCU Daily Skiff Tuesday, April 6, 2004
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Extra day should be given for Easter
Students need time to travel home after holiday

It’s Easter this Sunday.

As millions of Americans are attending Easter church services and having dinner with their family, there you are: wedged in seat 24B with no escape.

You know who you are: you’re a TCU student.

We all know how irritating this is, but sometimes it simply can’t be helped. It may even happen to you this year because once again, the university is open on the Monday following Easter.

Students who can’t miss class that day find themselves scurrying around Easter day to pack up their car or carry-on as they head back to school.

TCU has always prized itself for attracting students from a variety of geographic locations, but it seems students from distant places are punished during the Easter holiday. Many end up not going home simply because the holiday is not long enough.

This is a problem university officials and students alike can easily solve.

If it’s that important to the academic calendar that we don’t have that one day off, then common sense would say to add on another day to either the beginning or end of the school year.

I’m sure much of the student body would much rather have another day at the beginning or end of the year so that they may celebrate this important holiday with their family at home.

This is a Christian university yet we can’t even celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ with our loved ones.

Maybe the best way to solve this would be to have a student body vote. Students on this campus have made their presence known time and time again. It’s time we exercise that right again.
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