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Saturday May 28th

Pit Talk

Man on the street: What are you doing for fall break?

Fall break is finally here and we could not be more excited.

Despite the Debbie Downers who say that fall break is pointless, I couldn’t disagree more.

Being caught up in midterms can be overwhelming — I’ve found myself running back between Davis and the UL endlessly. However, now that the wave of exams is over (for a few days, at least), I’ll gladly be spending my time binge-watching Pretty Little Liars and catching up on that oh-so-needed sleep.


Will Knauth

Year: Second-year graduate student

Major: School of library and information science

What are your plans for fall break?

I’ll probably go home (to Charlotte), maybe for the weekend. I haven’t thought too much about it yet.

What is a home cooked meal you are most looking forward to having for fall break?

Grilling, because I don’t have a grill where I live here.


Brandon Friedman

Year: Sophomore

Major: Biology

Where are you going for fall break?

I’m going to Connecticut to see my (extended) family. My immediate family live in Thailand, and my extended family live up in Connecticut — I haven’t seen them in over a year. Most of my time will probably be spent watching football with my grandfather. Other than that, I might go hiking otherwise but there are pretty much only old people around.


Trevor Chin

Year: First-year

Major: Biomedical engineering

What are you doing over break?

I’m going home to meet up with some friends who are also on break.

What is one thing you won’t miss about UNC over break?

Definitely the walking.


Ushma Vaidya (right)

Year: Sophomore

Major: Biology

Minors: Chemistry and Asian Studies

Maadhurya Duvvuri (left)

Year: Sophomore

Major: Biology

How are you spending fall break?

Ushma: I’ll just be home chilling (in Greenville). It’ll be nice to have a break from class.

Maadhurya: Same, but I’m going home to Cary.

What’s on your fall break playlist?

Ushma: Anything by the Weeknd.

Maadhurya: Taylor Swift.


TLDR; most people are going home, to see family and to see hometown friends. So, don’t feel like you’re catching FOMO and enjoy the calm before the storm. 

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