Inna Samson and Unice Kang, BBA Design and Management, 16

Inna Samson and Unice Kang, BBA Design and Management, 16

Kang: “I’m doing an internship at Motivate Design, a user experience firm in New York. My friends are coming to visit me, too; we’re going to do some restaurant hopping.” Samson: “I’m going back to the Philippines, where I’m from, to see my sister graduate from high school. Then, she, my mother, and I are traveling to Japan. We’re going to eat—a lot.”

Taylor Drake, Product Design ‘15 and Environmental Studies ‘16

Taylor Drake, Product Design ‘15 and Environmental Studies ‘16

“I’m going back to the Bay Area, where I grew up, to do some informational interviews with environmental design firms, and to work on my thesis. I’m going to garden with my cat, Hank.”

Taj Sapp, Voice ‘16

Taj Sapp, Voice ‘16

"I'll be preparing for my senior recital. I'm a vocalist, and I'll be singing some original stuff, and some arrangements. I don't want to give too much away!"

Haya Alghanim, Politics and Film Production ‘16

Haya Alghanim, Politics and Film Production ‘16

“I was going to go to London, but I really need to finish my thesis. I realized I can’t afford to take a trip when I have to budget for my film. I’m not going to have much down time, either. I’ve been procrastinating, so I’m going to need one full week, where I don’t have to meet for classes, to work. So much for spring break!”

Kendario Crigler, Philosophy ‘17

Kendario Crigler, Philosophy ‘17

“My classmates and I are going to do a project on Ellis Island, turning abandoned houses into a museum to commemorate refugees coming to the United States. It’s going to open in July.”

Julia Rachiele, GPIA ‘19

Julia Rachiele, GPIA ‘19

"I'll be staying in New York because I work full time. I'm the executive assistant to the VP of Carpenters Union. Still, it'll be nice to not have classes."

Cong Bi, Piano ‘19

Cong Bi, Piano ‘19

"I'm going to be practicing, I think, everyday. That's pretty much every musician's routine. I'm practicing Rachmaninoff's 3rd Concerto and Paganini at the moment."

New Schoolers, What Are Your Plans for Spring Break?

Spring break is upon us, conjuring up images of college students partying at tropical, sun-dappled locales. But for many New School students, spring break is no time for relaxation—it’s a time for work.

We asked students from across The New School what they’re doing for spring break; the answers we got ranged from working on finals and theses to putting the finishing touches on big projects to starting an internship. Such is life for a student at one of the most rigorous, project-intensive universities in the country.

Check out these New Schoolers’ plans for spring break.