Could Hurricane Matthew ruin your holiday plans?


   By Introduction to Journalism staff reporters

Students say they plan to visit amusement parks and spend time with family and friends despite impending Hurricane Matthew, while others will spend the two-day break from classes, Oct. 11 and 12 completing unfinished school work, working at their jobs or catching up on sleep.

“We chose to go to Six Flags Great Adventure’s Fright Fest  Oct. 11  in New Jersey because it is the only time we have a break from classes, and we wanted to go before Halloween,” said nursing major Danielle Goldstein, who is attending the event with three friends.

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A family trip to Disneyworld in Orlando, Fl., is on Autumn Lackenbacher’s agenda,  but the nursing major said she is hoping her family’s plans won’t be altered by Hurricane Matthew, scheduled to hit the eastern Florida coast tonight.

“It shows the Hurricane to be out of Florida by Friday, so I’m good,”  Lackenbacher said.

Journalism major Richard Olson is hoping he and his girlfriend can take in the remnants of the storm while on a trip with his family to Ocean City, Md.

“We have been planning this trip, and it could be interesting to watch the storm from that location,” he said.

The majority of students surveyed said they were staying close to home to finish homework, and log more hours on the job.

“On that Tuesday,  I will be finishing my broadcast class homework, which requires three papers for each class. I would like to get the homework done first, and then I plan to do my home chores,” said journalism major Quishiana Aguilar

Classes are being dismissed at the College on Tuesday Oct. 11 for a College-wide professional development day for faculty and staff, followed by Yom Kippur, a Jewish holiday on Oct. 12.

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