Plans for Spring


Regan Walker, Senior Staff Writer

Well Leonardtown, it is that time of the year once again. It is springtime. That’s right: the flowers are going to be blooming, the april showers are going to pour down and the Easter Bunny is coming to town. Even tax day is here. A lot of you Raiders are trying to think about what you are doing to celebrate Spring. If you have no ideas beyond entering a vegetative state in front of your television, here are a few things you can do to commemorate Spring.

Plan a vacation. The changing of the seasons is a reminder of the passing of time. In all the hustle and busy of school and jobs and family, begging your parents for a vacation, even to a neighboring state, is a must. You can go alone, with family or your closest friends for some needed stress relief.

Catch up on a good book. Now, I’m know that reading is not everyone’s idea of fun. But, it should be. Honestly, it’s just TV in your head. Sit down and get lost in an adventure through time, a thriller, a romance, a drama, etc, etc. Reading a good book can be a fun way to learn and to discover.

Clean up your house. Spring Cleaning, it’s a thing. A messy house is a reflection of a messy mind. For your own sanity, clean. That means reorganizing your room and getting at all of the dust collecting in those hard-to-reach places. The annual cleanout is a fun and is a learning experience. Learn to clean, you’ll have to do it on your own once you are out of your parent’s house anyway.

Give back to your community. Donate food, clothes, and toys to charity. It is important that we give back to those who are in need from the homeless, to veterans, to families struggling to get back on their feet.

Spring is an opportunity to do the things you have been neglecting, whether it be caring for your sanity or helping those around you. Regardless of what you do to celebrate the new season, make sure that it is fun and that it is a learning experience. Make good choices for the rest of your high school experience and your life.