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As the end of the year comes to a close, students rejoice upon the thought of the extended holidays during Winter Break. Winter Break is considered the second longest vacation students get from school other than Summer Vacation. For the 2014-2015 scholastic year, the prolonged holiday starts on December the 18th. Moreover, students will have around three weeks to relax, celebrate with family and friends, and unwind in time for January 11th, when school resumes. When facing what to do during the break, students have three main options. First off, one can travel internationally, most probably to Europe or the Middle East, due to their relative proximity to Egypt. On the other hand, one may prefer to enjoy the warmer weather while travelling internally. Popular vacation spots amongst AISE students and their families include, but are not limited to; seasonal towns harboring the Red Sea as well as camping throughout the vast desert. Lastly, one may prefer to stay in the glorious city of Cairo for the holidays to spend some quality time with the family. In addition, one can probably cram a few study sessions in time for upcoming midterms and the January SAT test. If there’s one thing for sure, all students are dreadfully hoping teachers won’t assign any work over the break. Most importantly, we should take this time to appreciate our families and all that we have to be thankful for, being such privileged individuals. Stay safe and enjoy the free time while it lasts!

By: Alan Deuvletian