The end of the year is near and so is winter break! While you’re probably worn out from final exams, projects, and papers, make sure to take some time to relax and enjoy the last few weeks of 2014!
1. Celebrate National Brownie Day (Dec. 8).
Not that we needed an excuse to eat chocolate on a Monday, but December 8th is National Brownie Day. Take a break from all your studying and bake some brownies, then eat up as you get back to your books.
2. Spread the word on Human Rights Day (Dec. 10).
In 1950, the UN General Assembly made December 10 Human Rights Day, to acknowledge global human rights as a goal we should all work toward. Show your support for human rights on this day by using the hashtag #rights365 or follow @UNrightswire on Twitter.
3. Shake it off on Taylor Swift’s Birthday (Dec. 13).
We know you secretly love “Blank Space,” so no need to hide it on this day. Some of us in the Office of Student Life think T-Swift makes the best music for releasing stress. Chill out after finals and jam to her new album.
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4. Celebrate Hanukkah (Dec. 16-24)…
This year, it begins on December 16. Whether you celebrate with family or friends, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday.
5. Enjoy time with loved ones on Christmas Day (Dec. 25).
Whether your day will be full of the madness of unwrapping gifts, or you’ll be relaxing at home by a fire, enjoy this time off and have a cookie (or two).
6. See a movie.
Into the Woods opens on Christmas day, but there are plenty of movies out this month. Other options include: Wild (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2305051/?ref_=hm_otw_t2), Annie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1823664/?ref_=cs_ov_tt), and Unbroken (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1809398/?ref_=cs_ov_tt). Grab a friend and see a matinee!
7. Go ice skating.
Though Campus Martius is great, you can always go skating indoors if this cold weather is not for you. Most skating rinks do not charge much for entrance, and you’ll even get a great workout in.
8. Celebrate on New Year’s Eve (until Dec. 31).
Go see the Wayne County Lightfest on Hines Drive any day this month until December 31st! The cost is $5.00 per car. http://www.waynecounty.com/events/2731.htm
9. Celebrate on New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31).
According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2015 is the year of the sheep, which symbolizes peace, harmony, and tranquility in the year to come. Approach the year with a positive attitude and prepare for a fresh start.