Student “Really missing Cabo right about now :( ”
With the arrival of spring quarter comes a fresh start. Rested from a week unburdened with studying, meetings, or exams, we can all move into the new term with a positive, refreshed attitude.
Tragically, one student hasn’t had such an upbeat week. This student spent spring break at a resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico—and her arrival back on Northwestern campus was one she could only describe, teary-eyed, as a “rude awakening.”
“It’s hard, you know? Spending a whole week in literal paradise…and then all of a sudden having to start class again?” said Carly Horton, a Weinberg sophomore, in a private interview with Sherman Ave. “No bueno, amigo!”
When Horton says Mexico is literal paradise, it’s hard not to believe her. With an infinity pool, gourmet buffet, and even snorkeling excursions, the Grand Fiesta Americana Resort in Cabo gave Feldman and friends a much-deserved reward for their academic struggles during winter quarter.
From Horton’s countless adventures in Cabo, one sticks out to her: “We’d been on the beach for probably twelve hours. Then, we see this man wheeling an ice cream cart, dripping sweat, serving all the beachgoers...and his daughter was with him. She was so adorable,” Horton gushed. “That’s when I realized how beautiful and human Mexico really is.”
But what Carly didn’t see included in the vacation package was how much she would miss Cabo.
“I mean, everyone knows Cabo is made for vacation, but the thing no one wants to talk about? The adversity you face coming back to school so suddenly,” confessed Horton through teary-eyes. “It’s a real problem.”
Now, Carly and her friends feel like fish, thrown out of Cabo’s beautiful blue oceans. One friend, Horton tells, went to Searle and asked for a seaweed wrap and deep tissue massage in attempt to recreate the conditions in Mexico. “And the nurse was actually really rude and insensitive about it,” Horton reported on behalf of her friend.
In spite of this week’s hardships, Horton is determined to put a positive spin on this upsetting issue. Using the hashtags “#takemeback” and “#springbreakforever,” she and her friends are spreading awareness about “Post-Cabo Depression.” They also plan to open a pop-up Cabo shop on the Lakefill, creating a safe, humid environment complete with a sandbox, bottled water from the resort, and authentic Mexican cuisine from Mark Bayless’ Frontera Fresco.