Avoid sin of sloth over fall break

Our first semester mirage will soon morph into our first semester miracle.

Oct. 12 – one of the dates all students circled on their calendars at the end of August – has nearly arrived, and it seems almost too good to be true.

In less than a week’s time, fall break will leave Gannon’s campus nearly empty once again.

We, at The Knight, encourage everyone to enjoy it. You’ve probably earned it.

However, we also advise everyone to be wary of the temptation to slack off either before or during break.

And if you haven’t been tempted yet, just wait. Study guides will become harder to read, time in the library will move more slowly and midterms will seem not nearly as important as they were one week ago.

But, persevere, especially before break, or else you’ll be greeted at home by a belt instead of a bear hug after your parents see your grades.

If the lazy bug doesn’t get you before break, it certainly will try during the week off.

Whether in Erie or halfway across the country, a room in Palumbo cramped full of students seems a million miles away when you’re lying on the couch in a Snuggie.

Make sure to take some time out of your day, not eight or 10 hours like you’re accustomed to, and review some notes, work ahead or even read a book for pleasure.

It’ll keep your mind sharp and make you less prone to the holy-crap-break-is-over-and-I-have-homework-due-next-class feeling the Sunday everyone comes back to campus.

Sloth is one of the seven deadly sins, ya know.

We’re no workhorses ourselves; we recognize there’s a need for play and work.

We’re just suggesting that when you do partake in laziness, you do so sensibly and in moderation.