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A TCU student reaches for a Celsius from a vending machine- a refreshing boost amidst a hectic day of lectures and exams. (Kelsey Finley/Staff Writer)
The caffeine buzz is a college student's drug
By Kelsey Finley, Staff Writer
Published Apr 18, 2024
College students seem to have a reliance on caffeine to get them through lectures and late night study sessions, but there are healthier alternatives to power through the day.

    Freezing weather won’t stop the rec from heating up

    Freezing weather wont stop the rec from heating up

    The TCU University Recreation Center staff is busy while students work toward their spring break bodies.

    “Rec traffic usually picks up after New Years, then dies down, then picks up for spring break, then dies back down and picks up again right before finals. It comes in fluctuations,” said senior staff member Michelle Fleming.

    Rachel Jones, a front desk staff member, said the staff is not prepared for the increased traffic.

    “If someone needs something and one person has to leave the desk, it makes it hard on the person who stays at the desk since some tasks take longer than others,” Jones said.

    The crowd is an issue for regular gym goers as well.

    Blake Randall, who works out regularly at the rec, thinks the spring break crowd is unrealistic.

    “If you’re going to go for [the spring break body], then start way ahead of time and follow through rather than crash exercising two weeks beforehand,” Randall said.

    University Recreation Center physical trainer Henry Aleck said he agrees with Randall.

    “The idea of crash exercising for a spring break body is unrealistic,” Aleck said. “Exercise should be a consistent part of a person’s lifestyle.”

    Student Kathryn Giles has been working out in preparation for spring break.

    “A fit body is good year round, but spring break serves as a solid deadline to get in shape,” Giles said.

    “The cardio deck and weight room are the most crowded they’ve been all year. Until spring break ends, the rec will probably be full during most open hours,” Jones said.