Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Toning it down for spring break

Toning it down for spring break: "Toning it down for spring break
C.W. Nevius
Tuesday, March 14, 2006

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Instead of careening around the streets of, say, Cancun, in a booze-fueled spring break haze, a growing number of college students are opting for low-key vacations, and some of them -- are you ready for this? -- are spending the week volunteering for good causes.
Call it girls gone mild.
Take Erin Cooper, a third-year student at UC Berkeley. She's going to the party-hearty hotbed of Tijuana. And listen to the wacky stuff she's got planned.
She wants to help improve conditions for border patrols, raise awareness of domestic violence within Mexico and, just for kicks, help out in organizing labor unions among migrant workers.
Some of her classmates are going to New Orleans to join in the cleanup. Still others are headed to Mexico to lend a hand in impoverished communities. "

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