Students spring into break


The staff polled 100 DBHS students on what their spring break plans consist of.

Stuart Kusdono and Noor Naji


From visiting an albino redwood tree to watching the critically acclaimed “Hamilton,” both Diamond Bar High School teachers and students plan on enjoying the upcoming Spring break after months of rigorous work.

Heading out to Big Sur with her  friend,  Spanish teacher Katie Swetnam plans on camping, except with one  catch—there will be no cellphones.

“We’re planning on disconnecting, we’re going to bring books, go off the grid for a little bit—just be in nature,” Swetnam said.

During her trip, Swetnam plans on exploring the redwood forest, which contains a rare albino tree.

For AP US History teacher Lindsey Arnold, witnessing cherry blossoms blooming in Japan will be quite the romantic experience.

“My fingers are crossed that the [blossoms] will happen while I’m there because the blossoms only bloom for a week-long period,” Arnold said.

The trip will also bring Arnold closer to her life goal of visiting all continents.

“I’m really looking forward to experiencing the culture in Japan, trying all the food and seeing all the architecture,” Arnold said.

Meanwhile, junior Alan Chang, along with the entire wind assemble, plans on visiting New York as he prepares to compete at the prestigious Carnegie Hall.

In addition, during his stay at New York, Chang hopes to watch the Broadway musical “Hamilton,” which will be held conveniently next to the place he will stay at.

“To actually see the musical live will be an amazing and exciting experience,” Chang said.

Freshman Danny Mansour plans to visit his relatives in Zahle, Lebanon with his father and cousin.

“I am definitely looking forward to seeing the culture and the different people of Lebanon since the country has a rich and extensive history,” Mansour said.

On the other hand, 12 DBHS French students plan to visit France with French teacher Anthony Tietz. For the annual trip, Tietz has planned on eating at a restaurant in which diners are seated in the dark and served by visually impaired waiters and waitresses.

“I hope being in darkness brings out unexpected things in the people that are there.” Tietz said.

The staff polled 100 DBHS students on what their spring break plans consist of.