Tales of Spring Break Past

Ferris students share stories, good and bad, of past spring break adventures

by Published: Mar 14, 2012

John Purdy
Junior, health care sys­tems admin­is­tra­tion
I chased Mexican rac­coons in Mexico once. They looked like lemurs with long noses and big fluffy striped tails. We fed them choco­lates from the bal­cony. We called it Lemur Nation.

Chris Schaub
Senior, nurs­ing
So, there we were at Harpoon Harry’s in Panama City; my friend was walk­ing around with this big chick. I’m at the bar get­ting shots. My friend and this girl walk back and my friend had lip­stick marks all over his face. My friend goes to intro­duce the girl to all of us, and we’re all in shock that he would even talk to a girl this fat. My friend has a pitcher of Long Island, drink­ing away, happy as hell. My other friend takes his beer and drops it down her shirt and tells her she’s fat and ugly. My friend freaks out, the bouncer sees this, hands-cuffs him with zip ties and drags him out of the bar, and the fat girl ran out after him.

Cody Colwell
Senior, social work
During spring break my senior year of high school I went to Nashville and went to a Predators game. I paid $5 for a crappy seat, then went down and sat on the glass in the front row.
During another spring break, a group of friends and I drove down to Florida. On the way down, we had three peo­ple in each car (two cars). We used walkie-talkies the whole way down to com­mu­ni­cate with each other.

Friend’s “actual” ver­sion (who wishes to remain anony­mous):
We were at Harpoon Harry’s to meet up with the guys. I am drink­ing a pitcher of Long Island. What really hap­pened was the girl went to spit at the bar­tender and hit me instead, so I freaked out. I got zip tied and the bouncer drew all over my arms with per­ma­nent marker so I couldn’t get into any other bars for the rest of the night. I got cut out of the zip ties, ran into a Taco Bell, and got kicked out because appar­ently you can’t drink in Taco Bell.