The absence list page allows you to generate a list of students away because of absences and trips. Choose a date from the dropdown box and click the "Go!" button to see absences for that day.
Clicking the "Day students" link will show missing day students for the date you have selected. Likewise, the library prep and rehab lists show only those types of absences.
For events (also known as trips), you can click on the Reason to display more details about the event.