Being in college can be truly difficult. I suppose that’s why they don’t just hand out diplomas. There is so much to learn and so little time in order to do so. And if that’s not enough, there are deadlines and grades on top of that.
College is notorious for making or breaking the young minds that dare to enter secondary education. This is a big stressor that college students face and when you throw athletics into the mix, it seems like you’re just asking for a psychotic break down.
You’re up all night doing homework, but you get sidetracked by the newest Vine videos; next thing you know, you’ve wasted two hours scrolling through 5 second videos that have nothing to do with the Macroeconomic test you have in the morning.
Reflecting upon a solid 6 weeks of off-campus living, I feel (at least partially) qualified to discuss the pros and cons of the situation. In case you are considering moving off campus at semester, next year, or are just curious, here’s my take on the situation.
I live in Brown hall and at first I didn’t believe the saying that it was the party hall until I realized that the nightlife is pretty much the same as the day. There are still people showering roaming round the halls and playing games late into the night.
In the last several years, video gamers have had one question that has yet to be answered. Which game system is better, the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox 720? Both systems should be released to the public late this year.
It's almost the end of the semester. I don't know about you, but I'm struggling. The weather is finally starting to warm up, the days are getting longer, and my drive to do school work is declining. Summer is rapidly approaching, and I am ecstatic. But the semester is not over. There are still papers due, weekly assignments and, of course, finals.
There should be more emphasis on respect in college
Respect. It can mean a lot of different things. A lack of it can affect people in different ways. Unfortunately, I see a lack of respect in a lot of different ways. From how we act in class, to what goes on in the dorms, to the way men treat women (and sometimes the way women treat men).
I've always wondered what would happen if aliens visited Earth. As much as many of us would like to think they would be impressed, I don't think so. Between our usage of the internet, our day-to-day activities and our treatment of others, I think they would choose to come back in another light-year or so.
Is attending every class important for your success in college? Maybe. Maybe not. But there are consequences to every decision you make, not only here in college but also in the “real world” that is waiting for us on the other side of graduation.
Thanks to a sports communication class I am taking this semester I realized how scant the coverage of women sports is in mass media. It is true that women have gained plenty of space in several different environments in the United States. However, when we refer to this topic, it is a different reality.
It's OK to be open about some things. It's OK to feel like you can trust some people. It's OK to like to share parts of your life with friends. But it is NOT OK to basically tell the whole class your life story.
Taking chances. We're often told to take chances because it might change our lives or it might make us see something differently. But how many of us actually do it? All too often, we become comfortable with where we are in life, and we don't want to lose that.
I feel more confused than ever. Last Tuesday, the presidential election may have provided some of the most discouraging, underlying truths about our country that seemed almost nonexistent four years prior. I am a 21-year-old senior student-athlete, with a love for sports journalism and a knack for fashion.
Everyone knows that our college age demographic statistically does not show up to the polls as much as they should. I was very pleased this year to see so many students getting involved in the election and voicing their opinion. Hopefully, they voiced their opinion by voting, for most, probably the first time.
I have yet to give in and get a Twitter account, but a majority of my friends have one and I hear a lot about this social media tidal wave. Twitter has taken over cell phone notifications from millions of people around the globe, and to me a lot of it is unnecessary banter.
As long as I can remember my parents keeping up with the presidential elections, I have always had an opinion. I grew up around and loved politics, even taking the time to respectfully challenge my high school teachers’ expressed views. All of these things considered, I’m intrigued by the fact that my first presidential election also happened to be the first election in which I disliked both candidates.
Many of us are looking forward to spring break. This is normal. We want to spend some time out of school, maybe get away from our roommates, see our families, have some fun. We’re probably also looking forward to warmer weather. The problem with this is that spring break sometimes isn’t either.