Fresh Perspectives

As the year comes to an end, our professors are still piling the homework high to get everything on the syllabus completed before finals.That’s right, I said finals. They are right around the corner. I’m already studying for them! Finals are horrible. Most of mine last semester where extremely long tests. That’s not even the worst part. It’s that the final exam schedule could have someone taking four tests in one day, or in my case, three finals at 8 a.m.

I can’t remember the last time I woke up at 8 a.m. I think that early exams suck because you can’t study before the exam and you have to wake up really early. You’re either really tired or didn’t have enough time to eat breakfast, two things that are not good for test taking. It’s not like finals aren’t worth that much either, so if you’re having a bad day and you bomb the test your other grades will balance it out. No, finals are worth a huge percentage of your grade, which just adds on to the pressure of that one single test. But just think, as soon as finals are over everyone can pack up and head home for the summer.

On a lighter note in my last article I talked about registering for classes a nice topic to get away from the thought of finals. I guess writing intensive touchstones is a popular class for sophomores, it was nearly impossible to get into. The professors even said they had waiting lists. Other than that it seemed a lot easier to get into the classes I wanted to take next year then my first year as a freshman.

A few days ago while at lunch with my friend and a few juniors, they began talking about the upcoming summer. They then proceed to tell all of the freshman at the table this, “More so then high school, friends you meet in college will be life-long friends, that you will hopefully want to keep in touch with forever.” After I left lunch I couldn’t stop thinking about what they had said. It’s crazy how two of my best friends I met only this year, my roommate Emma Rose and the other Megan Harris. How could I trust two people so much with all my secrets, travel to each other’s home towns, and go home with each other over vacations when I knew them for such a short time. I then realized I had met two amazing girls that I hope I stay in touch with for the rest of my life. College is when we are growing up, changing and finding friends outside of our high school cliques. People who you have a lot in common with, get along with really well, and people you just like being around not people who are forced upon you be social classes in your hometown.

So this is my last freshman perspective article. It’s sad to think about how I won’t be writing this column and how I won’t be a freshman anymore, but a sophomore. It’s even harder to think about how much harder the classes are the more you advance in grades. I’m definitely going to have to work my butt of next year, but at least I’ll have my three best friends by my side.

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