Posted on October 1, 2010 at 4:20 pm
Well, we’re back.
The initial elation has worn off and now students across campus are seen with grim expressions, wading knee-deep through a sea of assignments. I’ve got some fantastic English and communication classes to keep me occupied. The school newspaper Campus Chronicle is up and running, and the first issue came off the print today. It’s a great thing to be a part of, and copyediting fulfills some deep need for me to neurotically critique everything I can get my hands on. In other news, the men’s soccer team and the women’s volleyball team played their second games this week. As an oblivious book nerd, I wouldn’t know that much, but my bathmate has been getting up at 5 in the morning for volleyball practice and has thus been keeping me informed.
As little as I like it, I can now admit that high school was one very large opportunity to be lazy and still look smart. College is something else entirely. I finally have to push myself. My days work something like this: wake (too early), eat (a nutritious breakfast of nothing), frantically finish whatever assignment I fell asleep completing last night (ironically, this assignment is usually for my first class), race to that first class (no, really, I run), arrive late (this is typical), pant and wince apologetically at the teacher (sorry, Professor Kakazu), and then the day is an alternation between class, study, class, eat, and then study some more. Sleep, wake, and repeat.
And the craziest part of all that? I like it. I like the frantic and the frustrated and the slightly overwhelmed. I like this challenge that college brings, and I like how I also know that even if I mess up, miss class, forget to write a paper, or sleep until noon, all those people at PUC that care about me, students and teachers alike, will pick me up and help me start moving in the right direction again. So college, I’ll take whatever you can throw my way. I’m as ready as I’ll ever be.
Here’s to a slightly crazy, impossibly wonderful new year at PUC.
Sophomore Communication/British Literature Major
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