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Student Blogs | Suwanna Vatananan

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Most people say that winter quarter is the hardest quarter of the year — and they're right! Thankfully, the quarter is almost over and it went by pretty fast. It being my third year of college makes it even more difficult. Although I have lost a lot of sleep and studied more than I ever wanted to, I am really appreciative of the friends that I have made here. It's definitely hard to believe that I've been here for three years and there's only one more year until I'm out of here.

Upper division classes are killer, especially the communication ones. This week is dead week, which is going to consist a lot of making the study guide for my intercultural communication and small group communication classes. The Campus Chronicle is also working on producing the last issue of the quarter, so it's a hectic time of the quarter for everyone.

Amidst all the chaos, my friends and I have tried to find the fun in the smallest things that are happening on and off campus. SA and other clubs here do a great job of making sure there is something for students to do or be entertained by. For example, the talent show was a great diversion from the usual Saturday night studying I'm used to. Also, I must admit that we go off campus, and we go often. There are so many good eats in the Napa Valley! It's a great excuse to get off the hill, be with your friends, and eat amazing food at the same time.

I may complain about the workload a lot, but I know that it's going to be gone soon — before I know it. I've learned so much about myself these past three years and I know that being here at PUC will only help me learn more. I love this place. Everyone I've met and everything I've experienced along the way has been and always will be a great influence in my life.

Suwanna Vatananan
Junior, Communication with PR emphasis