The end of "college"
life is finally near
Stuff & Things
Campus Life Editor
Well it's finally here. At some points during
this long and blurry trip I often thought I would never make
it to the end. But alas, I'm still here and will soon be bestowed
next spring (if all goes to plan) with that piece of paper that
cost me countless dollars, sleepless nights and coffee overdoses.
I look back at my last three years at Western
and sigh with relief because I believe despite spending immeasurable
amounts of time either toiling away at a student newspaper or
writing long winded, often B.S. filled essays - I've made the
best of it.
However, hindsight is 20/20 and I do admit
there are a few things that if given the opportunity I would
have done a little differently. So, while I still have a full
year ahead of me before I leave this campus, some words of advice
are still in order.
1. Party, party, party.
Yes, we all know we're here to go to school. And yes, we are
all on tight student budgets. But hey - you only get to do this
once so get out there and do it. Whether it's taking a weekend
road trip, going to see a concert or just a night out in the
local watering holes, don't shy away from a good time. In retrospect,
I think I could have spent more time away from the books.
2. Keep in touch. Unfortunately
for me, many of the friends I made in first year are no longer
here, and sadly enough, I hardly get a chance to talk to any
of them. I've been known to be terrible at keeping in contact
with people - I blame my grueling schedule (In truth, I think
most of it is laziness, but we won't tell anyone.)
3. Be active. I admit, I
haven't been the queen of physical fitness since I've gone to
university - but I'm working on it. You may think there's not
enough hours in the day to fit in a workout, but trust me, it's
worth it. Not only will you sleep better at night, but you'll
get rid of a lot of stress. And who needs stress anyways?
4. Find an extracurricular activity.
It's all about time management kids. From academic to social
clubs, find one that interests you and sign up. If you find
something you love, it will keep you from tearing out all your
hair when your essays are late and exams are coming up.
5. Take a vacation. Frankly,
I figure if you make the best of your years at Western you're
going to need a vacation. Even if you spend some time mooching
off the parents and doing nothing else, it's good to get away
to recharge for another year of deadlines and debauchery.
All I can say is it's been one hell of a
ride and I'm glad it's almost over.