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Keep calm, finish strong

November 17, 2017

The first semester of my freshman year is coming to a close, and I honestly couldn’t be more ready. Between the subtle chaos of move-in day, the excitement of Freshmen Walk Out, and our first sporting events, the first few weeks chalked up to an emotional rollercoaster for many students from the Class of 2021. Fast-forward to today, just a few weeks short of finals where some freshman are close to calling themselves pros.

With a few years of experience, senior Izy Todd says that she is ready for the semester to be over, but Todd said, with a smirk, that she “doesn’t want to leave college yet.” Unlike Todd, sophomore Rachel Sitko says, “I am not ready to finish this semester because everything is starting to pile up at this time of year.” The campus is expressing mixed eelings about the semester coming to a close, but we all need to keep in mind that change is good. Besides, next semester is a fresh start.

Coming quicker than we know it—jetting right in the middle of the Monmouth College basketball season—Todd, the shooting guard for the women’s team, says that she is trying to get ahead of her classes and studies to bypass the chaos of finals. Many have already started to ask peers about upcoming exams in specific courses as well as the best ways to study. However, a whole bunch of us are struggling to keep their eyes on the prize; “the only thing keeping me calm right now is Thanksgiving break at the moment,” Sitko exclaimed.

We all need to work together to get these last few weeks over with. Whether it be to keep busy with a sport like Todd, a job like Sitko, or Greek Life like myself, keep your heads up, Scots! You got this!

Shyanne Sheehan
Contributing Writer

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