It’s midterms season once again and some of you may be wondering how you’re going to fit all of this studying in on top of all of the papers and reading and problem sets you have to do. It just might be time to rethink the whole study group concept and reconfigure it so it can help reduce you’re workload and stress, not add to it.
I had an outstanding warrant on this one until a couple of years ago. Where most 12-year-olds could swallow whole capsules without even a cup of water, I had to buy the liquid Tylenol, the sole market of which is supposed to be the senior citizen crowd. I used Dimetapp well into my college years, and if I ever had to travel to a country that required taking malaria pills, I’d have to break up the pills in water or juice and then consume it.
Finals are finally almost over! After what’s always a long and painful couple of weeks, all of that stress and panic will finally be done and over with…at least until next semester. The sentiment after completing your penultimate final generally can be summed up with this phrase, “Get me the hell out of here.” But, before you make a beeline to the train station, make sure to take care of these items before you leave campus. Otherwise, you will find that things got weird while you were away for 5 weeks.
Yes, moving back in with your parents for the summer can be a very difficult adjustment. Although it may not be easy, there are a few simple ways to attain a positive, or at least civil, relationship with your parents. The key is to show them that you are responsible and mature, or at least more mature than you were in high school. If you can interact with your parents in a somewhat calm and adult manner (or at least without storming out of the house, or giving them the silent treatment) you will definitely benefit in the long run.
“I find I’m so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it’s the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain.” – Red, “The Shawshank Redemption” (The following diary takes creative license in formulating [...]