Me? A procrastinator? Okay, maybe the reoccurring description of yours truly was correct back in high school.
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I live in such a fantasy world - one that includes a dream of living in a house made of candy, money trees and the Lions winning the Super Bowl this year.
The city of Allendale, more specifically Grand Valley State University, is completely surrounded by farmland.
Politics: the word intimidates me. Not because I’m incapable of having an opinion or because I’m one of the most indecisive people you will ever meet, but because it is surrounded by argument and controversy. The loss of jobs, the oil spill, the war in Iraq - all of it is wrapped in a muddled state of confusion simply because there are people yelling at each other on TV about it. Blue or red, elephant or donkey, republican or democrat, there always seems to be something to fight about.
I was having such a good day. Smiling as I strolled along, there was literally a skip in my step. I was happy to enter the classroom, looking around at my fellow classmates, curiously wondering what knowledge we would soak in during today’s lecture.
I was getting tired of the repetitive question to which I was giving a consistent answer: “actually, I’m going in blind with three roommates for next year.”
Dear life, Why me? Why now? Just...why? I’d rather have lemons right now. No, school isn’t all too difficult, but there’s so much pressure to pick a major.
Statuses? Stati? What’s the plural of status? Whatever the case, political opinions are spilling over onto Facebook, infiltrating News Feeds and walls alike.
I’ve never craved home-cooked meals more.
Including today, there are 17 days until the first Saturday of Winter Break, 27 days until Christmas, 33 days until New Years, 150 days until the end of the winter semester and two days until the weekend.
That moment when the lights are about to go on, the audience cheers and the music starts is like no other.
There are too many clichés in the world today. I distinctly remember a speech that I had heard back in fifth grade.
Sydney White, Accepted, Mona Lisa Smile, 21, The House Bunny: it is time to step up and admit that college was not everything you thought it would be.
Life and choices go hand in hand, every month, every day, every minute. The two nouns have become so closely related that they can even be put together to make up what some people might describe to be their worst nightmare: life choices.
Quirks are wonderfully entertaining. These routines that continue on, frequently along with an unaware individual, are hard to be rid of.
Temporary fixes are just that: temporary. We look around at the chaos and the logical thing to do is attempt to “stop the bleeding.” The object is to get a clear vantage point, to see what it is that is actually happening. We make a botched attempt to fix things for that moment in order to gain more time to figure out the game plan.
You would think that in coming to college, the over $10,000 a year going toward our education would at least get us a few perks.
Avoiding the deprivations of winter much like most of us avoid eye-contact with anyone speaking at people while holding a bible, bears must have known exactly what they were doing when they first decided to peace out for a good, long six months.
Apparently someone was stabbed back in September at Robinson. Apparently. See, my source is anything but reliable, and after calling the Allendale Campus Dispatch to ask about both this mysterious shanking and the sirens that had been going off all day, I was told that the first incident probably didn’t happen, and even if it did, “I cannot give you that information at this time.” As for the cause of the sirens, I “cannot get that information at this time.” Feeling like a master of trickery, I asked my criminal justice teacher if she knew anything about a stabbing, or why police cars were speeding around in every which way near the Lake buildings.
Seeing as midterms are upon us and spring break is in the very near future, I felt it was necessary to look back at the past year along with our accomplishments.
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