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Should I drop out?

Through the semester, many students question what they’re doing at college in the first place. Some are there simply because they didn’t feel that they had a choice. Throughout my personal school career, it was always hammered into my skull that right after high school, I’d have to go to college, and then I could get a job. For some reason, I was made to believe that without a college education, I was basically a bum; I’d go nowhere in life and be stuck with a telemarketing career.

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“Through the semester, many students question what they’re doing at college in the first place.”

Although, college isn’t advertised the same way to every student, it makes you think. We are in fact allowed to question whether or not college is right for each of us, and our interests. We don’t have to just throw ourselves into it immediately, just because it seems to be the next logical course of action.

If the topic of “taking a year off” is ever brought up, people pounce. “If you take a whole year off, there’s no way you will go back to school,” some declare. It seems a bit unfair that you’ve been in school twelve or so years and then are looked down upon if you need a break. Whether it’s because of a financial reason or just needing time to adjust to new responsibilities, taking a year off isn’t going to hurt when you really need it.

 

Being in the same grade as your peers is also a motivator to keep taking courses at a certain rate, which are usually about five classes per semester. However, it may not always be best for you. Everyone has their own limit to how much they can multitask. If you need to only take three classes at a time, in order for you to get the A’s you want, fine. What’s the worst thing that could happen? Do what’s right for you!

The point is, do what’s best for you and your sanity. If you do some research your future career, find out every thing you can about it. In the end, if you find that you don’t need a degree to get this job and you hate school with a passion, then drop out. Don’t make yourself miserable just to please others. Find out how you can best serve you.

[Quiz] Have you kept your sanity?

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“I shook the computer because “color” is spelled wrong.”

 

What did you do when…

  1. …you found out you couldn’t use the new gym at RU until the Spring Semester?
  • a.) I punched a hole in the wall.
  • b.) I shrugged and went back to playing Left4Dead.
  1. …you tried to get breakfast at Chick-Fil-A and then saw G.A.P.’s demonstration?
  • a.) I pulled one of them aside and started yelling at them.
  • b.) I ran to a trashcan and puked.
  1. …you were asked your favorite colour by a quiz?
  • a.) I shook the computer because “color” is spelled wrong.
  • b.) I said, “green.”
  1. …your parents learned about Winter-mester and signed you up?
  • a.) I screamed into a pillow.
  • b.) I changed my availability at work.
  1. …you got your final project’s rubric?
  • a.) I got home and went on Netflix and marathoned Scrubs until the due date.
  • b.) I planned what I would do and gradually worked on it.
  1. …your pen ran out of ink during a quiz?
  • a.) I broke my pen in half with my teeth.
  • b.) I raised my hand and got a new pen from the professor.
  1. …you walked into Pets Mart?
  • a.) I bought two lizards, three hamsters, and twelve puppies.
  • b.) I bought a beta fish and named it Vernon.
  1. …your roommates left you with a sink full of dishes?
  • a.) I let the dishes get moldy.
  • b.) I asked them to clean it up.
  1. …you accidentally ordered a extra large pizza from Highlander’s?
  • a.) I ate it all…
  • b.) I shared it with all my friends (I’m popular).
  1. …you checked your grades over Thanksgiving break?
  • a.) I puked.
  • b.) I showed them to my parents.

 

If the majority of your answers were a, I’m sorry but you’re a mess. This semester has definitely taken away your sanity. Enjoy your break, like you’ve never enjoyed a break before. Take long baths, watch the stars, and for God’s sake, buy an agenda. You’re going to need it if you want to survive Spring semester!

 

If the majority of your answers were b, thank the almighty grading-gods, you’ve made it. Somehow, you kept it together and have even more time to collect your thoughts and plan for 2015, where you’ll no-doubt be just as successful!

The Razzies got it wrong

With all the hoopla surrounding the Academy Awards, the focus has slipped away from another great American institution, The Razzie Awards. A time to celebrate the utter garbage that Hollywood produces.

Taking home the award for “Worst Picture” this year was “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2.” Most likely on account of its absorbedly long title. “Twilight” was a terrible movie, but among the other nominees it was far from the worst. Continue reading The Razzies got it wrong