How College Breaks Sometimes Breaks You


When I was just a young padawan, I longed for the summer days of freedom.  “Goodbye homework, goodbye books, goodbye teachers dirty looks.”  Even the smaller breaks like Christmas—because that’s what we called it back then—and spring break were Godsends to my vivacious soul. I’d compare the way I made use of that time to the way most convicts use theirs.  That is to say, I lived it up for a short… Read More

As Grades Pour In: What Makes Finals Different?


As my grades pour in, I find myself looking back at this past semester and asking a giant WTF! From the end of August till the first week of December, there wasn’t a moment I didn’t find myself on the brink of exhaustion from overload. Whether it’s the unending assault of papers that is the life of a senior, or all extra-curricular activities I took place in.  Every week was a struggle…. Read More