It’s the Most (Wonderful?) Time of the Year
We have all heard of the cliché time flies when you’re having fun. However, it seems as if you do not need to be having fun in order for time to fly. Take it from a typical University of Toledo student. It seems that with turkeys stuffed on Thanksgiving last week, and Black Friday gathering Toledo’s sale-seeking population at your retail stores, the month of November is coming to its end. Christmas lights have now arisen throughout neighborhoods and everyone is shopping around for the best deals on Christmas presents. However, what do Santa Claus and holiday jingles really mean for the average University of Toledo student? It may be the most wonderful time of the year for some, but for the rest of us, crunch time for finals is in T minus 2 weeks.
Now, ladies and gentlemen, we all know what’s up for grabs these next two weeks; all-nighters, caffeine, and isolation from society. That’s right…. finals week is just around the corner, and most of us still have to rummage through and organize all of the notes from early September. Not only that, but for the typical PP2 student (like myself), the application deadline for the professional division is coming in closer than we all thought.
(In case you haven’t had the opportunity to read my first journal on how to survive what’s to come, please click on the following link: http://journals.utoledo.edu/ayoub/2012/09/15/the-idiots-guide-to-surviving-college/)
So, before any of us can enjoy in all of this holiday cheer, open those textbooks, buy a new supply of highlighters, turn off that phone, deactivate Facebook, and find your new isolation spot somewhere on campus. As difficult as it may be to buckle down, winter break is in the near future; that’s three weeks to catch up on your latest episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, Family Guy, and Gossip Girl.
XOXO Girl with the Genie Pants