Junior year woes

By Christina Williams
September 9, 2004

Angelina Wagner

As the school year starts I can’t help but to think about how I am almost done my time here at Cabrini.

I see freshmen moving in and they are excited about the change from high school to college. I see the sophomores excited to return to see their friends they were away from over the summer. I see the seniors who are getting ready to graduate either in December or May.

Finally there are the juniors. What is there to look forward to this year? Junior year is the middle point in every college students academic career. As a junior there are no surprises or milestones to look forward to.

When I go to the bookstore I know what to expect, mostly new books and if I get lucky, at least one used book. I know what it is like to live in most of the residence halls on campus, so I am not surprised as to what living conditions I am exposed to and I am aware of the rules for living on campus.

I eat lunch and dinner in the cafeteria and I am not surprised by what I find and do not find in the dining halls. There is no element of surprise when junior year comes around.

Usually by junior year friendships are established and there is a built in routine that was set in place somewhere during sophomore year. I see junior year as a little hill that is hard to get over but once you get over the hill, it isn’t so bad.

True, once junior year is over and senior year approaches students have to start thinking about getting a real job and what they will do once they leave the comfort zone of Cabrini. However, junior year is just this point where you can see the finish line but you just are not finished yet.

At times it can be a bit frustrating but I know I just have to tell myself once this year is over there is only one year to go and then you are done school forever. As a person who has is not a fan of all the reading and writing that makes up school, this end seems like it will never come.

I am not saying that these past three years at Cabrini have been horrible or unbearable. I have enjoyed these years at Cabrini because I have met tons of great people and we have had great times together. I have learned a lot from my three years here and not just things out of a textbook.

All I am saying is that I am ready to get out of this middle stage and move on to bigger and better things. The idea of having to go through another year of reading and writing makes me want to pull my hair out. I am ready to see what is outside of Cabrini and I am ready to take what I have learned here and apply it to the rest of my life.

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