AND…..I’M (ALMOST) DONE!
Blogger: Kyle Beasley
Wow. It definitely seems as though this semester went by rather quickly. But when looking at all the work that has been put in over the last couple weeks, whether it be the Re-Investment campaign that my UEP310 (Community Organizing and Leadership) class is organizing or the many tours that I’ve given recently, I definitely feel as though I am in need of a break…
As the final class sessions of the semester are starting to wrap up and as we are preparing to complete our final exams, it's definitely a hectic time of year for Oxy students. Luckily, there are a lot of de-stressing activities for students including the Winter Fair being sponsored by the Office of Student Life and the annual puppy playdate. (Additionally, we did have Chance the Rapper come to campus a couple weeks ago for Fall Concert). I, fortunately, lucked out this semester as all of my finals are papers. This is the first semester where I have the opportunity to submit all of my exams online. Additionally, because a few of my classes assigned the prompts way ahead of time, I have been able to space out the workload and get a lot of my exams done early. This is good because I still have quite a bit to in preparation to study abroad next semester. For the spring term, I will be studying abroad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where I am participating in a language and culture program.
With that being said, it is a weird feeling to know that I wont be coming back to campus in January and that I'm going to be away from home for the next couple of months. Because I am from Southern California, I am only ever a short drive away from home each day, where as when I'm in Brazil I will be over 6,000 miles away. Over the break I definitely plan to spend a lot of time with my family and friends to make up for the time that will be lost. Aside from that, I plan on relaxing a bit as this semester, while very relaxed in comparison to others, was a tough one.
I know that a lot of you high school seniors will be spending their breaks working on college applications and many of you will start hearing back from your schools. My advice to you all is to just relax. Don’t worry and stress out about getting into all of the schools that you applied to. Work hard on your applications, be honest about your achievements, and everything will work out for the best.