Staff Ed: Do not give up

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Issue 9, overcome slump, staff ed, Opinion - By Quaker Campus on Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 03:15

The semester has finally reached the dreaded hump. You have sat through so many classes and can almost see end in sight. Your work is piling up in all of your classes and your nights are getting longer. The end, however, seems so far away and distant that it seems almost unreachable.

Students all over campus and the country are feeling the effects of the semester hump and are being negatively affected by it. Students have stopped doing their homework and decide to not wake up for class. There suddenly doesn’t seem any point in learning about Shakespeare or Statistics at eight o’clock in the morning.

We understand your plight, and do not fear. You are not alone. However, just because everyone is suffering is not a sufficient excuse to skip class or your work. Push through the pain and drag yourself out of your beds.

Your professors will notice you are making the effort to come to class. You will save your sick days for when you actually need them. You will be filled with satisfaction when you reach the end of the semester with good grades and pride that you powered through the tough times. And let’s face it, if you decide to give into the semester hump, you will probably flunk your classes, lower your GPA and have a harder time getting places later in life. So please, for your sake and ours, keep going and push through. The semester is almost over.