It’s that time of year again, the time when most students want to go home and see their families and professors just need a break from being at work. Although this is true, these three weeks are the home stretch for most students to make it or break it for their fall semester of freshman year. With exams sneaking up around the corner, many students do not understand the danger of relaxing for the last few weeks before break. With many students partying, sleeping in, or even just procrastinating the grades that were once acceptable may now have you in the danger zone of failing. To prevent this, students may simply just need to work through the pain so that when they are home, it becomes just that much more rewarding.
With the upcoming hurricane hitting this week, is keeping the University open really worth it? Many other institutions have already cancelled school for Monday and Tuesday. Hurricane Sandy may cause more harm with the school open than closed. With winds gusting at maximum wind speed of 75 mph the smart thing to do would be to close the school. The numbers never lie and with more schools closing in the upcoming hours the safety of students should be put first over anything. The liability of people becoming injured over something that could of been prevented is enough of an excuse to close in the first place. With the worst the thing happening is no school, the safety and lives of others are still protected by doing so.
Each and every year the holiday Halloween comes and goes, bringing a different meaning to different people in various age groups. For children it is a time to celebrate the day and night with tons of candy and to dress up as the icon they love for a memorable night with their families. For teens and adults however, Halloween brings a whole new meaning with social events, parties, meeting new people, and anything imaginable that adults are allowed to do. This was brought up because Halloween is the only holiday where each and every person is celebrating the same holiday while being original. During Christmas or Thanksgiving or any other holiday, every one is celebrating the same type of way with no individual characteristics underneath the celebration. Halloween there forth allows us to show our unique personalities on a day where everyone is celebrating the same thing. Having fun.
Every day is a different day in college with time being the biggest factor for freshman students in the current fall semester. Everyone is not an expert on mastering time coming into college which causes problems for the first few weeks. Most students make these problems in the first few weeks which can cause hassle later in the semester. Some of these problems include failing to understand the responsibility of being alone without parents which many students do not overcome very easily. It is always easier to make the wrong decision than it is to make the right one. Another problem students face is procrastination. Procrastination leads to time wasted and life long habits of putting things off. Students always face these problems because of the tendencies to do the wrong thing instead of the right. Partying and drinking seem to be more of a norm instead of studying and educating ourselves to become better individuals.
Everyone correlates education to the brain, but what about the rest of the body? In Ken Robinson’s TED talk he explains to us how as the years go by children turn from creative individuals who express their minds freely to adults with zero creativity. Ken mentions that people are not prepared to be wrong, and never prepared to be original which explains the amount of fear that is put into being wrong. Being wrong in today’s society is almost like a crime when it comes to things that matter. The realization that everyone is human is always looked over. Part of the problem is our educators, if excellence is not pursued then what is? That is something I felt all throughout school starting freshman year. Mr. Robinson mentions how in the next 30 years more people will graduate high school and college then ever. This inflates the value of an education and makes it less valuable when it will matter most. Many children do not need to be a mathematics genius’ or in the health profession to become something successful. Creativity comes with doing what you love, and success comes with loving with you do.
In today’s world many people claim that they have lost their creativity due to technology. But how many of us actually want it back? Today in school our professors do not ask us to be creative in our schoolwork but rather to complete it and do as well as possible. Today people correlate success to hard work, talent, and a long list of things besides creativity. Although many of us consciously state that there is no creativity in our lives, none of us are trying to find it back. Advancing technology causes people’s uniqueness to differ less and less each succeeding year from the start of the era. In today’s time it’s easier to be the same than to be who we as individuals really are.
Everyone has a choice to use technology for the good or the bad. Most teens and young adults abuse it and overuse it to an extent that it becomes part of our daily lives and even worse, a part of us. Can anyone really go a whole day without messaging friends or checking Twitter? I sure know I can’t. MarketingLand.com reports that over fifty percent of Americans now have a smart phone. That is about 128 million people wasting countless hours daily checking useless amounts of posts/ blogs/ etc… Chances are you are not even reading this article with your full attention. Many times people do not even realize the amount of time wasted until it is already way to late. Even my own decisions to postpone the due dates of assignments is becoming stronger and stronger with each day. Our decisions are to blame for the addiction of the most powerful drug out there. Technology.
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