Language is an interesting concept if you really think about it. Groups of people came together and strung together different sounds and assigned meaning to each of them in order to communicate with one another. I only speak English, but I’d love to be able to speak another language. Nothing common for American students like Spanish or French, though those would also be really nice to know. For me, it’s always been sign language.
It is no secret that success is a driving force for a lot of people all over the world. It’s what people aim for, whether it be reaching a career goal, achieving financial stability or finding happiness in your everyday life.
Throughout my four years at Monmouth University, I’ve always classified spring semester as prime snowstorm real-estate. It’s almost certain that us Hawks will have to fly through one major snow storm during the second half of the academic year.
I am the eternally single friend. I look around and see everyone in seemingly happy relationships and always feel like I am constantly exposed to public displays of affection between people around campus.
Studying is probably the single most annoying part of college. Yeah, 8:30’s are a pain, and don’t even get me started on the tuition. But to force me to sit alone for hours on end and memorize material from class, let alone doing so when I’m surrounded by all my roommates and opportunities to have fun, is just borderline torture. So it presents the question, where is the best place to study?
It seems that no matter what we do in life, we always wish away the time. We hold countdowns for just about every occasion, whether that be a vacation, a holiday, or in my case, a graduation.
Ask anyone you know what their favorite part about the winter holidays are and I’m sure every person will give you a different answer. Some will gush about all the fattening food, from the Thanksgiving turkey to the mountains of Christmas cookies. Some will talk about the Christmas music that blares through their radios during a long car ride. Some will even say that they love the cold winter weather (which for that I will slightly judge you for because the snow and I just don’t see eye to eye). Ask me and I’ll go on a full blown rant about how the decorations are by far the best part about the holidays. Kind of like what I’m about to do now.
Whenever people talk about what their favorite season is, I get a few weird looks when I say Fall. Not only does my birthday fall around this time (Oct. 15), but it’s the start of the holiday season. What I love most about the Fall though is the way the leaves on the trees transform into gorgeous shades of yellow, orange and red.
If you like going to the dentist, please just know I’m judging you. Yes, I do understand it’s a necessity (especially after the candy consumption from Halloween last week), but that doesn’t mean I want to go. To be honest, I’d rather go through midterms week five times over before going to the dentist. Hear me out though, I have my reasons.
Much to my hometown friend’s shock (I’m from Long Branch), I choose to live on campus here at Monmouth. Though I wouldn’t change anything about the life I’ve built in the dorms, the plain white walls can be a bit daunting at first.