Winter

Winter

Jan 24
Kendall Herren, Senior in Agricultural Communications
  

Will these temperatures ever become manageable? I often pride myself with the fact that I was born during a late February blizzard. Not long after my birth, my dad went home to fetch some belongings and discovered the only way to get back to the hospital was via snowmobile! My mother was not amused. I also find little humor in the weather today, as I pile on multiple layers to confront the elements. It is unfriendly, cold and miserable outside. And instead of bundling up to walk multiple blocks to class, I would rather cuddle-up on my comfy couch with a hot beverage and a good book in hand.

With that being said, I know that cold weather can translate into poor classroom attendance. No one enjoys walking to class under such raw conditions. Professors and our attendance accounts may not like this, but for the students that are diligent enough to appear in class, we love the fact that the hallways are less crowded and treasure the one-on-one time with professors. These are the opportunities that help students get ahead in our classes and form relationships with our teachers so that we can succeed and excel.

So as these temperatures continue to show no promise of rising above 40 degrees in the near future, I urge you to try hard to keep with it and go to class. I challenge you to not give-up quite yet. It is only the beginning of the semester and the goal of reaching that GPA target is still well with-in reach. Stay-focused and remember: we are all fortunate to be students attending a world-class institution. Just never mind the tundra like qualities here in the prairie state, as the month of May and finals will be here soon enough!