College won’t last forever, so enjoy it

Staff Editorial

It is hard to believe that we are already at this point in the semester again. We only have roughly six weeks left.

We at The Daily Eastern News are not the hugest fans of clichés, but we are also human. And because we are human, and we know that you are too, we catch others as well as ourselves saying another school year “goes by in the blink of an eye” and it will “be gone before we know it.”

While we cannot control time, we can control how we take advantage of it.

To continue down the path of clichés, we are told these are the “best days of our life.” Unfortunately, these days are numbered. Before we know it, we will be telling the next round of college students about our “good ol’ days.”

For some of us, these last six weeks signal the end of our first year. For others, we find ourselves comfortably in the middle, with some experience under our belts and a year or two left to learn some more. And then, of course, there are those who will be counting down to graduation rather than scrambling to make an appointment with our advisers.

No matter what position you find yourself in, these six weeks are all equally important. Academically, it is obvious: finals will be here before we know it. But in terms of youth, these are six weeks we have to make memories and preserve the “best days of our life” in our minds forever.

College is one of the only times we are free to choose what we want to do. What do you want to study? How many clubs do you want to join? Do you want to order pizza for the third night in a row? These are only a few of the many questions we encounter every day, and the decision is all up to us.

Do not waste these six weeks (or six weeks plus the amount of time you still have ticking here) by forgetting college is a time for ourselves. It is a place to learn, but it is also a place for us to discover who we are, find who we want to surround ourselves with and figure out where we want to be one day.

Stress is unavoidable at some points in our college careers, but we cannot afford to forget to take time to enjoy ourselves and live each day to its fullest potential. Before we know it, we will be adults begging time to rewind and wishing to be back where we are now.