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EDITORIAL: Since break is over, now it’s time to work hard

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We hope you had a great Thanksgiving Break and we hope everyone made it back to campus safely.

But, as all of your turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes start to settle down and you start dreading waking back up to classes tomorrow, we want you to remember one thing: kick it into high gear.

Yes, we are sorry, but now is the time to pull yourself together and get ready for the last two weeks of school, which may be the toughest weeks for some of you.

As students have said before and as they will complain for many years to come, it seems as though all the big projects are due at the end of the semester, so if that is the case for you, we implore you to get to work.

There are two ways to look at things now and both are equally important.

The first way is that this is the home stretch before and including finals, and we all need to make the most of it.

If your grades are on the fence in some respects and you cannot afford to fail a class or have a certain gpa, then this is the time when you need to step up and get good grades and some extra credit if available.

With that said, finals are also quickly approaching, so make sure you have saved your notes and work from the semester thus far and are ready to study for your finals.

The other way to look at things is that there are only three weeks before the holiday break.

We are not encouraging you to just look ahead past all the schoolwork between then and now, but if you are stressed about any upcoming work, just know that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

But we do want to say that we hope your break was good.

A week to be with family and friends and not worry about schoolwork (as much) is always a plus during the school year.

Hopefully, everyone had safe travels and great chances to relax and rest a bit before this home stretch.

Most importantly, remember to give yourself some breathing room during these last few weeks.

If you have a lot of big projects and grades rounding out your semester, make sure you give yourself some breaks to keep your physical and psychological self in the best shape.

The Editorial staff can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].

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EDITORIAL: Since break is over, now it’s time to work hard