EDITORIAL: Hello again; don’t forget you got this

Staff Editorial

Winter break is officially over, and that means it’s time to buckle up for the Spring 2020 semester.

We at The Daily Eastern News hope everyone had a fantastic break.

We aren’t here to tell you it went by way too fast, even though it was a month long. We’re sure you’ve probably heard and said that too many times to count by now.

Instead we’re here to build students up as we prepare for the semester ahead.

Returning to school after a long break is a struggle in every sense of the word. It throws you out of your comfort zone with seemingly no time to regain your ground.

We totally understand how it feels. Some of us in the Editorial Board feel way behind and out of the loop.

Most of the editors are nervous and anxious, just like many other students at Eastern.

But that’s OK. It is OK to be nervous and anxious.

Students, and people in general, are told all too often that they need to “just deal” with their issues instead of taking time to process their emotions.

No one can guarantee every student will get a 4.0 GPA, student debts paid on time and spotless mental health this semester.

We can promise that the semester is not some impossible feat to get through, though. If you work hard enough, you can make it through, despite how many trials and tribulations the semester throws.

And again, if you ever find yourself in an awful situation where you fear for your mental health, please seek professional help.

Eastern students are fortunate to have a Counseling Clinic on campus that is totally free for students.

To speak with a counselor, all you need to do is walk in or call 581-3413. The clinic is  located on the first floor of the Human Services Building.

Welcome back, Panthers, and don’t forget: You got this.