STAFF EDITORIAL: Fall semester closes; a time for reflection

Omar Oseguera, Photo and Multimedia Editor

The days are closing in on the 2012 fall semester and to some the past few months have been a blink, while to others they have felt like molasses.

Many students have already climbed the obstacle of submitting college applications, but all students are preparing themselves to tackle finals week. Through all the stress and sleepless nights that come with studying for final exams, a good thing to remember is that eventually it will be over.

When the final day comes and you turn in your last exam, you will be free to run as far away as possible from all of your fall semester classes.

No more late night study sessions, no more anxiety to turn in that big research paper. Those days when you felt like you were going to quit are nothing but a memory now.

No matter what anyone says, you pulled through the semester’s highs and lows.

It will also help to remember the good times from the past few months. Consider the new friends you’ve made, those new obstacles you faced and climbed over in order to get a good grade on an assignment. How about the times when your classmates felt like an actual family? Those are the memories you will take with you for years to come.

Students should also hold on to those important lessons they learned in classes, don’t let them die with the end of your exams. Professors are in those classrooms to not only teach you a subject, but also to prepare you for future endeavors, whatever they might be.

So as you walk away from your last day in those classes, take a look around. Take a real close look at everything in that room, and remember that you conquered it. You are now ready to move on to the next phase of your life, and this same feeling will return again, but remember that you have already conquered it once.