As of Nov. 11 we officially have one month until the last day of classes. And while we’re on the subject, I suppose I should point out that we have (as of Nov. 12) 13 days until Thanksgiving break and 43 days until Christmas. A lot of people say they don’t like to count down the days until special holidays and events because it means you’re missing out on what’s happening right now, “in the moment.” An admirable consideration, but if I’m not eating my bodyweight in gravy and pumpkin pie, or wrapping presents and blasting Christmas music, I really don’t care.
1 Cheer: Broadway
Last weekend I made a trip down to New York City to watch my first Broadway show, and let me just say that everyone should make time to do this. Granted, walking around the city beforehand, you’re subject to constant sales pitches (I especially like having mixtapes shoved in my face), and you’re bound to make a wrong turn (or five), but grab a slice of pizza and make it into a theatre and it’ll all be worth it.
2 Cheers: Swipe Access
I think we take for granted how cool swiping into a building is. I remember the first time I went on vacation with my family and the whole concept of swiping into a hotel room blew my mind. Odds are only a select few of us are going to work for the government and get to use gadgets that we could once only imagine, but I’m not going to let that get me down. Every time I swipe into the library, you’d better believe I’m embracing the studious James Bond within me.
3 Cheers: November Warm Weather… ?
Do we applaud the incredible weather we’ve had thus far or should we be terrified of the global implications of prolonged warmth? Definitely take advantage of the amicable temperatures, but don’t be surprised if you find yourselves shoveling out your vehicles in the middle of April.
1 Jeer: The Laws of Paper Writing
Why is it that whenever I sit down a week before a due date, string together a nice looking outline and gradually work the ideas into a well-written, organized argumentative paper, I do horribly, but on the papers I write the night before, filled with more fluff than a presidential debate and written on a third-grade level, I get back A’s? And sometimes, I just always do poorly on papers, no matter when I start to write them. Conclusion: there are no laws of paper writing. It’s anarchy.
2 Jeers: Registration Week
Registration week is just around the corner, and none are exempt from this stressful selection process. Whether you’ve avoided that introductory history class until the spring semester of your senior year and Le Moyne only offers that section in the fall, or you just want to be able to take a full load of classes without having to wake up at 8 a.m., keep calm and register on.
3 Jeers: Procrastination
I can’t reiterate enough how much of a negative impact procrastination can have on every aspect of your life. You’re constantly exhausted, mentally and physically, and just when you put your head down to sleep you remember that paper you completely forgot to start that’s due tomorrow. You start projects and papers but can never finish anything because —