Our View: College life: Anything but peaceful
Published: Monday, August 26, 2013
Updated: Monday, August 26, 2013 18:08
Besides the chaos of an alarm clock screeching before noon, locating a parking space after several loops, sorting out the maze of financial aid, finding classes in buildings you haven’t heard of, purchasing books from four different sources, moving your mini-fridge into the upstairs of your new living quarters, rushing to class to find the perfect seat that says, “I am interested in learning, but don’t want to get spit on,” and getting assigned to read the first three chapters of the one book that was sold out at the book store, the first week of class can be relatively peaceful.
To upperclassman this bedlam comes as no shock, but to some freshman this problem can only be dulled by plenty of phone calls home.
While you may find the the hustle of the beginning of the school year overwhelming and intimidating, rest assured this chaos is all part of college experience. The commotion around the campus, whether it is your first first day or your last, is proof it is alive and well.
If you have avoided chaos by watching endless hours of “Duck Dynasty,” it is time to rethink what your college experience should be.
At the organizational fair on Heritage Plaza last Wednesday newcomers got a quick glimpse at the extra-curricular opportunities that are offered at ASU. While wandering through the Plaza, surely any student could find a club, activity or group to belong to.
Most students have heard from parents and peers how important it is to go to class and do homework. While this advice is sound, embracing the chaos of school is where you can develop yourself, make lasting friendships and where you can get the clearest view of what you want to become.
By embracing a little chaos you can leave ASU better than you arrived.