After a mid-second-semester break, everyone is back into the hustle and bustle of classes and responsibilities. A one week break of fun and relaxation has been met with the return to Slippery Rock. Now the countdown to summer begins. It seems like we have no time at all until summer break becomes our next reality. With the last official day of the semester being May 10, there are only six weeks to get through. With all of the weekends that includes – start packing.
With a shortened winter break, compared to the lengthy one last year, the school year ends in early May. I have not met one person on campus thus far to complain about the change.
Even though students and faculty have less time to relax in Jan., an extension of summer break is granted. I do not know about you, but basking in the glow of the sun an extra week sounds much better than freezing inside by the fire. I would much rather be in class during the cold months so I am not restlessly waiting to go outside and enjoy the nice weather in the warm ones.
I am crossing my fingers that the schedule for the 2014-2015 school year will mirror that of this year and not the last. Some schools even end in late April, which does not sound like a bad idea for Slippery Rock.
It seems ironic that those who are in college now are anxious for it to end, while those who are done wish they could slow down, go back, and relive that time. Everyone always comments on how college “flies by” and to enjoy it because it is the “best time of your life.” Maybe we should sit back and enjoy the ride.
Second semester has been speeding along in a hurry, and summer is not too far off. With six weeks left we can all daydream about the warm summer months to come. However, maybe we should all try to slow down the whirlwind and enjoy the moment. Except for finals week, that we can skip.