The end of the fall 2019 semester is upon us, and it feels like it has flown by. It seems like just yesterday that orientation and the Activities Fair were happening and everyone was settling into college life. I hope you all have had a great semester, and if it has not lived up to your expectations, then remember that next semester is a new page in life and it will be a good one.
We are not quite at the end yet, unfortunately. Projects and finals are upon us. Make sure to hydrate and eat properly. Also, remember that studying ahead and not cramming is the way to go. If you are feeling overwhelmed then take a break. Take some time to relax. Studying while feeling overwhelmed is a recipe for disaster. If you really do not have time then talk to your professors. They are actual, genuine people, and if you talk to them about what is going on, they will do what they can to help. Remember that they cannot do anything if they do not know what is going on in your life. Beyond that, we wish you luck and success in the last days of your semester.
Finishing a semester is a relief that washes over the student body when school is ending. Be sure to check the weather if you are going home, and make plans to get home
safely, even if it means staying an extra day. Be sure you did not leave anything and that you
lock up behind you. For those staying in town, do not simply stay inside curled up by the fire
with a book and some coffee, though be sure to do that too. Make sure to enjoy the things in
Kirksville you do not normally get to do during the school year. Make sure to stay
warm, be safe and have a wonderful winter break.
Also, if you ever get a parking ticket, especially while at the beginning or end of break, you have the option of appealing your ticket. On the Truman State University Student Government’s website, there is a link under the services tab to the parking appeal form. Filling out this form does not guarantee an appeal, as nothing in life is guaranteed, but as Yoda says, “Do or do not. There is no try.”