Spring forward

As we travel toward the conclusion of the year, the idea of spring promotes hope. Spring reminds me of sunshine, temperatures in the 80s and beach visits. This has not been the case thus far. With snow still on the ground and word of more to come, I have formed a new idea of spring. 


Spring for many is the toughest part of the year academically. It is the time in which stress often takes over as people scramble toward the finish line. Walking across campus, I occasionally see the faces of stressed seniors worrying about completing their final projects and filling all requirements to graduate. However, more often than not, I see happiness within my fellow students. As everyone shares in each other’s stress about finishing strong, there is laughter, fun weekend hangouts and endless jokes. 

The coming of spring has brought far more than academic stress. It has brought together a campus to find the positives in life. It has allowed me to realize that no matter how difficult things may get, there are always things to look forward to. Whether it be thrift shopping with friends, movie nights, playing intramural sports, or simply hanging out with friends, there are endless possibilities of prosperity that spring brings forth.