Four rules for seniors going off to college


Evan Manion

Seniors give a thumbs up at the Senior Send-Off on Monday, May 20.

As you walk these halls for the final days, it is only right that you take time to reflect on the memories you made and the lessons you learned. These lessons do not end when you leave the district. For some of you, this is the beginning of a whole new era of your life with new experiences around the corner. College is not a right given to everyone, so it is imperative that you treat your years away from home with care. This article can serve as a guide to living a healthy and quality college lifestyle.

Number one: Never miss an opportunity to do something you have never done before. This could include a sport or a club. There will come a day when you run out of time and energy to do the things you have always wanted to try.

Number two: Meet as many people as you possibly can. If meeting new people means going out of your way to do so, then you should take that chance as often as you can.

Number three: Do not forget to keep yourself motivated to stay in shape physically and OBVIOUSLY stay motivated to keep your grades up. Your parents pay a lot of money to give you higher education, and that should not be wasted.

Number four: Do not forget that just because you are away from home does not mean you have to go buck wild the second you are given freedom. College should be the time of your life but the time of your life should not mean you risking your safety every weekend.

These are some very basic rules that cover a broad spectrum of your college life. These rules can keep you on the straight path and help you achieve all the success that your future years have to offer.