Closing Out the Year

Hey guys,

It’s April, and we’ve all been in school since late August. We’re tired. We’re burnt out. We need summer break to come soon. These are all things I start hearing from my fellow students right around this time of year, and they’re right. We have been in school for awhile now, and we are tired, but this is not the time to let up.

Now more than any other part of the school year is the time to buckle down. In the fall semester when you finish your finals, you understand that you’ll only be on break for about a month, and even when you do it’ll be cold and snowy. But spring semester is another animal entirely. The days are starting to warm up, people are getting restless, and the summer is beckoning for us to enjoy it! But we can’t … not yet, at least.

Whether in high school or college, finishing a semester is a difficult and daunting prospect; add in sun, shorts, and a sudden onset of ADHD and it’s seemingly impossible. But it is, guys, it really is. Trust me, this is my fourth year doing so, and I’ve managed to survive all this time. And if I can, you’ll be able to too!

Until next time,




Class of 2016
I’m in the Creative Writing program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. I’m originally from Tampa, Florida, but I’ve been calling Illinois my home since 1998. I’ve lived all over the Northwest suburbs, from Palatine to Lakemoor to where I currently live back home, Mundelein.