CU Plague

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Over the last week students have been dropping like flies here at Cornerstone. As a commuter I was hoping to avoid the flu bug that has been going around since I’m away from campus more often than most others. Lucky for me, my entire family got the same exact bug. So now here I am, coughing up a lung with a nose as red as Rudolph and hopped up on NyQuil.

As a sick college kid a list of health tips could be helpful so clicking the link will bring you to a nice article from the Huffington Post on seven of the best health tips especially for college kids that I can even think of. The only one I would add, call your mom, if she’s anything like mine you’ll feel better just from the phone call.

The best part about being a sick college student is that you still have everything else on top of trying to get better. Your classes and assignments are not going to be put on hold just because you can’t breathe without coughing. Work will still expect you to show up and smile at the customers. And practices can’t be cancelled for the one person who is sick. As a college student the amount of things on our plates is already heavy enough adding illness to that seems unrealistic. I’m here to say if I can handle is so can any of you.

If I’m lucky hopefully I’ll feel better within the next month. Until then I’ll try to continue showing up to class and barely passing assignments.

 

Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is a day for chocolates, flowers, and giant teddy bears. It’s a wonderful day that brings about a sense of love. The couples are being cute and lovey dovey while the single person gets to sit there and be reminded how great single life truly is.

The single person doesn’t have to waste money on flowers that will die, chocolates that will be eaten too fast, or a teddy bear that will end up in a donation pile. Instead they can enjoy a nice quiet evening at home not spending the big bucks on a dinner for two and get the half off chocolate tomorrow.

For those in relationships I get the roses are nice. I’m hoping not to kill mine by Thursday. Also the chocolates are pretty decent. And that expensive Valentine’s dinner was probably the best meal any college kid has had in a long time, especially if they typically eat at Cornerstone.

All in all Valentine’s day is alright, but in my opinion I’ll just wait for cheap chocolate day tomorrow.

Surprise Assignment

As a typical college student sometimes life gets a bit busy. Between all the classes and work, not even considering practicing for sports, some things can get missed. For example homework assignments. In my case a reflective summary on a video that is about an hour and a half.

So after being in classes for several hours of the day, working for a couple of hours in between classes, and then having bowling practice for a couple hours at night just to return home around ten at night to realize you have an assignment is not always super exciting. But hey, that’s what college is all about right? Waiting until the absolute last second to do anything?

Surprisingly after doing this a couple thousand times you would think someone would learn, but no here I am. Another slightly less surprising fact, after doing this a couple thousand times you slowly figure out how to get by with the last-minute assignments.

Heres to a crazy busy schedule. One of the best parts it’s only the fourth week of the semester. That means it only gets better from here. So to any other college student out there in the same boat, don’t worry, you aren’t the only one. With that an hour long video awaits.