Scoop’s Corner: Semester’s end

Samantha Cooper
Staff Writer

Wait a minute…this is it? My first semester of college is over? How did this happen? Where did the time go? I’m not ready to be a second-semester freshman! That means I’ll be one step closer to becoming a sophomore and having to pick a major. Then I’ll have to go abroad. Then I’ll become a senior and have to graduate and enter the real world and get a job and an apartment. Then eventually, I’ll have to get a boyfriend and get married and have kids and then they’ll go off to college! I’m just not ready for any of that yet. I can barely make a bowl of macaroni and cheese on my own. Can’t I just stay a freshman? I like it now that I have a schedule and I don’t get lost. I have people who I socialize with on a semi-regular basis.  I’m over the “Which way is Van Meter…How the heck do I get to Hoffberger…What do you mean Alice’s closes at five o’clock…How do I handle all this work” stage (Okay, maybe not the last one, but you get my point). Time has flown by and I just don’t know where it has gone. It’s scary.
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Goucher Eats: Pumpkin proliferations and fall folly

Kathryn Walker
Co-features Editor

Lately I’ve been filling out a lot of personality quizzes that may or may not hold the secret to my future – “You will find great success,” “Futures are worth hunting,” and “Lucky number 20” are a brief sampling. Based on the various results, I decided to try to figure out ways to help me focus more on doing school work rather than puttering about the interweb trying to decipher vague, astrology-esque predictions.  I’ve tried just about every trick in the book to help me focus – there’s an exercise ball stashed under my dining room table that I use as a chair. I’ve stacked my textbooks on top of each other and perch my laptop studiously on top of them to give off an ultra-academic air rather than reveal that I’m just perusing the dress section on Anthropologie’s website.  I’ve even started remembering to take my vitamins.  But despite all these valiant efforts, I still find myself contemplating clouds rather than homework.
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