The Perks of Staying on Campus as an Upperclassman

I’m a senior this year and my friends and I really wanted to live off campus in a house. After months of trying to find a suitable place that was big enough for six people we decided to do on-campus housing registration. We now are all happily living in the townhouses, and there are some unexpected perks even though I initially felt like I was missing out not living off-campus.

No splitting bills

One of the biggest issues of living off campus is managing paying bills and rent. If you’re living with a large group then making sure everyone pays for everything on time can get time consuming and it can cause tensions within the group as well if one person isn’t keeping up with payments.

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Why so many useless classes?

A question you may hear a lot during your time at SJU is, “Why am I in this class? ” or, “I am never going to use this class, why must I take it?” I, too, have mulled over these questions and wondered why all of these additional classes are required since they are not essential to my major. As a senior, I have to say I am finally starting to understand. Over the years I have slowly (and yes, I mean slowly) learned the importance of the GER or General Education Requirement. The GERs are required courses, which many universities have adopted.

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Senior Stress!!!

They say that your senior year of college is supposed to be one of fun and excitement. That statement is true; you truly do have a great time with your friends. However, what people do not tell you is the stress that goes hand in hand with senior year. You can quickly become overwhelmed. You suddenly realize your college career is coming to an end. You soon will be entering the “real world”. Facing so many decisions, whether to enter the job market competing with thousands of recently graduated college seniors or apply to grad school. Then on top of it all,

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Confessions of a Sentimental Senior

Once upon a time, there was a socially awkward freshman girl who came to Hawk Hill thinking that four years is quite a long time to be in college. She thought she would get sick of life here, but then she made quite a few friends, joined clubs, and got super involved so her days were filled with constant happenings and all the while she was having fun. Weeks and months passed by right before her eyes. Then one day, when she took a moment’s pause she discovered she was in the midst of her senior year. In the wake of her realization,

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What I have learned in 4 years!

I am officially starting my senior year of college here at SJU. I have had an unbelievable time on this campus; this has been some of the best years of my life. As I reflect back on my years here at SJU, I am hit with the realization that an end is nearing; a culmination of 4 years of learning will soon end with graduation. As a freshman we all look forward to that day, but now as a senior the finality of graduation makes me a little melancholy. I remember my first days of touring the SJU campus. As I looked around,

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50 Questions I have entering Senior Year

With only a few weeks before school, I have a lot of questions about what will happen in the year(s) to come.

  1. What happened to the last three years?
  2. Can I go back to junior year?
  3. Is this really my last summer vacation?
  4. Can I remain 21 forever?
  5. Will the year go by too fast?
  6. Or go by too slow?
  7. What am I going to do after graduation?
  8. Should I go to grad school?
  9. Where I am going to live after graduation?

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