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    Post Spring Break Blues

    As the sun set its way down and spring break came to a close, all students knewit was time to get back to school. With the vast majority of Stony Brook springbreakers taking home mid-term papers, it felt to some, including me, like itwasn’#146;t even spring break. The week kind of flew by like it always does.I woke up this morning realizing we had class tomorrow.

    Whether it was the weather, the beach, or lack thereof, it seems that it takesso long to get back into the swing of things. The worst part about it is thatnow with classes just getting back into gear, the weather looks like it’#146;sbeginning to brighten up. It was like 55 degrees today after a long relaxingweek of low forties, rain, and the ridiculous eight-page paper that was dueon Monday.

    Which brings me to my point, or question of the day. How can we motivate ourselvesto squeeze out these last six weeks of school while keeping our sanities andour G.P.A’#146;s up to par?

    I enjoy sleeping in, watching T.V. and sitting by the beach all day. Actually,I sleep in even while at school, and, in my three years of college so far Ihave not had a spring break on the sunny shores of Cancun, South Beach, or anythingremotely close to what you may see on MTV this time of year. As much as I can’#146;twait for the summer to get here, I know deep down inside that I still have tofinish strong, or my ultimate goal, whatever that may be, won’#146;t come true.

    Just coming off midterms makes this motivation to finish strong hard to comeby. I would much rather sit through a two-hour lecture then study for an examSunday night and miss ‘Six Feet Under.’ I guess we all have to sacrificehere and there, right?

    Don’#146;t get me wrong; as much as I like abstaining from studying, nothinggives me more of a headache than spending my whole night typing up a final atthree in the morning. It’#146;s not that I put them off, it’#146;s just it takestill the early hours of the morning for peace and quiet, unless it’#146;s aThursday night and at that time people are just arriving back to their rooms.

    So now I hope the majority of us have shaken off the sand and the clouded memoriesof spring break and begun to focus on the task at hand.

    I encourage all of us to study just a little bit longer, pay attention justa little bit better, and realize while our spring break has come and gone, andit’#146;s now time for us to be students once again. Did I mention that it’#146;sgoing to be sixty tomorrow?

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