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College Bucket List — Don’t Let Time Run Out!

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By guest blogger Kelsey Bradshaw
Kelsey is a sophomore at the University of Oregon majoring in Journalism and Facebook (wait, that’s not a real major?!). Originally a track star from Medford, Oregon, she now enjoys going for runs with her friends and working out at Eugene Crossfit. She also enjoys visiting National Parks, playing in the snow, and hanging out at the beach…double points if they’re all at the same time.

When I was in eighth grade, I had a “quarter-quarter-semi-life” crisis and got really freaked out that I was going into high school. No matter the fact that I was 13, nor that virtually everyone from my middle school would be going to my high school…I got scared that I was getting old and I wouldn’t see anyone ever again. So I made a bucket list of things I wanted to do before high school…and it made school the most fun it had ever been. So, I decided to do a college version of it—but, you know, wearing glitter every day for a week won’t be on the list this time. Or maybe it will. Hmm….anywho, here’s a list everyone should think about doing before school ends! (I’ll be splashing in puddles naked if you need me).

1. Get out of the habit of wearing sweats to school. Dress up for a week, and see if not wearing lazy outfits makes you not so lazy at school.

#6 - Take a road trip with your friends. Photo by zeroatthebone.com.

2. Pick one sunny day and play hooky. I’m not telling you to do this every day—but pick one really nice day and sit in the sun, relax, and catch up with your friends. You deserve a break every once in a while.

3. Ace a test. Getting an A on a test could possibly be on the same level as Ryan Gosling asking for your number. Okay, maybe not, but it’s a really good feeling, so stop procrastinating.

4. Explore your town. Find a new restaurant, take a walk downtown, try a different street vendor or go into a shop you’ve never been into. You may find that café you pass by every day has killer mochas, or something else exciting like a cute barista.

5. Get in shape before summer. Less than two months until bikini season? Yikes. Get on that elliptical.

6. Road trip. The grass (and shopping, and restaurants, and overall hotness of the population) is always greener on the other side—so go explore the grass in the few cities over.

7. Decide who you want to be remembered as. When you graduate, will you regret anything? Will you have become the person you had always hoped of being? The sooner you start taking steps to get there, the sooner your goals will be achieved.

8. Actually talk to that One Person you’ve been eyeing all year long. Start a conversation, ask him or her out—just try not to reveal how much you know from Facebook stalking them for the last two terms.

 

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How Seniors Can Enjoy Their Last Semester of College

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By BookRenter IT Intern Jason Kuang
Jason is a senior at San Jose State University majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems. Loves science and technology, music and camping in the wilderness. Currently searching for the ultimate meaning of life through various philosophical views. Has lots of interests but not sure there is enough time in the world to pursue all of them.

by Amy Fleming

The fall semester is coming to an end in a few weeks. It is about this time that seniors really have to start thinking about what classes they need to take and even (dare I say) life after college. Yes! That’s right. The time-consuming, dreadful task of enrolling in classes is not a spontaneous activity. You have to sit down and really focus on how to balance classes, work and family, making sure they all piece together in your schedule smoothly. On top of that, now you have to figure out what you want to do after you graduate! That’s a lot to think about.

Sigh no more! Relax and take a deep breath. Truth be told, with only one semester to go, everything is happening all at once. Gearing up for the next chapter of our lives after four years of living in the “college bubble” can be a little daunting and overwhelming. I don’t know about you though, but I am ready to bring this change into my life!

Here are some tips to help you make the most of your final semester:

  1. Take a course you’ve always thought about taking but haven’t yet – Enroll in that course you’ve always wanted to take. Many universities offer classes like wine appreciation, photography, and even archery. Use your last semester to experience something different. Who knows? You might end up liking it and making a new hobby out of it.
  2. It is never too late to join a club and meet new people – Don’t just stay at home, coasting through your last semester. Get involved in a club or cause that is important to you. Remember, the network of people that you meet in college may go a long way once you are in the real world.
  3. Never let yourself slow down – Just because next semester is the last, don’t let that be a reason to slack off. Exams and projects are still important, especially if you are planning to go to graduate school (either immediately after college or after a few years off). Don’t let that GPA fall now that you’ve gotten so close to the finish line. Plan well and finish strong!

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