by Kiana Johnson
As a full-time college student taking six classes, working (sometimes two jobs at a time), while trying to have a social life--it is quite easy for me to think that college students are overworked and stressed out. Watching fellow college students run around like crazed chickens has only reinforced that belief.
Sometimes it is easy to overlook all of the things that students have to endure while trying to finish complete their academic careers. For those who are student-athletes, living alone for the first time, entrepreneurs, or part-time (or full-time) employees, the daunting tasks of finishing essays, composing presentations or finding time to study for tests can be overwhelming.
I often hear many students share their struggles with each other, discussing the amount of workloads that need to be completed within a certain time frame even though all other aspects of their lives cannot be placed on hold. Personally, I’ve cried many stress-filled tears while typing literature reviews or taking media law tests.
In the end, what keeps the majority of us thriving is the dream of holding that multi-thousand dollar diploma and, hopefully, ending up in the job of our dreams. Fingers are to remain crossed!