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CAMPUS LIFE: Think about where you want to be five years from now

Apr 16, 2014

The Panther

The day we graduate high school, we cannot wait to pack up and head off to college. Some of us are more than ready to start working on what it takes to get this degree, while others use college as a way to get away from home. Which one are you?

Students sometimes forget that college is a personal and financial investment. Don't waste your time or your money.

I can't imagine getting an F in a class, while others brush it off like it's nothing. Some can't imagine missing the hottest party to finish a paper or catch up on sleep. It all goes back to how your priorities are set up.

If you don't mind being in college an extra year or two and taking out another $20,000 in loans because you wanted to socialize and party, so be it. See me, I plan on having a successful future, so what better way than to start now.

As students, we need to encourage the people around us to do the same thing. Think about where you want to be five or 10 years from now. Do the people you surround yourself with every day who cause you to not get your work done help you get to the place? If so, keep doing what you're doing. If not, maybe you should be doing something differently.

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