Ram Page Staff makes 10 new semester resolutions

By Staff Editorial
On January 23, 2015

As the new semester starts and you are drinking twice the amount of coffee as the week before and contemplating whether or not you will really need the books your professors tell you to buy, many of you are making new semester resolutions.

The staff of the Ram Page has put together a list of our own new semester resolutions that we hope will stick with us throughout the spring.

Resolution No. 1: No slacking: This semester we don’t want to be lazy, and we want to put more time into studying. Instead of texting during class, we will actually try and pay attention to what our professor is saying. Maybe if we do that then we won’t bomb tests or wonder why we started studying 20 minutes before the final exam.

Resolution No. 2: Stay on track: School work piles up, so does laundry and our to-do lists. We want to keep it together this semester, especially with our school work. Instead of procrastinating we want to start the assignment the day it is assigned not the day it’s due.

Resolution No. 3: Get involved: With intramural basketball coming up now is a great time to get involved in sports. We want to get more involved at ASU and also make some new friends. The University Recreation Center has several workout classes you can go to for free. Join a club or life group through the university and make some new friends! It’s amazing how much can change if you just try something new once.

Resolution No. 4: Get organized: We are tired of forgetting to turn our assignments in or missing a meeting. This semester we want to be more organized. If you feel like that too, then go to the ASU bookstore and buy a planner. Start writing down when you have appointments or deadlines on assignments, that way if you forget you have a backup. Schedule some time for yourself to catch up on homework and studying, maybe buy some fun highlighters and sticky notes to make writing in your planner more fun. Also, don’t forget to schedule some “you-time” too or you will go crazy in the chaotic spring months.

Resolution No. 5: Go to class: Stop skipping class for no reason. Sometimes we don’t want to get out of bed because it’s too cold, or Netflix just seems more appealing than your 8 a.m. We want to keep our attendance up and maybe get some extra points added to our overall grade at the end of the semester. If you feel like it is hard to go to class you aren’t alone, instead this semester strive to work hard and do your best on all of your work.

Resolution No. 6: Maintain a good GPA: By your second or third year in college sometimes it can get easy to start blowing off classes and homework assignments. That is where the saying “D for degree” is from, when in reality we should be trying to make A’s so we can raise our GPA and possibly get scholarships from it and make good impressions when we start applying for jobs. This semester we are going to try and maintain a 3.5 GPA, study ahead of time and not pull any all-nighters.

Resolution No. 7: Smile more: Smiling makes you more attractive, adds years to your life and brightens up any room. We want to be more optimistic about life this semester and have a good attitude every day. Sometimes it is hard to maintain a positive outlook in life but we are going to strive every day to be better.

Resolution No. 8: Be Healthy: Be mindful of what you put in your body. Yes, potato chips are amazing and Dr. Pepper is heaven but what are they doing to benefit your health? Listen to the rude skinny girl while you’re stuffing your face at the dessert table, “A minute on the lips a lifetime on the hips.” It’s a terrible thought but it’s true. Instead of eating when we are bored and getting soda at lunch, try eating smaller portions and if you have to snack, snack on almonds or fruit during the day. Water is hard to drink sometimes but it benefits your body tremendously and hydrates your skin. Girls, you will be prettier if drink you a lot of water instead of coffee or soda. Join a workout class here at the university or just grab a friend and go for a jog around campus.

Resolution No. 9: Give back: As a society, we are greedy. During the holidays we buy presents for our family and friends and receive gifts. When is the last time you gave a gift to someone just because? We get so caught up in money and status that sometimes we forget the real reason of a gift, which is to make someone smile. We are broke college kids but yet we still have money to go to concerts at Midnight Rodeo and go eat to watch the big game at Buffalo Wild Wings. Take a small portion of your paycheck and give back, whether it is a few dollars in the offering plate on Sunday, a Saturday morning when you decide to go help your new neighbor move in, or a happy meal from McDonalds that you stop to give to a homeless man on the way home. We want to give back this semester.

Resolution No. 10: Spend your time wisely: Netflix and Hulu are addicting—it’s a known fact throughout the college world. But there is sunshine and birds singing and fresh air outside. We are a lazy society and we are a society that is wrapped up in technology. When is the last time you went somewhere without your phone? We can’t remember either. We want to get out of the house more this semester and hang out with our family and friends by playing games or even walking our dogs together— anything just to get out and get some fresh air.

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