Hello readers, and welcome back to campus! Spring Break was fabulous, but now we must all return to real life and responsibilities. Somehow, it is almost April, which is frankly crazy to believe. Between insane piles of work and even more insane piles of snow, this semester has absolutely flown by. (Apparently not having a full week of school for five weeks straight really messes with your perception of time.) We have essentially one month left of actual classes, and then what I like to call the Two Weeks of Torment and Despair, also known as finals. Basically, we’re in the home stretch, and there’s a ton of stuff that’s going to happen between now and the finish line.
First of all, there’s classwork. I have so many projects due within the next two weeks, and then so many papers due the two weeks after that. My weekends are going to lose all of their fun, and just become an interminable series of meetings with my group partners and endless stretches of homework. As we get closer to finals, the work really accumulates. Protip for freshmen: get stuff done as early as possible. Trust me, you’ll hate your life while you’re doing work, but afterwards you’ll feel pretty good.
Then there are the numerous events which occur during the month of April. I’m co-chair of Entertainment Board, which is under the umbrella of Programming Board. For those not in the know, Programming Board encompasses Entertainment Board, Film Series, Concert Board, Senior Class Council, Junior Class Council, Sophomore Class Council, and Freshman Class Council. So while my particular group within PBoard has finished all of its events for the most part, we still have a lot to do. PBoard has to prepare for Spring Fling (OMG Kesha), Tuftonia’s Day, all the big end of the year events. I certainly hope to see you at some of these events!
April is when all of the dance teams, orchestras, bands, troupes, and other performance groups have their events. It’s when the prospective students come check Tufts out for Jumbo Days, which is one of my favorite times because I get to sell Tufts. Everything happens in April, including hopefully warm weather. It’s a very stressful time, but also a kind of lovely time because students have the opportunity to see all of the fantastic events that their peers have organized. I know that as much as I approach April with trepidation, I’m also full of excitement to see what happens next at Tufts.
Also, April is one month closer to summer, which is unequivocally the best time of year. I live in New Jersey now, so that means I’m going to be going to Six Flags more than once, which is definitely some summer fun to look forward to.
I hope that everyone enjoys their end of March days, and I wish to all a very happy April and spring!