GIVE ME A BREAK

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September quickly comes to a close

Fall is officially here, and on the campus of the University of Dayton that means one thing: fall break is rapidly approaching.

It’s always around the time fall break comes that we find ourselves wondering where the time has gone. We’ve already been here over a month and the rest of the semester – and the year – is only going to go faster.

For some, fall break offers a chance to go home, to relax and to catch up with family and friends. For others who live far away, it offers a chance to see the campus when it’s not packed with students.

Fall break is a great chance to evaluate your progress so far during the school year. If you’re doing well, keep up the good work, and if you’re struggling, remember that we’re not quite halfway through the semester there’s still time to regain ground.

This is the time of year when you really start to feel the grind of school, when the first set of projects, papers and tests are due. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming, but remember to enjoy this time. No one wants to be cooped up studying for a test instead of hanging out with their friends, but it’s worth it. It’s the reason we’re all here: to further our education and further ourselves as individuals. Once you’ve taken your test and succeeded, the time off you have will be a reward for your work.

When we come back, there’s a whole lot to look forward to. On Oct. 15, the building currently known as the College Park Center or CPC, is officially being renamed after Brother Raymond Fitz, midterms are Oct. 22 and then it’s time for Halloween. This time will move fast, so enjoy every minute of it for what it’s worth. Next thing you know, it’ll be spring semester, and you’ll be figuring out your summer plans.

So for those of you going home this break, enjoy it, spend as much time with your family and friends as you can. For those staying, take some time to appreciate the calm of campus, call your friends and family and talk to them. Fall is one of the best times of the year, and there are few places better to spend that time than here at UD.