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You may have never thought about it before, but walking in public seems to have a certain flow to it.
At the beginning of every semester, both professors and students are faced with a new set of challenges. Students are navigating new classes, and professors have new students and class material to deal with. Both professors and students have sets of problems they have to mutually deal with that should be faced with a sense of realism.
Every day tens of thousands of students are walking on campus, going to classes, meeting up with friends, going to sporting events and participating in student organizations. However, besides each student being a part of the University of South Carolina, there is one commonality that ties us all together. That is our constant use of our phones.
If you are currently a student at USC, you have definitely noticed some changes within this school year and the previous school years. With the closing down of multiple Five Points bars over the summer, stricter ID scanning and a greater police presence in Five Points, there seems to be a change happening around bar culture.
Finding a balance between what you are doing in college is hard. If you are an incoming freshman, this holds especially true. You are on your own for the first time and have full control over what you do with your time. For upperclassmen and graduate students, you have to be able to find a balance between schoolwork and personal time. With all of that in mind, a good solution to accomplishing your full routine is to wake up early.
College is a new experience for us all. I know that sounds obvious, but we often don’t take the time to reflect on what our college life means so far. For many of us, it is our first time away from our parents and family. If you are from out of state, you are leaving friends behind that you may have known for your entire lives.
Movie: To Sleep with Anger
Every time I step on campus, I notice one thing: People dress horribly for class.
A lot of college students don’t like reading. I know that is ironic since you are reading right now, but many students don’t read books casually. While reasons vary, I blame the school system. Specifically, primary and secondary schools do not instill a desire in students to read.
Movie: “THX 1138”
Movie: "The Squid and the Whale" (2005)
Prison reform is a hot-button issue. However, it doesn’t have as much media coverage as it's had in the past, and our generation seems very uneducated on the topic. Prison reform is the goal of improving conditions inside of prisons, improving the penal system and implementing alternatives to incarceration.
Everyone has their own definition of success. Some people think it’s a financial goal, others think it’s eternal happiness. Ultimately, it is the output of our hopes and goals. However, a lot of people don’t think like this. People get stuck on what is preventing them from achieving success instead of growing from it.
Movie: Beautiful Boy
My generation, Generation Z, consumes music differently than any other generation in the past. Our listening habits and overall musical interests are unique with streaming technology and smartphones allowing our generation to consume and discuss music on a global scale.
Everyone on the University of South Carolina campus looks like a zombie. I don’t mean that everyone is a monster, I just think that everyone is simply going place to place.