BGP Senior Edition : College is Stressful ASF


College: a place where young minds are meant to flourish, absorb knowledge and of course, make dumb decisions. However, nobody mentions that senior year will be the most difficult year of your life.

Why? Because you are constantly worrying about what happens after college. I find myself writing this article stressed and drowning in homework while still being an active student leader on campus. And of course, society still wants me to plan for the future, as if I have the time.

Did I mention I hate the future?

I hate how much pressure seniors receive when it comes to our last year. Most of us are struggling, still intoxicated from the night before and just oblivious to life all around us. I’ve never been this overwhelmed in my life. If I had known it would be be this stressful, I would have stayed in sophomore year forever.

You think you’re stressed now? But wait! There’s more.


If you are among the overachievers like myself, your planner is currently filled with a “to-do list” for post-graduation. That being said, I am here to tell you: LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE, SIS!

School work, graduation, your job and becoming an adult will always be there. This is your last time to enjoy your college experience. Make sure you’re being productive, going to senior seminar, and also making time to hang out with friends, text your parents back, and of course indulge in some extra-curricular activities *Wink Wink*

We don’t get younger, we get older every hour so make sure this last year or last semester is full of fun memories because you have all the time in the world to deal with the future.

Here’s a few tips to make sure you aren’t getting premature wrinkles or having an anxiety attack every other hour.

  1. Have a responsible drink…or 4 (Must be 21 years old, obviously)
  2. Try to get the most important and tedious assignments out of the way first (Especially if you have Professor Homestead!)
  3. Indulge in extra-curricular activities at least 4 times a week (Safely of course)
  4. Have a game night or a turn up night with your friends at least once a week  (A little gossip never hurt)
  5. Take a nap as frequently as possible (It’s good for the soul)  

If you have your own way of taking a break that doesn’t stress you out more, INDULGE! This is your last time being an undergrad, and I refuse to let my fellow classmates miss out on just having fun and being stressed!


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Dnysha is a third year New England College student pursing a a Bachelor's Degree in Communications. She is a very active member of the NEC community whether she's hosting events, working as an RA, or organizing functions for Amazing Minority Girls Unite where she works as club President. She has been involved with The New Englander for several years as Social Media Editor and currently writes a column entitled, Black Girl Problems. Dnysha will be graduating in Spring 2019.
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