April 5,1995 2 Campus Opinion EditoiialzClocks are ticking; heads are aching by Addie Tschamler As the great orator and former Brit ish prime minister Winston Churchill once said, “Worry is a spasm of the imagination. The mind seizes hold of something and simply cannot let it go.” Tell me about it! The spring of the year for us col lege students always seems to unfold with, not only budding azaleas and dogwood trees, but also unyielding stress and less than a good night’s sleep. It’s the usual routine for profes sors - you know; their class is the only class you have, so why not assign a three-page paper, give a test and double homework aU in the same week?! It seems the closer you get to the end of the year, the more obstacles appear in your path. Your parents con tinue to give you the spill about orga nizing your time, but your life is just one bigmaze. You’re constantlybump- ing into walls that you cannot over come, so you must try to find your way around. My dad wrote me letter just recently that ended by saying: “Re member we are striving for a B-average this semester.” “We” are? It takes two to make a "we" and the only one that seems to be striving is me! And striving I am - struggling is more like it. As students we are constantly aware that our final days at college each year appear to be held in the hands of a clock that seems to be spinning faster than our aching heads. And if exams and papers aren’t enough, we are laced with decisions to make about registra tion for next term, or what to do after graduation, or what plans to make for the summer. Well, I can honestly say that no one said it was going to be easy. I can also honestly admit that I never thought it would be this hard, but year after year I am proved wrong once again. But if you can’t deal with chaotic mazes and spinning clocks, don’t give up hope yet. The bridge from spring to summer isn’t completely obliterated. There are still pieces left that will take us to the other side. Sure, it will take some brain power to get there. But have faith, and you will. The first thing to remember is not to spend too much of your valuable time worrying about how it will aU get done. Take a deep breath and march on, taking on each obstacle as you come to it. The important thing is to not get stressed out. Let’s lace it; it doesn’t help. Worrying never made problems go away. They are still going to be there when you decide to stop worrying, so put it all behind you and move on in confidence that you can handle it, even if you have your doubts. Forget that weary-looking clock that seems to be dizzying itself. Take one thing at a time and walk on. 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