It’s a new semester here at Pierce with a brand new year ahead of us, and there are plenty of things happening around the campus – both good and bad. With that being said, I’m going to be focusing on why this semester could have had a much better start.
Now don’t get me wrong, It’s not the end of the world just yet, but with the recent activities taking place around school, whether it be political, racial, financial, or educational, it’s hard to be optimistic going forward with your studies.
With really long lines the first couple of weeks at the student store, cafeteria, and student service buildings, it’s hard to get from point A to point B without having to go to one of these places first. And if you’re not prepared to wait anywhere from 30 minutes to even over an hour, you better start preparing because you will likely be taking part in this awesome bummer of what feels like a chore.
With our new President Donald Trump, students are also trying to figure out what the future really holds for them. Because of his presidency there has been a raging increase of protests all around the school district, and all around the world.
I had the opportunity to speak with student Berenice Tellez, a Mexican student who is in her second semester of her first year, about the start of the semester and why it hasn’t been a good start.
“Personally, my semester sucks because I’m more broke than I was last semester, but I also think in some way that has to do with Trump being elected. It stressed me out so much I stress ate and stress shopped,” said Tellez.
Other than the president stressing out the whole world, it was learned that Pierce’s online website was hacked by someone, forcing them to pay a ransom of money to them. So not only is Trump the president, but someone out there is either angry enough or bored enough to sabotage our school online system.
Besides everyone on edge with the presidency and school hacktivist, it has rained almost every other day since the start of the semester. Our drought may be no longer, but it doesn’t help students with motivation to go out and socialize with others who are also going through the same off-put start of the semester.
With all this being said, it is the start of the semester, and we have a couple of weeks left until spring break, so let’s pull our pants off the ground and dive into this semester with open arms in hopes of a much, much better semester.