Facing Adversities in College

All our lives we are told to do well in school so we can go to college and make something of ourselves.

No-one ever tells us that when we get to college the tons of stress that will be dished at us.

From the constant school work, we college students have to deal with maintaining our gpa’s, getting extracurricular work done, volunteering, peer pressure, deadlines, relationships, drama….


Commonly known as a misfortune or difficulty.

That is exactly what i am experiencing all in one semester. From the breakup with my boyfriend, remembering my routines for upcoming performances, turning in work, getting rest, not eating enough, constantly getting sick, joining organizations, financial aid, and preparing for finals.

It may not seem like a lot, but trust me it can get hectic at times.

You might think i need a psychiatrist! -I have considered it by the way. But, my mother and grandmother taught me to face my problems and not to be cowardly about things.

I think all college students can agree that college has can cause tons of adversities.

Its all about how you handle it i guess…and if i’m still here then i guess that says a lot.

Keep pushing.




How safe are we really?

My university has four entrance gates located on my campus. These gates are only open till around 8-9 p.m….every gate except the back gate.

This particular gate is left open all morning and all night. There is a guard on standby at this gate, however he is sometimes gone AWOL…which means any and everybody can come through that back gate.

Don’t get me wrong, our security guards do stand post majority of the time throughout the day. They do their job by checking decals and student id’s. But who is watching when the guards aren’t present?

I don’t know how everyone else on campus may feel about it but i live near those back gates. My apartment housing is the first thing you see once you enter the back entrance. So if there was a terrorist attack or god forbid any other crazy occurrence, i feel as though my life would be in jeopardy.

Also….how come my apartment housing doesn’t have any fire escape ladders for the residents on the upper floor levels?

There are signs in each suite about how to make it down the stairwell safely, but what if your suite is engulfed in flames and debris are barricading my room door….then what? Do i jump out my 3rd story window?

Just some food for thought….


Homecoming Rivals

Claflin University and South Carolina State University both have their own reputations. Some would say that Claflin is more of a prestigious or “stuck-up” university. Some would say SC State University is a party school or “diverse if you would.

However, when Homecoming comes around in November all of those differences go out the window…or “across the fence” as we SC State University students would say.

SC State University is known all across the state of South Carolina for our homecoming. People from all over attend our events, football game, tailgates, after-parties, etc…EVEN Claflin students.

Homecoming for SC State University usually begins on Nov. 1st. However, the student body tends to get hyped up the week before.

Claflin University on the other hand begins their homecoming on Nov. 16 throughout the 23rd. I personally have never attended their homecoming, nor have i heard anything “spectacular” about it in my 3 years here at SC State University.

However, i did take a glance at their homecoming itenarary and it looks like they have a lot to offer…just not as much as SC State University.

Claflin’s homecoming is filled with alumni gatherings, greek anniversaries, and luncheons.

SC State University has a more versatile atmosphere whereas people can come from all over and have lots of interesting activities to participate in.

Until someone shows me different, South Carolina State University will remain the reigning champions of “Homecoming”.