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Happy Winter Solstice!

December 21, 2012   

Even though I’m stuck in JFK for the next seven hours, I can’t help but celebrate (and mourn) the end of another semester. Sophomore year is halfway over, and while I’m so happy to be heading home to see my family and high school friends, I can’t help but be a little saddened by how quickly my college years are going by. (Also freaked out that I’m turning 20 on Monday. What is going on? Everything’s changing so fast!)

And while we may only be leaving for a month, everyone’s mood this week was a little dampened by the fact that we have to go for such a long time without seeing the people we live with for months on end. Even in classes of mine where there were quite a few students and none of us were all that close, there was a hint of sadness in the air as our professors dismissed us for the last time.

But with the end of one semester brings the beginning of another! (Usually.) As we all rush back to our homes for a well-deserved break, there’s the anticipation for a new year to begin. New classes, new professors, and, inevitably, new friends all await us upon our return to the Hill. (And it’s that thought that revives our holiday spirit, just a little bit more.)