Oilers hope to gain academic and social success in 2016

New Year’s resolutions

By Jordyn Willis

For many, a new year and a new semester often means setting and accomplishing New Year’s resolutions. At The University of Findlay, students’ resolutions come in all varieties and are often about more than just academics.

“My new year’s resolution is to study hard, pass my classes, and pass my boards,” said Amanda Pye, graduate physical therapy student. “I want to have a great semester and be as prepared for my career as possible, since I am graduating in April.”

Many students focus on academic success primarily, but others hope to spend as much time with their friends as they can before they graduate.

“Of course, I hope to get good grades and to study as hard as I can, but I also hope to spend as much time with my group of friends as I can before we graduate this spring,” said Lana Attar, senior education major. “It’s still crazy to me to think that four years has gone by this quickly for all of us, it feels like no time at all.”

Getting good grades is the common goal, but other students have broken it down even farther than that. Some have even created more specific goals that will lead to better grades in the end.

“My New Year’s resolution is to plan better so that I feel more in control of my studying and my list of things to do. I think that is a key component to being on top of your classwork,” said Cecelia Gebien, senior biology major.

According to USA TODAY, the top five New Year’s resolutions among college students for 2016 are to attend class more often, come to class prepared, stop procrastinating, apply for an internship, and network more for future careers.

Although college students seem to have a specific mindset when it comes to New Year’s resolutions, with classes and grades at the forefront, some goals seem to be common throughout the general public. Some of the most common among these are to work out more and to spend less time on social media.

“I’m always impressed by how many people are in the FRC when we come back from winter break,” said Pye. “I give credit to the people that are sticking to their resolutions of working out more.”

As for the most popular New Year’s resolutions for 2016 according to iTV’s “What are the Most Popular New Year’s Resolutions for 2016?” the top five resolutions are to stop smoking, cut down on alcohol, achieve a better work/life balance, exercise more/lose weight, and to spend less time on social media.

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