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Your Lyrics To Your Mid-Semester Blues

Sandra Elien

Having mid-semester blues? Are you looking for ways to lift your spirits? Seniors, especially, are inclined to experience these emotions. Even though you may not be among those counting down the days until graduation, it is probable that you may already feel the need to keep your spirits up. Not to worry; we have got you covered on the issue affecting many students in the C.W. Post community. According to, there are a variety of happiness boosters people can try in order to promote happiness.

As a graduating senior, there are many thoughts lurking in your mind. Preparing for final exams, revising term papers, attending activities during senior week, and the possibility of finding a rewarding career after graduation are many possible things preoccupying you. Well, you’re not alone. As a matter of fact, there are many students graduating this year who are having the same concerns. Anthony Cosenza, business administration major, said that he is “just trying to get through it.” Common hour, which is held Mondays through Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m., is another great way to release concerns and disturbing thoughts. However, Cosenza said, “common hour is stupid and just holding people back.” Another student, Vinod Reddy, a biology major, agreed by saying that “common hour forces people to go on a break.” Reddy further added, “some people would rather get all their classes done with, rather than wait through common hour”

One way to alleviate your mid-semester blues involves planning a trip. Although going on vacation right now may not be appropriate, AOL Health stresses that the actual planning is what counts. In a research study that measured the happiness levels in adults living in the Netherlands, researchers found that those who took the time to plan their vacations were happier, even before they left for their trips. Can’t afford a vacation? Are you in need of something right now? Need a quick fix? Try therapy. Therapy is another happiness booster featured in AOL Health. As a matter of fact, the Student Counseling Center on campus is available by appointment Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Although keeping your spirits up is what matters right now, the Student Counseling Center is available to talk about any issues affecting students on campus. The Student Counseling Center can help you with eating disorders, crisis intervention, physical and psychological abuse, among numerous other troubles and concerns.

Are you worried about those final exams? Check out the departments tutoring services to help you grasp those concepts. Need help revising term papers? The Writing Center is available by appointment while school is in regular session. The Writing Center has even expanded its services by incorporating “After Hours,” which runs Mondays through Thursdays from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. when you can call in to ask quick, specific questions or chat on Skype. There are no excuses. Worried about finding a career after graduation? Check out Career Services in Kumble Hall, where you can find a variety of helpful resources. These resources include workshops to help you prepare for job searches, as well a Job Bulletin where job postings are available. Graduating from Post can bring about many feelings of happiness and also of anxiety. Just remember the many resources mentioned to help lift your spirits.

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