College causes stressThursday, November 15, 2007 By Renee Ruffino
The word college is defined as an institution of higher learning, especially one providing a general or liberal arts education rather than technical or professional training according to www.dictionary.com. But to high school seniors, college can be defined as stress. The fact is as life progresses life will grow more stressful when students have to make decisions that will alter their lives. “[I had] a little [stress], it kinda grows as you get closer and closer to having to make the decision,” said senior Celeste McMillian. Most students want to excel in their education and wish to succeed greatly by becoming important members in society. While some strive for Butte College others are going up and above and beyond by applying to state and private university. “I heard that it’s better to go to a community college first,” said senior Jenni Boyett. “ While some hear of advice others share their opinion. “I know it definitely increases their stress.... and their work load,” said counselor Karen Olberg. Other students are concerned about paying for college. “Not really … just the how to pay for it,” said Boyett. Many students at PV have already decided what they want to do about college education. They already know what field they would like to have a degree in and what college his or her want to attend. “I knew since the fifth grade that I wanted to be a teacher,” said Boyett. College brings stress; this huge decision will affect a person for the rest of his or her life. As for some advice, “Have a plan and just stick with it,” said Boyett.