Senior Problems: You’re not playing in the sand-box anymoreThursday, June 07, 2012 By Clara Nelson
As a junior you’re all excited and giddy about finally getting to your senior year, but then it hits you that you’re going to be moving out of your house. In most cases that’s a good thing, but what about all the added responsibility? Being a senior isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. You’ll have to do your own grocery shopping, pay your own bills, manage your own budget...the list goes on and on. Nobody will be there anymore to catch you when you fall. Here are the top things seniors have to worry about: Facing the Laundromat. Unless you want to go around wearing dirty clothes, someday you’re going to have to wash your clothes. You’ll go to a place with creepy fluorescent lights and washers and dryers stacked against the walls. For some of you, this might be your first time doing your own laundry. Good luck, and bring quarters. What i f you starve? A lot of universities make you live on campus where you have to buy a meal plan with your room and board. However, a lot of you won’t be living on campus where you are forced into buying a meal plan. So then you’re left to buy your own groceries. Thanks to our government subsidizing farms, the most inexpensive items at the grocery store are potato and/ or corn products. To stave off scurvy, make sure that you eat a banana every now and then with your Doritos. Lega l issues. If you’re moving into your own place, you’ll most likely have to sign a lease and a contract. A lease legally binds you to pay a certain amount of money over a certain amount of time. LEGALLY. You won’t be dealing with getting grounded for not paying your mom back for that t-shirt she bought you a month ago. Your landlord can (and will) evict you for not paying rent. And then what? You’ll be homeless. Please don’t be homeless. Pro f essors don’t take attendance. One problem that Running Start students have already encountered is the fact that you won’t be called to the office for skipping class. Peninsula College could care less about you skipping class and the same goes for other colleges and universities. Excluding athletes or rules in a specific class, you don’t get into any trouble for missing class. That leads to students going insane with their new freedom and skipping class every day. DON’T DO IT. IT WILL NOT WORK OUT IN YOUR FAVOR. EVER. What i f you run out o f money be f ore your next p aycheck? One word: Ramen.