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Hey guys, Andy here.

I know I said that I'd write about the transportation this week, but I'll get to it next week. I got something on my mind.

I'm worried. I am having a hard time in Economics. Never really understood what is going on and honestly, I don't know how I am going to do in the finals. I'd say I'm a pretty good student. In my freshmen year, my GPA was 3.85 in the first semester, and a 3.4 in the second, amounting to a 3.55 GPA overall. So I do try and I want to be the best student I can be. But I am in the risk of not being able to repeat because of Economics. I want to do well, but sometimes it just doesn't go your way. That's where the leading question comes in.

Often times, we come out of high school thinking that college is the real deal, because it really is. People tell us all the time that we need to perform well academically, and that this is what decides your future. I understand that. I understand all of the importance. But what does that do to the students?

All of this leads to unnecessary pressure to the students to perform at a level in which they cannot handle. Personally, I think getting that high of a GPA in the beginning was the worst thing that could have happened to me. I got over confident and underestimated college.

The truth is, everyone wants to perform well academically. But it's not a bad thing if you are struggling in a class or two. Don't let anyone else tell you otherwise. Grades are important, I understand that. But your mindset over the course of the four years in college needs to be screwed on straight. Don't tell yourself that you're gonna be great at everything you do. Human beings are not perfect.

As for those who enjoy the challenge and do excel in everything, congratulations. I am serious. You are a gifted individual. But for students like me, we need to know our limits and set realistic goals. I am not a bad student by any means, it just means that I won't be getting As and Bs all the time.

As far as the economics class is concerned, we only have one more exam left for the semester. I am aiming for a 90. I need to do well, but I realized that a little more focus and hard work will reflect upon my grade. Good grades just don't come to you, you earn it.

So earn it. And don't let the pressure get to you. I wish all of you luck in the last few weeks left in the semester. Let's get through it together and perform to our fullest capabilities!

If you have any comments, feel free to express them. I would love to hear from you all.

Hey guys, it's Andy here. Hope you all had an excellent week.

So yeah I definitely ran out of ideas for this week. So I am going to write about some things in my life and on campus. But don't worry, I'm always thinking. It's just that right now is a very hectic time for students. Well at least for me anyway. Lots of tests, essays, and blah blah blah.

Anyhow, it's advising period. That means you get to meet with your adviser and talk about classes! Sounds awesome [sarcasm]! Hopefully you all know what classes you have to take so you don't cram it in the last second. Best advice? Plan out your classes early so you reserve your spot for classes. I probably shouldn't have told you I'm gonna lose my classes haha!

By the way, for all you hockey fans out there, the UMass Lowell hockey team is flat out terrible this year. Don't expect big things. We have a lot of young players on the roster. I think we will mold into a good core next year and beyond. Right now, it's tough.

Oh another thing to mention. For those who are withdrawing from any classes, don't feel bad about it if you are. It's not a bad thing. You realized what is best for you and you carried on with it. I have a friend feeling really bad about it and I told him it's not something to feel guilty about. Some classes are extremely hard to understand. It's natural. Just work a bit harder the next time around, and you will be golden.

I think I know what I'm gonna write about next week. A light bulb just went on on my head. I am going to write about transportation services! I've been hearing too many complaints from the students, and that's never good. But I also want to mention the perspectives of the bus drivers as well. This should be a good read, just gotta do a little bit more research. Check in next week!

Til then, stay safe and healthy.

Hey guys! It's Andy here and I have found an interesting topic to talk about! Finally right? I'll get right to it in a second. I hope you all had a good week. I didn't haha. A lot of tests/presentations and my team got crushed in a lot of intramural sports. Just not a good week haha.

So you guys have probably heard that Taco Bell is coming to Fox Hall on East. What was your first reaction when you heard about it? I'll tell you my reaction: it was like:


I realized that picture is a little big, but that should wrap up my reaction. So what does that mean for our campus? Where does that leave us in terms of "healthy food" for our campus? This Taco Bell replaces the great Mahoney's that's been a student favorite for a while.

On one hand, I do enjoy Taco Bell so I wasn't crying out loud or anything like that. But I think bringing in a name brand like Taco Bell wasn't so great for the campus and it really doesn't send a good message. Are we promoting this brand or something? Mahoney's could have made tacos...not to mention that there is a Taco Bell/KFC near South Campus.

You guys surely must have been/heard of to Subway on South Campus as well. It's a nicely run place, no doubt. But it's the same feeling I have in regards to Taco Bell. Do I have anything against these stores? No. But do I think it's not the most helpful thing on campus currently? That's a big yes.

Was all of this necessary? What do you guys think? Am I overreacting/reading too much into it? Leave your comments below!

Til next time,


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