New Year’s resolutions can be exciting or terrifying. For some students, resolutions are nothing more than looming expectations that produce stress and guilt when not fulfilled. For others, these resolutions are symbolic representations of working toward a fruitful and productive year. Students shared what they wish to change or accomplish in 2015. Overall, many students are focused on creating healthier and more active lifestyles through exercise and clean eating. Others are striving to build more friendships and better existing ones. Academic success is also a major priority for students looking to start off the year with a higher GPA. For seniors, New Year’s resolutions may include plans to graduate, find a job, move into his or her own apartment or go to graduate school. Although New Year’s resolutions tend to vary, they all have a common theme: the hope for a brighter and happier future.
Darragh Joyce, Sophomore, Asian Studies Major
“My resolution is to get my car back and to avoid getting into another accident because I can be a terrible and erratic driver.”
Sarah Barge, Junior, Public Relations Major
“I want to eat healthier, learn to surf, get a PR internship for this summer, spend time meditating and relaxing every day to worry less and spend more time with people that I care about.”
Caleb Frizzell, Junior, Advertising Major
“My resolution is to call my mom more often. I’m going to start calling twice a week. When I went home over break, she made sure I knew she wasn’t happy about our lack of communication last semester.”
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