A 2-Years’ Difference


A look into the life of a member of the Junior class,

7:30 a.m. – She hears the dreaded sound of her buzzing phone, which means it is time to stop resting and start stressing. In the kitchen, she scarfs a protein bar down and makes her way towards the 8 hour “adventure.”

8:45 a.m. – Once she arrives, she is tested of her knowledge in a certain subject that she will not necessarily need to know to survive in the real world.

12:00 p.m.- After 3 hours of non-stop brain activity, she can take it easy with her 20 minutes of peace, or maybe not. Because her knowledge will be tested next period, on a different and unnecessary topic, she can only eat a couple of crackers and some pieces of fruit.

12:20 p.m. – Her “peace” is killed by another buzz, this time from the ceiling.

4:00 p.m. – At this time, her brain and her body are tested at her usual peppy and yelling-filled practice. She counts down until she can leave, literally. 5…6…7…8…

5:45 p.m. – Finally the girl arrives home, where she can have some time to not be on the ball 24/7.

7:30 p.m. – She fills the empty and growling monster in her body with delicious foods. After her meer minutes of bliss, she then goes back into her stressful mindset as she opens her backpack.

9:15 p.m. – Halfway done! Finished with one requirement and moving on with three more, while her “friend” named stress takes over and causes her to have a little bit of a breakdown.

11:30 p.m. – She did not finish her other requirements, but hey, she now has to now worry about college! She opens her big, fat book of random scenarios and answers to such. She reads and answers and reads again, hoping she will be even slightly ready for that next Saturday.

12:00 a.m. – To her, wiping off her dirt and grime is a blessing. The joy there is to take a break after a normal day.

12:30 a.m. – As she closes her eyes, the stress escapes her body, only to come back in 7 hours.


A look into the life of a freshman college student at The University of Arkansas,


8:00 a.m. – She wakes up, and initially is in no rush to get out of bed. As she puts on her comfy and calming slippers, she heads down to the Kappa kitchen to get her daily, fresh breakfast.

9:30 a.m. – After filling her belly, she sits down and prepares herself to focus on her tasks at hand, because these are the tasks she needs for the rest of her life.

11:15 a.m.  Moving towards her next task, she gets a little pep in her step, due to the fact that she is heading towards more knowledge and ways to survive in the real world.

1:45 p.m. – The stressful part of the day is over, the tasks have ended. She now gets to enjoy the rest of her day, not being on the ball 24/7… or does she.

2:00 p.m. – She says, “Yum!” as she eats whatever she is craving that day and is treated with the company of happiness, laughter, and her sorority sister. She gets to take her time to eat, digest, and listen to a juicy story.

3:00 p.m.- Realizing what tasks are upcoming in her schedule, she sits down and prepares for the 2nd and final exam of the entire semester, which is only a few weeks away.

4:00 p.m.- Breaking a sweat is not always easy, but when you can push yourself and know your limits, it is a breeze!

6:00 p.m. – She gets to fill her stomach again, because she has had such a “stressful” day.

6:30 p.m. – Opening her backpack gives her anxiety, but what for? Her requirements are not even supposed to be fulfilled until the end of the week! Yet, thinking this way will not help her make a good grade on her heavily weighted exam coming up soon. She faces her exam anxiety and treats it with a large ice coffee, the only thing that will get her through the night

9:00 p.m. – She goes ahead and does her requirements, because she wants a whole weekend to do whatever her heart desires. Again, maybe not the whole weekend because of you know what in some weeks ahead.

11:00 p.m. – After visiting with her roommate, grabbing some late night ice cream, and treating herself to a long and scentful shower, she heads sweetly to bed and is already ready for the next day.

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