Solidarity forever


Sarah Lentz, Opinion Editor

It’s that time of the year when if you enter any public space and stay there long enough you’ll hear Andy Williams croon at you that “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.”

If you’re a college student, you know Mr. Williams is a filthy liar.

As we all know, that time after Thanksgiving and before Christmas break is Satan’s happy fun time. For everyone. In every college. Ever.

Trust us, we know the rest of the student body is as stressed out as we are. We feel your pain, students. Yours truly had not one but two panic attacks yesterday, so we can mop up what you’re spilling.

However, it’s important to remember that this time is hard on the faculty and staff too, especially this year, since we came back and had to deal with nasty weather.

The custodial staff had to get up earlier than all of our lazy bones’ and come back from their nice breaks to scoop snow, salt sidewalks and occasionally clean up ceiling tiles that got so saturated with leaked water, they collapsed onto the floor (thanks, Roxy).

We don’t think we’re stretching the imagination to think the faculty may be feeling the same types of pressure the students are. We’ve all had that one professor who gets really easily distracted during the first half of the semester only to realize they have to cram teaching ten chapters into two and a half weeks. And let’s not forget, someone has to actually grade all of those assignments the students have been whinging and moaning about every week.

We know these last few weeks until the end of the semester can be brutal. But whether you’re sick of working non-stop on that eight-page research paper you have wisely been putting off since September or you’re having to deal with the minefield that is impending graduation, remember everyone who spends more than an hour a day at WSC probably feels the same way. Solidarity forever.

And above all, never trust Andy Williams.