|Dealing with change makes all the difference|
|Friday, 18 April 2008|
Change is overrated.
However, things are always doing it. And nothing can stop it even when it makes everyone’s life that much harder.
These may seem like obvious observations, but it is important to note the specific characteristics of change.
We also know that change is prevalent on this campus. We all can see the changes taking place at BC, such as the new dorm, new rules and graduation.
We also hear about change. Even in this newspaper we reported the story of the tennis program, details of how room draw will differ from previous years and new faculty.
Change surrounds us and everything we do in life, including life here at Benedictine College.
Nonetheless, it is still overestimated.
We all realize that things change, but it is the value of handling them that proves to be valuable. And this is not something that hasn’t been said before, either by your parents or teachers somewhere along your life.
But if we do all realize this predicament, then why are there so many complaints existing on our campus today?
Face it. This campus is not the best at dealing with a change.
You aren’t the only one that thinks the food here is sub par or that the facilities aren’t the greatest. But we all deal with it for one reason or another.
We realize that these are significant issues that are on this campus, but on the other hand they aren’t the end of the world.
The thought that change happens isn’t the reason that makes this idea so important, it’s the way we cope with it.
Many seniors are dealing with the possibilities of changes that will happen in the next month, and where they go in life is heavily weighted upon their next move.
Their tenacity and persistence will be tested, but their ability to deal with change will be the real difference maker.
Kevin Cronin once sang “you got to keep on rolling with the changes” in his band REO Speedwagon.
Albeit a rather obscure reference, but the lyric makes a valuable point to both soon-to-be graduates and current students who are facing the possibilities of a different school come next fall.
Students here must find a way to overcome these obstacles and the school can do nothing to improve this skill. It is necessary that the student finds his or her own way by themselves.
That is what students at this institution should pride themselves on.
That quality is something that all students should strive for during their careers here, and you’ll find out soon enough if you embraced the challenge or if it chewed you up.
Then, an even greater change will be witnessed on this campus. We might even think that REO was on to something. Just maybe.
Editorials written by The Circuit Editorial Staff. The Staff consists of The Circuit managing editor Vincent Brennan and eCircuit managing editor Rachel Sawin. They can both be reached at
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