June 4, 2012 - 9:00 AM
Well here it is, my last dead week, ever. Dead week in the School of Journalism and Communications is usually our hardest week. It is the week where all of our term-long projects have to be turned in and final edits be wrapped up. Dead week is suppose to be a week to prepare for finals however, it is anything but relaxing.
If the University of Oregon were on the semester system then I would presume that dead week would be a breather. But when you only have ten short weeks to cram an entire course every class counts. We all must attend every class dead week because material we learn in those classes will be on the final. And in some classes they are taking their third round of midterms during dead week!
I am not sad to be done with dead weeks. The only thing that is starting to get to me is the fact that this is my last week of classes, ever. Sure, there will be finals next week but for all intensive purposes this is my last week of college. Nay, my last week of school. This is the last week of my life of knowing exactly how each day is going to go since Kindergarten. After this week I make my future. Yes, I technically have always had that option. It was my choice to go to classes and my choice to go to college. This was the logical and expected path to take though. Here's to saying goodbye to what I know and hello to a whole new world.