Xavier taught me to balance it all

By: Ray Humienny ~Campus News Editor~ A part of growing up is realizing you’re not a kid anymore – physically, at least. To attest to this, I’ve barred any media that contains the terms “graduation,” “adulthood” or “grace period” from entering my cerebral cortex. As an added precaution, I’ve figuratively buried myself with enough physical and mental labor this final semester to refrain from conceptualizing the end of undergraduate studies. Unfortunately, I burned out quickly, and I began to experience signs of early onset senioritis sometime in March. Luckily for me, my only symptom thus far consists of weekly “I can’t … Continue reading Xavier taught me to balance it all

Learning how to “adult”

The art of learning how to take life in stride So, graduation is in a month. That means I am supposed to be a real person and start doing real-person things like balancing a budget and filing taxes. I’m supposed to be able to prepare balanced meals for myself and pack healthy lunches to eat in the break room at work. However, I have a problem with this “lifestyle” for a number of reasons. First of all, what does balancing a budget even mean? It sounds miserable and boring. Just the idea of learning how to do it makes me … Continue reading Learning how to “adult”

What Timehop doesn’t tell you

My Timehop tells me that April 1, 2011, was the day that I announced to all 350 of my Facebook friends that I would be attending Xavier University that fall. Four years later, I stand at the brink of leaving the place that has not only become my home, but has been my support system and, despite frustrations for so many reasons, has become my own sanctuary. Before I came to Xavier, I had it all figured out. I swore I knew who I was and what I wanted to do with my life and had a foolproof plan of … Continue reading What Timehop doesn’t tell you