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Old Gold & Black

OPINION: Men’s Basketball just won’t back down
Abigail Taylor, Contributing writer • February 27, 2024

Letter from the Editors

One of the editors’ favorite hobbies is attacking random passersby with newspapers, including faculty members like Dr. Kim Rostan.
One of the editors’ favorite hobbies is attacking random passersby with newspapers, including faculty members like Dr. Kim Rostan.

By: Addie Lawrence and Elaine Best, Editors

A rush of colors has arrived on our campus. Our once green-clad trees are now blushing in reds and golds. Allergies and colds are awakened, and we’ve officially broken out the hot chocolate and apple cider to soothe our sore throats and chilly noses. As the cozy autumn slowly grows around us, we, on the other hand, continue to bolt through this semester.

It is always around this time of year when students feel like they have no time left. There is no time to finish this paper, there is no time to work on this project and there is especially no time to search for an internship or a job. College students are supposed to have it all: a social life, good grades and an endless fountain of ambition.

The editors are no exception. We’ve established a rhythm in our work, but we can’t let routine begin to rule our lives. Comfort is easy, a gentle break before we pick ourselves up again and charge toward the next obstacle. It becomes tiresome after a while, a drain on our energy. But we’ve found that staying put doesn’t help either. It’s like chewing gum that’s lost its flavor. So at points, it feels like we’re stuck.

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But the truth is that you cannot have it all. It’s heartbreaking, especially if you were hoping to join every club on campus, maintain a 4.0 GPA, go to every party and Pint Night, nurture friendships and relationships and try to master the art of finger puppets. You cannot balance it all, and that is okay (especially since the art of finger puppets will definitely lower your social life). You do not have to do it all to be successful, and sometimes it is hard to remember that fact.

So as we hit the midpoint of our semester, we’d like to remind Wofford to pause. Look around you. Are happy with the path you are following, or are you barreling down a trail that no longer is taking you where you want to go? Do you have good people in your life, or are you drained by the group you surround yourself with? What changes can you make that will make you feel better?

It may sometimes feel like you’re falling, but between the dead leaves and decay is a fresh crispness in the air and a pumpkin spice latte to bring the comfort back. And when you’re nestled under a blanket, letting your responsibilities drift away, we hope you’ll choose the Old Gold and Black as the medium for your relaxation.

If there’s one thing we know in this collegiate uncertainty, it’s that we love newspapers, writing for newspapers and editing newspapers. Happy fall!

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