6 Reasons Why Spring Quarter Is The Hardest Quarter
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6 Reasons Why Spring Quarter Is The Hardest Quarter

What do you mean I have to go to class?

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6 Reasons Why Spring Quarter Is The Hardest Quarter

The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, the beach is calling and you have seven quizzes, three essays and two midterms all next week. The amount of work isn't new — we're all used to getting wrecked as soon as we enter week four of the quarter. This happened Fall Quarter, it happened Winter Quarter, and now its happening again Spring Quarter. But for some reason Spring Quarter seems to be so much harder than the rest. Below are some of the reasons why Spring Quarter is the hardest quarter every time.

1. Sweaty walks to class.

The weather may seem nice when you're just standing there, but after a quick hike from one side of campus to the other, it gets hot real fast. There's nothing I love more than backpack sweat marks, a sweat-mustache and sticking to my plastic chair when I sit down in class.

2. Allergies.

If there's one thing I like even less than yummy sweat stains, it has to be the constant sneezing from everyone around me. You can hear the sneeze as it travels from one person to the next around the lecture hall and sometimes, if you're lucky enough, you can even feel it on the back of your neck.

3. It's the third quarter.

I've already gone through the hell of finals, not once, but twice this year. And I'm about to do it again. That knowledge is enough to break you, every time. So shhhh, let's all just ignore the fact that there is a third set of finals in this school year.

4. Semester colleges are done.

How am I supposed to go and take a quiz when every time I check Facebook or Instagram, there's a new post from one of my friends already enjoying their summer vacation? I'm sorry, Professor, but I need to leave class because apparently it's summer and the beach is about ten minutes away from here. And to all of my friends already on summer vacation, just know that I hate you.

5. The wonderful weather.

The sun is outside so I should be outside. I find myself staring out the window longingly, quietly chanting for summer to come sooner as I cry over my paper that's due tomorrow and the tests I need to study for. Why does the weather have to be so beautiful when I can't enjoy it?

6. Summer, summer, summer.

Even during week one after coming back from spring break, summer feels like it's just around the corner. We had a taste of the freedom, a glimpse into the rest of our summer, and we have no desire to do school work from that point on. It's a tease that destroys us for the rest of the quarter and there is no recovering from this summer-struck disease.


Spring Quarter is all of the pain and torture from the first two quarters, mixed with the overwhelming desire for summer, amplifying the torture by tenfold. I guess we're just going to have to plug our ears and close our eyes to drown out the sound of the ocean and to hide the bright blue sky. Before we know it, it'll be summer... Right?

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