10 things college students think over break

5 Thoughts Every College Student Thinks When They Come Home from College

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College is a great experience to explore life outside of your hometown. However, it can be nice to go home and appreciate life at home again. The following are five thoughts that go through the minds of a college student when they come home from college during a school break.

"Ahhh, it's so nice to be home!" 

Julia Sanders

After being away from your momma's home cooking for so long, it is easy to appreciate the little things that you love about being at home. You will finally get to eat food that isn't made in a dining hall and get to stuff your face with home cooked meals. Most likely, there will be no Ramen noodles on one's plate while you are at home. You may spend all day laying in bed and watching Netflix because breaks from college are the time to be lazy at home. Oh, and your bed is SO COMFY! You forgot how comfortable it is since you are used to a dorm bed or the uncomfortable bed you have at your apartment in college.

While driving around your hometown, you may reminisce about the times you and your friends met at that Dairy Queen after practice in high school or the time you and your best friend sleighed down the giant hill in your neighborhood when it snowed. All the great memories you had of growing up might pop up in your head and bring you back to many happy times. After all, it's easy to appreciate the things that you missed.

"When was this stop sign put here?" 

Julia Sanders

While you were away from college, time didn't stop. In fact, construction seemed to speed up as you left for college. If you haven't been home all semester, it is easy to come home and be shocked by all the new construction that has occurred in your hometown. Suddenly, the Chick-fil-A in your hometown has been remodeled, and there is a new stop sign down the street from your neighborhood, and a new round-a-bout down the street from your grandma's house. These changes definitely take some time getting used to.

"I missed my furry friends and human friends so much!" 

Julia Sanders

There's not a better feeling than seeing your favorite furry pal wagging their tail in glee as they see you. No matter what kind of pet you have, coming home and seeing your favorite animal is the best feeling ever because they are so cheerful and happy to see you, especially if you have been gone all semester. Also, it's great to see friends from high school that you haven't seen in so long since you both went to different colleges.

"But it's been four days and I'm already bored. Now what?" 

Julia Sanders

There are so many episodes of Friends and The Office that you can watch before you go almost completely insane from boredom. It isn't long before you text your friends and ask them to go on day trips to the mountains or to go shopping with you so you can just get out of the house and away from Rachel Green's and the other Friends characters' shenanigans. You try to remember what you and your friends used to do for fun in your hometown, but your mind goes blank. You begin to wonder how you made it through life without the fun and entertaining, endless things to do in your college town.

"I'm ready to go back to college." 

Julia Sanders

Before you know it, break is ending and it's time to go back to college, but I guess it's for the best because you were getting bored being at home anyways. For University of Georgia students, it is almost impossible to stay away from the Classic City for too long. In fact, for some students, college becomes a second home to them because it is where so many great memories have been made.

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Growing Up Catholic And How It Shaped Me

"I like being able to believe there is more to life than our time on Earth."

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Ever since I can remember, I have attended church every Sunday morning. Not always at the same church, but always at the same time with all the same people. I've never known anything different.

Both of my parents are Catholic and so are their parents and so on and so forth. I attended religious education classes my whole childhood and when I was 15, I chose to get confirmed which basically says you are choosing to continue your faith.

As a kid, I didn't really understand why we went to church every Sunday and there were some Sundays where I just didn't want to get out of bed to go. When I'm on the verge of not going to mass I tell myself that it is just 1 hour of my time, 1 hour each week and that is all I have to give. Everyone has 1 hour to spare.

Now that I am older, I'm grateful my parents have introduced me to the Catholic Church. I like having something to believe in and being able to have faith. I'm a huge optimist in my daily life and a big part of that is because I trust God's plan for me, whatever happens is with his best intentions for me. I like being able to believe there is more to life than our time on Earth.

It seems that the word "Catholic" has a negative connotation nowadays and that makes me extremely sad. No one should be judged or profiled based on their religion.

Being Catholic to me means always striving to better myself and bring myself closer to God. Being Catholic might mean something else to another person and that's what is great about religion and faith, they affect everyone differently and it is up to you to decide what to do with these 2 things.

At the end of the day, I am grateful for being brought up in the Catholic family I was because it gave me my morals and made me the person I am today, whom I am proud of.

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Bulldogs Get Their Shot At Professional Baseball

Four Georgia Baseball players were selected through the first two days of the MLB draft. The Bulldogs garnered national attention in the 2019 season after an impressive 46-17 record.

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Georgia baseball has been steadily improving ever since a string of sub-.500 finishes over the past decade. Consecutive appearances in the NCAA Regional Tournament shows the nation that Athens is once again a powerhouse. Even Major League Baseball is starting to take notice.

1. Aaron Schunk - 62nd pick, Colorado Rockies

Schunk was considered a two-way prospect going into the draft. He split his time between third base and closing pitcher. A winner of the Triple Crown award, Schunk had 15 home runs and 58 RBIs with a batting average of .339 as the Bulldog third baseman. As the closer, he had 12 saves with a 2.49 ERA. The position assigned to him by the Rockies was third base but he is likely to still get an opportunity to pitch in the minor league system.

2. Tony Locey - 96th pick, St. Louis Cardinals

A semifinalist for the 2019 pitcher of the year, Locey had a season ERA of 2.53 accompanied by an 11-2 record. His season was somewhat of a surprise after having a 3.92 career ERA at the collegiate level. MLB teams typically look at a number under 3.00 as being impressive. The Cardinals expect Locey to continue his upward trajectory.

3. Tim Elliott - 126th pick, Seattle Mariners

Another Bulldog pitcher comes off the board on the draft's second day. Elliott posted impressive numbers during his junior campaign with a 2.38 ERA and a 7-3 record. One of those seven wins came by way of the complete game which is becoming ever more rare in today's game. Originally coming to Georgia as a reliever, Elliott transitioned to a starter while posting a 3.10 career ERA across 41 appearances.

4. LJ Talley - 207th pick, Toronto Blue Jays

The best fielder on the team has shown yearly improvement with the bat which was the most crucial area needed for him to be on the MLB's radar. His fielding is solid with an appearance on the 2019 SEC All-Defensive team. Talley finished his senior season with a batting average of .332 accompanied by 8 home runs and 41 RBIs.

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