Give me your tired, poor,huddled…students

     Everyone knows what the Statue of Liberty is, where it is located and what it represents (freedom for immigrants to our nation).
     However, fewer know that at the base of lady liberty is a sonnet called “The New Colossus.”
     It includes the iconic lines, “Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”
      While this may describe immigrants to the country, it also describes every student on this campus, and possibly campuses across the country.
     This semester, for some reason, seems longer than any other semester I’ve yet taken.
     I am not sure if it’s because we didn’t really have a winter, I had more time-consuming and exhaustive classes, or the fact that I ran into someone who almost ruined my college career, or just having more to study.
     When I was asked to write an editorial for the last issue of the Agora this semester, I was at a loss for ideas on what to write on.
     Normally, my editorials are complaints about SOMETHING, and for a change, I have no complaints, except I am tired.
     I am ready for the winter semester to be over with. I am ready for the next semester to come because it means I am one step closer to transferring to the University of Toledo to complete my four-year degree (and hopefully move on to Law School).
     I think my sentiments regarding the “winter” semester resonate with other students on campus, because it is the one complaint that most of have had since spring break – we are all tired and ready to move on to the next chapter in our college careers.
     It’s kind of funny that it is called a “college career,” because it is not something that I would consider a career – since there is no pay involved.
     If every different segment of your life is called a “career,” then I have had many, and a couple will continue until my last breath (wife and motherhood).
     Nevertheless, my last editorial for the last issue of the Agora for the winter semester is simply a way to voice the one common bond every student on campus mutters under their breath:
     “I am tired.”