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Gracyn Richardson and Trenton Bann

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These past couple of weeks have tested my strength. I thought that college was going to be hard and my social and work life easy, but it is the opposite. Spanish? Easy. Working a single day a week at my part-time job as a waitress serving mean customers? Hard! Recently, I worked a shift from five in the morning until two in the afternoon. I get yelled at by customers because their server goes on breaks frequently, and they haven’t had their order taken yet, and I get yelled at by my coworkers for not picking up their tables on the side. I’ve had people pour their drinks on me because they weren’t what they wanted, I’ve poured 200-degree coffee all over me because someone needed a freshly brewed pot because their coffee was cold. I don’t take breaks because I’m constantly covering the tables of my coworkers, but it all usually pays off. My average in tips is between $100-$250 on a good day, and the last shift I worked I made $132 while my coworkers made under $40.

My dilemma is about what I do, not the place that I do it at. After a long day of work, I realized I had locked my keys in my car, setting me back an hour to work on homework. After finally getting my keys out, I quickly went home and did homework. After a long night of rest and relaxation, I went out to my car the next morning to go get a coffee before work, and guess what? I accidentally left all of my tips in my car, and all $132 was stolen!

Hopefully, it’ll get better. Maybe I should get a different part-time job.

-Gracyn Richardson


While starting my senior year was exciting and I’m ready to finish school, I have also realized that I need still need to figure out what I want to do with my future. I have spent the past few weeks weighing my options. I’m not sure if I want to try and go to graduate school right away, or if I want to take a few years off and try to start a career right after graduating.

The truth is that even now I’m not entirely sure what I want to do after I graduate. I need to decide what my next path will be, but I am hesitant. I plan to start studying for an entrance exam, either the LSAT or the GRE, and maybe even take one this semester.

-Trenton Bann