Ever since I had a week of terrible anxiety around this time last year, I have spent every day constantly reminding myself not to panic.
From getting out of my room, walking to class, what I’m going to eat for lunch, to what i’m going to be doing in 3 years, how I’m going to feel, who I’m going to hate, who I’m going to love and why, everything hits my bones and nerves like ice. I’ve been able to control it a lot better these past few months but I live with the constant reminder that it could spring out of anywhere for any reason like it did last year.
Anxiety is an awfully quiet devil but she lives loud inside of me.
hi i'm applying to syracuse this coming fall and i know you're. a student there. would you be able to tell me a little about your thoughts on the school or link to a post where you've talked about cuse? thanks in advance!!!
this is sort of my personal opinion on the school as a junior. I’m sure people have other points or preferences to add or disagree with what I have to say but, hey, this is what I’ve gotten from it.
Syracuse is a great school if you’re looking to get into the entertainment industry. Syracuse dominates behind the scenes of music, TV, radio, sports, etc… because of it’s programs in VPA and Newhouse. If that’s something you’re interested in, as I am, then SU is a good place to look into. Academically, it’s a strong school but the social scene here is just as important and crucial in making SU stand out from other schools. It goes much deeper than getting the #1 party school in America ranking.
If you’re really interested in the subjects that I mentioned above, you will have no trouble finding people who share those interests with you and you’ll start to notice how important those connections will become. It’s kinda like starting your own gang of likeminded people. You’ll learn just a much outside of the classroom as you did in it from these people and once you start working and developing what will become your career path, you’ll notice that those people will be there along the way in some way or another.
Greek life is a thing here but it only makes up about 30% of the total student body and I’ve never felt any sort of overbearing presence. I’ve also been lucky enough to find my good friends within the first month of school freshman year. It doesn’t always work out like that.
It gets super, super cold for a really, really long time. No matter what you might think, you’re not prepared for snow at the end of April.
There are a ton of magazines, clubs, organizations that are all really easy to get involved with. By the time you’re a junior, if you play your cards right, you’ll be running whatever you’re involved in so that’s nice and looks really good on resumes.
Sports are huge and fun to be a part of if you’re into that kind of thing. Passionate as hell about school spirit here which is pretty nice.
It’s a fun school, filled with a mix of people (some great, some good, some very…uh…boring) but if you find your niche, stay with your school work like most do, you’ll be having a great time and will actively be working towards a fruitful future. That sounded corny but it’s really true.