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The Globe’s Point – One semester won’t hurt you

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Grades and academic success are very important to the average college student. It is actually required to have an adequate GPA to participate in most school functions and to even stay in school.

The majority of the student body dreads writing papers or taking tests, and at the end of the semester, most of us procrastinate for weeks.

Whether you are sitting on a 4.0 GPA or are weeks behind in your assignments — when the curtain falls on yet another semester, we here at the Globe want you to know that this semester does not define your success.

College will certainly test the limits of what you can handle; it is not for the faint of heart. If you have to deal with the stress by dropping a class and taking it again later, it’s okay.

It’s not uncommon for students to have really bad semesters, but there is always another semester and there is no shame in staying longer or taking extra classes. Sure, paying extra money is no one’s dream, but it doesn’t mean you’re a bad student.

Pick yourself up, write that paper and try again. Everyone learns differently, and that’s perfectly okay.

Pick your head up, and look forward, because however this semester ended for you, it’s going to be in your past. In the words of Rafiki from the “Lion King,” “The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.”

Some people may say, “pain is temporary, but GPA is forever.” This is untrue. Grades do not equal intelligence. Don’t let one C steal your sunshine.

We at the Globe believe every student at Point Park strives to do their best. You can’t do more than your best. Bad semesters do not change that and we believe that our student body can succeed in academics and in life. 

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