The Globe’s Point – Staring down the gauntlet with style

Written By Globe Editorial Staff

It’s official, the Point Park student body and faculty have successfully made it through the first week of classes.

As a member of this community, you may be feeling energized and prepared to take on the rest of the year. Or, you may already be feeling wiped out and ready to throw in the towel.

If you are the latter, then read this piece closely.

We, at The Globe, are not going to act as if a few encouraging words are enough to get through a year of college because that’s simply not the case. The truth of the matter is that college is difficult. In fact, it is extremely difficult, it’s why a college degree is so valuable and they don’t just give them away.

It can be easy to get swallowed up by all of the work and 8 a.m. classes that lie ahead of you. It can be easy to cower in fear, and it’s normal to do so. It’s also normal to constantly contemplate dropping out.

The next time you consider giving up, remember that you can do one of two things. You can let the fear beat you down, or you can stand tall and stare down the challenges to come like a pro.

So, the next time your professor in that one class ups the ante and assigns something that seems impossible, consider rising to the occasion. Once you experience one victory, you hunger for more and can start your winning streak.

Also remember that college, especially the academic part, can be a battle, but you are not alone in the fight. You can always look to some successful alumni to prove to yourself that the battle can and will be won.

So, get out there and put ‘em up, Pioneers.