This year at the University of Pittsburgh… it has been one for the books, when I first started writing this post we were at 50 bomb threats, and now we’re at 145. Yes I did say bomb threats. The University has been facing tough times with someone claiming bomb threats on the campus, making students evacuate from classes during the middle of the day, and evacuate from dorms and on campus apartments during the middle of the aka between the times of 2 and 4 am. You would think missing a lot of classes as a college student for something that wasn’t your fault would be fun, but it’s not. Most classes build off of each other and so you won’t know the information for next year because our teachers have to keep going. Or when your exam gets pushed back 2 weeks, meaning you’ve missed 2 weeks worth of class, and now you have to make up the classes on Saturdays… yeah it absolutely sucks.
It’s safe to say that as a campus we’re pretty stressed out. I’m not going to lie that now when I hear any type of loud noise siren like noise, I jump and am concerned. After being evacuated from my building only once at 4 am, I didn’t sleep for the rest of the week worrying was it going to happen again. I feel bad for many of the freshmen dorms who have been evacuated multiple times during the middle of the night. A lot of students have left campus and luckily a lot of teachers have provided accommodations to help them finish out the school year without a G grade.
I guess what I’m getting to is that with all of these distractions it has become increasingly harder to study for classes and focus on them wondering if you’re going to be evacuated from the building or even have the class. To get your mind off the goings on around you sometimes the best way to do something is to read a book that is not required. A book that allows you to escape into a different world so that you can forget about the one you’re in.
Unfortunately I did not have a book to read so I ended up sleeping a lot during the middle of the day because I wasn’t sure if I was going to be allowed to sleep through the night, but my advice is to try and read a book.
Until Next Time
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