End Of Finals Proves To Be Bittersweet To Some Students

By Chris Guzman
Staff Writer

tv_opedMONTICELLO – Finals are just about over at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. However, at this time of year, students either look forward to the semester to come or dread having to say bye.

   The fall 2012 semester was fun to a lot of students at UAM, but they know relationships either end or continue for at least another five months. Monticello isn’t a very big place, so many students create lifetime bonds between one another making it hard to say bye.

   Jaclyn Trinque, student at UAM, said she marked the last day of the fall semester on her calendar knowing she won’t be back for the spring 2013 semester.

   “It breaks my heart having to leave this place,” Trinque said. “All the great friends and people here made my time worthwhile, and I wouldn’t change it for the world.”

   Bittersweet would probably be the right word for students such as Trinque who created many memories to remember for the rest of their lives.

   On the other hand, students look forward to next semester knowing they have a fresh start and possibly new friends to add to the already growing list. Students returning next semester can’t wait to be back after the winter break is over. So much time at home and away from friends back in college makes a person miss not only the school, but the people they attend with as well.

   Tino Trujillo, student at UAM, says he has a great time getting to go home for the holidays, but once Christmas and New Years are over, he can’t wait to get back to his friends whom he considers his second family.

   “I really like it here,” Trujillo said. “I really didn’t think this place was going to be fun. But, after three years of being at UAM, I find myself ready and excited to be back every year …  knowing who will be there, and who is waiting for me to return.”

   Trujillo will surely continue to make friends and continue to build already strong relationships.

   UAM may not be the best place or the best choice for some students around the country, but maybe UAM is only cut out for a select few and those select few, which is every student at UAM, are the ones lucky enough to call this place a home.


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