STORY BY EMILY VANSCHMUS
Spring break is what every college student looks forward to all winter – going somewhere fun or warm (or both), or laying in bed watching Netflix all day every day. If you’re anything like me, you had so much fun relaxing over break that all you really want to do is keep lounging around reading magazines or binge-watching whatever show you’re currently obsessing over.
Somehow, watching all eleven seasons of “Grey’s Anatomy” as soon as humanly possible seems a lot more pertinent to your future than studying for that big test next week. I mean, your future employers are probably going to quiz you on Netflix trivia in your job interview, so this is basically just setting you up for job security, right?
Unfortunately, the sad truth is that ‘McDreamy’ is probably not going to be one of the multiple choice answers on your big test next week. And if you choose to go the Netflix route instead of actually studying, your grade is going to suffer.
We’ve made it through the first half of the semester. We survived the brutal winter and the many inches of snow Iowa dropped on us. And now that the weather is warmer, watching Netflix while sitting in your hammock between the trees sounds like a pretty great alternative to sitting in Cowles trying to focus on your Chem textbook. It would be so easy to continue relaxing for these last seven weeks, especially with the warmer weather that should be arriving soon (knock on wood). But these last seven weeks can make or break your good grade in the class. Rather than sacrificing your GPA, trade in a few of those “Grey’s Anatomy” episodes for chapters in the textbook and you’ll thank yourself later.