By Noelle Ashley, Contributor
The “always-on” mentality is a common pain which most, if not all, college students are familiar with. Between the struggle of graduating on time, getting involved in extracurricular activities for resume boosts, working part-time and the almost unfamiliar sleep and social life maintenance, there’s hardly enough time to breath throughout the day.
Rushing from one activity to the next is excruciatingly tiresome, but by sophomore year, most of us have become wizards at doing so. Let me set up a scenario that may seem similar to you:
It’s 3 p.m. and you’re hitting that mid-day block. You start to wonder how you’ve made it this far when your stomach chimes in for a not-so-subtle reminder. Here it comes, that incredibly audible grumble from the pit of your stomach.You’ve been so heavily focused on making it to class on-time and ensuring every assignment was printed, you forgot to grab some grub.
Don’t fret, it’s happened to all of us. As sitting down for a peaceful breakfast or lunch before classes and work has sadly been removed from our list of things to do during the day, students have learned to be creative.
For many of us, this leads to semi-polite crunching during class unless you want to risk crashing your car while attempting to get your nacho game on. Though we’re all aware this is a necessary deed in order to beat the 3 p.m. monster growling in our stomachs, it’s become quite ridiculous for some.