Seniors reflect on spring semester, campus traditions

By Chelsea Weeks, Assistant Features Editor

People often think of spring as a laid-back time that involves watching baseball and cleaning out the closet; however, on Bison Hill this semester is a time booming with energy.

As seniors embark on their last semester at OBU, they reflect on the events and feelings felt during their many years on Bison Hill.

The spring semester offers various opportunities to join a club, get involved in a weekly ministry and attend many events. Samantha Thompson, a senior psychology pre-counseling major, discusses her favorite spring semester event.

“Spring Affair would have to be my favorite event because it’s a great time for the campus to come together and see the talent in our student body and you get to dress up,” Thompson said.

With work, school, club events or graduation quickly arriving, it is easy to become anxious. Lauren Morgan, a senior psychology and pre-counseling major, explains what she is nervous about regarding the spring semester.

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Seniors Samantha Thompson and Lauren Rezek reminisce about moments OBU. / Courtesy Photo

“I think I am most nervous about post-grad life,” Morgan said. “Everyone always asks you as a senior, but sometimes you don’t have an answer. Currently I’m not really sure what that looks like, but I know the Lord is faithful and already has great plans for me. Right now, I will just focus on being intentional with my time left here at OBU.”

Although the future can be nerve-wracking and the constant flow of assignments overwhelming, there are many positive things to be excited about in the spring semester.

“I love spring semester because it really flies by. One second it’s February first and then it’s dead week,” Lauren Rezek, a senior psychology major, said.

Another senior explains what she is excited for outside of OBU.

“I’m probably most excited about all of the possibilities out there,” Morgan said.

“I have spent almost four years here growing and learning about myself and the world around me and now I get the opportunity to use these gifts I have to make an impact. OBU has been an amazing home, but now I get to figure out my calling in this world. The possibilities are endless.”

With the new semester comes new goals.

“Some of the things I wish to accomplish are one: pass all of my classes and graduate; two: take every opportunity to make memories that will last way past graduation; three: use my influence here as a senior to be a source of encouragement and wisdom to the underclassmen,” Morgan said.

“Lord knows I have failed many times, so if someone can learn something from my mistakes, I’m happy.”

Several seniors offered up many words of advice.

“Stay on top of your classes,” Rezek said.

“Don’t procrastinate too much because it’ll kill you at the end of the semester. For graduation, you can never start too early. Research graduate schools, if you plan on going to grad school, and talk to Marissa Lightsey about career options because finding a job after graduation can be pretty difficult.”

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