Sidewalk Symposium: New Year’s resolutions

Students around campus share a few of their new year’s resolutions to kick-start the new semester.

Starting off the new year and new semester with positive goals is important for many students. According to Forbes Magazine, most resolutions only have a 46% success rate. Nevertheless, these resolutions create beneficial goals which encourage individuals to set different expectations for themselves. Some of these goals range from maintaining a better lifestyle through eating and sleeping more or engaging in personal hobbies that one wishes to spend more time doing.

The Trinitonian asked students inside of Coates Library and outside of the Center for the Sciences and Innovations (CSI) about their New Year’s resolutions.

Freshman, Sabrina Cinque (Samuel Damon)

Sabrina Cinque, first-year biology major

What is one of your New Year’s resolutions?

“One of them has to be to lose weight. I joined a powerlifting class last semester which has been really good for me.”

What else have you been doing?

“If I don’t go to that class, I work out on my own time, and I also have started to eat healthier.”

Sophomore, Trinity Herrera (Samuel Damon)

Trinity Herrera, sophomore finance and accounting double-major

What are your New Year’s resolutions?

“I really want to stay more on top of my school work and so far it’s been going great.”

Junior, Lena Partain (Samuel Damon)

Lena Partain, junior international studies major

What are your New Year’s resolutions?

“Honestly, waking up and going to class on time. Last semester I struggled with that, and I’ve been trying to be more disciplined with that this semester.”

How’s it going?

“So far, so good. I am going to all my classes.”

Junior, Vanessa Silva (Samuel Damon)

Vanessa Silva, junior art history and political science double-major

What are some of your New Year’s resolutions?

“My goal has been to read over 20 books and spend more time reading for pleasure.”

How’s that going for you?

“It has been going really well. I am currently on my third book. I am reading “Giovanni’s Room” by James Baldwin.”

Junior, Malcolm Gavigan (Samuel Damon)

Malcolm Gavigan, junior biology major

What is one of your New Year’s resolutions?

“To get eight hours of sleep. I really feel like I have been able to [sleep] more, and it has been great to get that sleep.”