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Out with the old, in with the new resolutions

Students share their New Year’s resolutions and aspirations for the next chapter
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Ellie Perrier

As the semester starts, students are already busy on campus. Many of them have begun practicing and integrating new positive habits into their lives and routines. Whether that be starting a new hobby, spending time with family, getting involved or exercising more, the new year establishes a new chapter of growth for many. Self-improvement, personal milestones, adopting a spirit of determination, improving motivation and working on a more accomplished future and sense of self are just a few of the changes within new resolutions.
Zach Joch, sophomore finance and economics double-major, hopes to be more proactive when it comes to studying and doing school work to avoid getting behind in any classes. Joch reflected on 2023 and said that he experienced a lot of new challenges like making friends, taking harder classes and learning about life at Trinity.
“So far it is going good,” Joch said. “It is hard to judge long-term since the semester has just started. 2024 has been great so far. I am trying to definitely try new things, whether that be experiences, food or meeting new people this year. 2023 was a challenging but rewarding year that I will look back at fondly.”
Joch mentioned that he has spent a lot of time managing his routine and making sure he sticks to his word. Those habits have helped him achieve and focus on his goals and aspirations. Being proactive about his decisions allows him to work on himself and prosper in his environments.
Elizabeth Spuskanyuk, sophomore neuroscience major, has prioritized taking care of herself and taking time for her mental health this year. Spuskanyuk shared that sometimes being in college complicates this, but she has thoroughly practiced waking up early to give her time to reflect, open the window and drink some tea.
“I journal every night, too, which gives me a positive approach to my day and sets a good standard for myself,” Spuskanyuk said. “I also have been eating healthier, started going to pilates classes and have replaced my old habits like going on TikTok less and reflecting a lot more.”
Abby Schneider, junior neuroscience major, really enjoys being more involved in her communities, spending quality time with her friends and finding time to prioritize herself. Schneider is also an athlete on the women’s soccer team at Trinity. Now that the season is over, she has been busy and managing other parts of her life while also staying connected to exercising, spending time with friends and working hard in school. She feels as though 2024 has been treating her well through experiencing more in the career fields she is interested in and stressing less about the small things.
“I believe that everything you go through will teach you things about yourself and shape you into a stronger person,” Schneider said. “2023 was a good year and had its ups and downs, but overall it made me a better person, and that resonated with me.”

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Malika Chauhan
Malika Chauhan, Pulse Reporter
Hi, my name is Malika and I am a pulse reporter! I am a junior majoring in HRM Business and minoring in Psychology, and my pronouns are she/her. A fun fact about me is that I play the drums and know how to unicycle (but not at the same time)!
Ellie Perrier
Ellie Perrier, Illustrator
My name is Eleanor (Ellie) Perrier (She/They), I'm a junior art major working as an illustrator for the trinitonian. 90% of my closet is thrifted, and I love upcycling and sewing!

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