By the time this paper reaches the stands, each student on Trinity’s campus will have successfully made it through their first week after spring break. This deserves a congratulations!  While many —  if not most —  of us are coping through the “spring break blues,” we must remember that spring has sprung, and we have plenty left to do.

It might seem difficult to drag up the motivation to combat our feelings of apathy and exhaustion, but chin up. As of March 20, spring has sprung. With the excessive amounts of pollen piled outside our windows, spring has also given us a fresh beginning. Nowruz, also known as the Persian New Year, is celebrated on the vernal equinox of each year (March 21, this year). This day celebrates the new beginning brought by the longest day of the year, as well as the start of spring. Traditions of Nowruz vary depending on culture, but there is a world-wide attitude of starting fresh and looking forward to what is to come.

Use this celebration to change the attitude of trudging through the semester to one of looking toward opportunities ahead. You might be looking forward to graduation and experiencing the so-called freedom of true adulthood, or an exciting summer internship that will give you a glimpse of your future career or, if you’re lucky, to a lazy summer with no concrete plans. Whatever your plans may be, use them to motivate you during these last few weeks of our spring semester. Before you know it, this semester will be over and you will be starting fresh, yet again, in the summer.