Student Voices: How Was the First Semester?
By Genesis Garcia-Rizo
The Shoemaker Bugle went around campus asking fellow John Glenn and Southeast students about how their first semester has been. Here are some responds we’ve gathered:
Jonathan Sanchez: I can’t say that the semester has been so great as I planned. It has been rough from the beginning since I missed a week and got behind a bit.
Anonymous Senior: The semester has been pretty average for me, but that is because most of my classes aren’t that bad. If I had to say anything, Homecoming was fun, but I do feel like the semester has gone by fast. I have also felt a little bit of senioritis as well when it comes to some of my work. I haven’t been giving it my full effort, but not to the extent where my grades drop below an A.
Karen Lopez: The semester has been very hard when understanding some concepts in class. But it has been very fun, which makes it worth the struggle.
Erick Estrada: First semester has been quite physically and mentally demanding. Whether it be from homework or events outside of school, getting 2-6 hours of sleep a day, or trying to apply to as many UCs and Cal States or scholarships as possible, it has been quite the challenge; but I know it’ll be well worth it when I’m finally done.
Angel Bautista: This semester has been difficult in some classes and easier in others, but I’ve been able to turn in almost all of my assignments. I didn’t put as much effort into this semester as others.
Katherine Magana: This semester my classes have been more difficult but I learned how to manage my time better. I struggled in the beginning but I learned how to manage school better with a positive mindset.
Every student has had a different experience of their first semester whether it managing their time, understanding different concepts in class or submitting their college applications. Even through all the struggles, we encourage each student to always keep trying.
Shoemaker Bugle is very thankful to the students who gave their input to make this article. We wish both John Glenn and Southeast students to keep striving for excellence in the second semester!