In recent weeks, numerous complaints regarding the class cancellation policy here on campus have come to light. Whether it’s the dangerously cold temperatures or unsafe driving conditions, there are plenty of valid reasons why classes should be cancelled. I’m here to address a crucially important reason that has, until now, been grossly overlooked: the fact that I’m having a really, really bad day.
Let’s start with the fundamentals. It all started last night, when I realized I totally forgot to write my history paper. After hours of mind-numbing MLA citations, meticulous editing, and, yes, a little bit of Netflix binging, I finally got to put my head down… at 4 AM. Three short hours later, my alarm goes off for my freakin’ 8 AM. The fact that 8 AM’s are even legal is another story entirely.
Anyways, I’m trying to wake myself up, the sun hasn’t even risen yet, and I’m weighing the costs and benefits of skipping a shower for a few more minutes of sweet sleep. And get this–I live in Lawrinson Hall. That’s like a 5-10 minute walk to Newhouse. Which is just enough time for my Keurig coffee to turn lukewarm in my Tervis. It’s also uphill. Literally, bye Felicia.
The fact that all of these atrocities have been inflicted upon me solely as a function of school policy is absolutely inexcusable. I am paying $60,000 a year to be here, with the expectations that I can go to post-season basketball games, party at Castle Court, and lay for as long as I please in my Tempur-Pedic mattress-topper twin bed. Enough is enough: the administration has infringed upon my rights for too long.
Syverud, the student body has spoken. No longer will we tolerate your insolence, too many times now you have crossed the line. Student body: I will be holding a rally tomorrow in the comfort of my split-double to change our class cancellation policies. Because you know what? I shouldn’t have to go to class if I’m having a bad day. That just isn’t fair.