Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
This time of year, the campus is an oxymoron. On one hand, the buildings are beautifully decorated for Christmas, and there's a tangible excitement for the upcoming break. At the same time, there's a tangible feeling of anxiety as deadlines approach and finals loom over our heads. However, there's really no better time of year because it's during this time that I'm able to not just witness but to also be a part of such a close-knit community.
Professors serve us breakfast for dinner at Cram Jam, and time is taken out of schedules for tree lightings and Christmas Vespers. Professors leave Christmas wishes in your mailbox, and clubs use meetings to write cards to each other or random strangers. The library becomes a hub for both work and play, but it's really the people who surround you that get you through these last weeks. The anxiety is balanced by a community that isn't afraid to go out of its way to accommodate the stress of the season. Even though we can't wait to be done with the end of the semester, the Westminster Community makes it tough to want to leave when it's over.
Megan Simpson is a junior public relations major.