OPINION: Simple ways to beat boredom


Taulbee Jackson is a first-year intended communications major
from Cloverdale, Indiana.

So far, I know that college has been a good experience. I have yet to hear one complaint from anybody about classes, about living conditions or meeting new people. Sure things are weird at first, but by week three or four, everything is fine, and everyone seems to be feeling pretty good. Yet, this surely will not last forever.

Eventually people are going to grow weary of the schedule they’ve set for themselves. It happens to people who live in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and it especially happens to people who grew up in a small community (myself included).

Feeling jaded after awhile is a totally normal reaction to life, if you’ve been doing the same thing for three or four or 19 years. The trick is getting past it. So here are five things you can do to shake things up in your life.