5th Column: The Triumphant Return
Jess Cashin, Tower Staff
September 3, 2011
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Guess who’s back. Back again. Jess is back. Tell a friend.
Yes folks, that’s right, Jess Cashin is back in action (not trying to make those rhyme they just kinda sound similar). For those of you who may not know, last year I was the Copy Editor for The Tower. But now, I’m trading in my red pen for SUPREME POWER OVER PAGE TWO! It’s all quite exciting (and frightening, since I have no idea what I’m doing). It’s a new school year, a new job at The Tower, and another reason for me to return to my addiction to 5 Hour Energy.
Back to school time is usually a good time of year for me. I always come back to school with this feeling of empowerment and “I can do anything if I really try!” and “Nothing can stop J. Ca$h!” (yes, I call myself that). It’s a whole new beginning filled with possibilities and opportunities and wonder and joy and joyness and sunshine and puppies and rainbows!
Then classes start. Suddenly my life is filled with restrictions and limits and despair and hurricanes (true life) and angry Rottweilers who “eat my homework.” (I tried that once. It didn’t go so well. Especially since doggies aren’t allowed in the residence halls. But hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained.) Nonetheless, it’s a stressful time for me, as I’m sure it is for many of you. I lost my mind for the year Monday morning around 9:00 AM. I have yet to find it. If you see it bouncing around anywhere, let me know.
I always lose my mind at the beginning of the school year. People can always tell when I’ve lost it. They’re constantly saying, “Jess, it’s going to be okay.” “Jess, you have to relax.” “Jess, put that down, you can’t eat the Basic Works of Aristotle. No, not even if you put chocolate sauce on it.” It gets pretty bad. But somehow, I always pull myself out of it. I mean, it’s my junior year. I’ve managed to survive two years of this nonsense. I must be doing something right, right? I guess it’s the fact that even though I have all of these stressful agents in my life, I have non-stressful ones as well. I have my friends, my family, my wonderful boyfriend, 5 Hour Energy (just kidding, I’m three months clean), and of course the enjoyment that I get from the activities that sometimes cause me stress. Ultimately I find my way. The path is just a little bumpy. And strewn with empty bottles of 5 Hour Energy.