The air is cooling off and Pumpkin Spice Lattes have triumphantly returned. Frat tanks and chubbies will soon find their way to the back of the closet while spirit jerseys and fleece vests become abundant. It's the end of week 7 here on campus, meaning the big midterm exams, papers and assignments are piling up like the crisp autumn leaves that have begun to cover the ground.
It's a beautiful yet stressful time of the year. There's no doubt whatsoever that the life of a DePauw student is filled with numerous obligations and responsibilities, and it can be easy to feel overwhelmed at times as it all begins to accumulate. As a senior highly dedicated to my work in the classroom and at D3TV, I know this sensation all too well and have become oddly accustomed to the feeling of constant discomfort. In a way, though, isn't that what makes life so unpredictable and incredible?
In light of last week's events, and this time of year at DePauw, I want the opportunity to express the belief that has been at the forefront of my mind for the last few days: please take care yourself, and take care of one another. Listen to your peers and understand the full picture of what's going on right now. Spend some time watching this week's episode of The Source on D3TV
Express your sentiments, but never forget to empathize with others and give them the opportunity to express their sentiments as well. Most of all, however, allow yourself time to do what makes you feel healthy and happy. Whether it's going for a long run, treating yourself to a Brownie Fantasy at Dairy Castle, or having a good laugh watching the season premiere of The Pre-Recorded Late Night Show
, just do something that will be good for you.
We share this common experience of DePauw, and we have the opportunity to grow as individuals and as a community. Finally, I want to express on behalf of the D3TV family the love that we have for every member of this community. We care for you and we support you. These coming weeks aren't going to be easy academically or socially, but we're going to persevere through it together.
- Erin Law '16