On the Road to College

Photo of Emma Glezen wearing her Penn State, Hazleton t-shirt. Glezen was accepted on November 30, 2017 as part of their early admission program.

By: Gwen MacConnell/Co-Sports Editor

Now is the time of year when seniors “gotta get their heads in the game.” This is a very hectic and chaotic time where all seniors who plan to further their education and go to college must start getting in mind what they plan on doing and/or studying. With all these things running through most senior students’ minds, it can be a very stressful time. It can lead to many breakdowns and high levels of anxiety. For others, however, the feelings might be the complete opposite. This can be a time of great joy for some that have their minds set on what they are planning on doing and where they are planning on going.

Those who have applied for early admission might have already received the news on their acceptance. Personally, I think that early admissions is the way to go. The feeling of relief is amazing and it feels like the weight is lifted.

It is always nice to be able to answer adults, family members, and fellow classmates when they ask about further plans. I’m one of the few that is still pretty undecided and don’t really have a plan set out yet. And trust me, it can get pretty old being asked questions that I don’t know the answers to all the time. I do not see myself as behind, but it can be a little stressful when people are constantly wondering where I am going and what I am studying. As time goes on, though, things will start to fall into place, and the questions will get easier to answer.


Gwen MacConnell is a senior and this is her first year in journalism. Gwen is on the basketball team, track team, and her personal favorite, the golf team. Besides being active in sports, she loves music, hanging out with her friends, and attending Penn State football games with her family.