Optimistic students return to campus

1/22/2007 8:00:00 AM

After four weeks of freedom, students at the University of Nevada, Reno returned to campus Jan. 22 for the start of the spring semester.

Steve Makris, a 19-year-old civil engineering major, said he looks forward to the new semester and the fresh start it brings.

"I'm taking fewer credits this semester," Makris said. "Last semester I had too many classes and each was a time consuming class. This semester I'm not taking as much so I can do better."

Makris, who arrived on campus at 7:45 a.m. for his 8 a.m. class said it was hard to wake up early after four weeks of sleeping in.

"I haven't seen 7 a.m. in a long time," he said, exaggerating the word long.

Gillian Bos, a 22-year-old nutrition major, had similar feelings. When asked how she felt about starting a new semester, she said she couldn't respond yet because her caffeine had not kicked in.

While returning to an early morning routine may be difficult, both Makris and Bos said they are excited for the memorable times that come with each new semester.

"It's the whole college life experience thing," Bos said. "Going to class, studying at the (Getchell) library, drinking coffee, meeting for lunch—there is just no other time like it."


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