Sat. Mar 25th, 2023
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Different classrooms, different classmates, and different teachers; a blessing, or unwanted changes?

By | Paulina Rahman

Recently, the first semester at Notre Dame concluded, and the opinions of students are still polarized. For some, it is refreshing to change classes, while for others, this is the beginning of the end. 

Notre Dame has undergone a plethora of schedule transitions over the past few years, mostly the result of the pandemic. 

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Changes ranging from late starts to early dismissals, as well as the confusing linear to quarter schedules finally led to the new semester system. 

Initially, certain teachers and students were not at all accepting of this new approach; though the majority found the change beneficial, and it seems it is here to stay. 

Being in the same four classes for half the year creates a steady routine with familiar people. 

A number of students yearn for their old classes during this period of adjustment. Though, others are happy to move on from more difficult classes and are ready for a change. 

For the grade 12’s in particular, this is their final semester of high school, and in just a few months, they are entering a new and uncertain (but important) step in life. 

There are many diverse paths students can take after high school, and it is important to take new opportunities as they come. 

Experiencing the multiple schedule changes of the past few years will no doubt help in the post secondary environment, where schedules become even more hectic.

Pushing through this last stretch may be hard at times; but, the end of the school year will be upon us in no time, embrace the final moments!

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