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Sep 242006

Graduating college in four years is like leaving a party at 10 p.m.

And it turns out we got some partiers at CSU.

According to research by the Office of Budget and Institutional Analysis, about one-third of CSU students graduate in four years. This could, of course, be indicative of a larger problem with CSU, and many other universities.

But for those of you who are here more than four years by choice or a little bit of healthy indecision, we congratulate you.

College is a lot more than just school. And apparently you know that.

We have nothing but respect for those around us who found a way to get out in four. You worked hard, saved your parents some cash and probably have a better work ethic than most of your peers.

But there should be no shame in taking a little bit of extra time on your wild ride through college. It’s all downhill from here. Why not delay the inevitable a little bit, or at least make sure you’re getting a degree in something you enjoy?

For many, there won’t be another time in your life where you will have so little responsibility and so many choices.

So let’s live it up CSU. Let your parents sweat it out a little, if you’re lucky enough to have that luxury. Your education (read: degree) may be your most valuable possession, but years from now you won’t be reminiscing about that time you pulled an all-nighter studying.

To quote the great American philosopher Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop to look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

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