By:  Jackie Kovalcin

Spring can be beautiful. The weather becomes gradually warmer, the flowers begin to poke through the dirt, and the sun shows more and more of itself with each passing day. Spring can also be less than beautiful. With the mud, allergies, and soggy fields, spring can be less-than-optimal. Below are some tips to help guide you through this transitional season.

  • Avoid pollen: This is a common allergen that can trigger strong allergies during the springtime. In order to minimize contact with it, try to limit your exposure to the outdoors on particularly high pollen-count days. Use the air conditioner instead of opening a window, run indoors instead of outside, and try to find an allergy medicine that works for you.
  • Invest in good sunglasses, and an umbrella: With the moody weather that coincides with the springtime, both of these objects will come in handy when battling the elements.
  • Clean up: Pick a day to have a “spring cleaning”. Rid your dorm room of unwanted possessions, old papers, and garbage. Organize! It will take work and time, but the feeling afterwards is worth it. Start off the spring season clean, you’ll thank yourself later.
  • Stay focused: As tempting as it may be to start slacking off with the promise of a lazy summer just around the corner, it is important to finish off the school year strong (this goes for you too, seniors). With finals coming up, and the inevitable end of year insanity, this is the time to buckle down and really apply yourself to your studies.