The Month of Decisions

by Julie Henry, Staffwriter
Devils’ Advocate

Two months left! As we come back from our two-week spring break, everyone is in nonstop motion racing towards the end of the year. Of course, everyone knows about the exciting things in store for the Class of 2016 seniors like Grad Nite, prom, and graduation; but all of that fun comes after the most anxious time for thriving students who are at the very beginning of creating their future. For example, spring break may not have been such a relaxing time for those waiting for college admission letters.

Fortunately, many students have already reported that their hard work has definitely paid off after receiving acceptance letters from universities such as UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley, Pepperdine University, USC, and even Stanford! Although SUHi and National City always speak of their pride in the fact that everyone here is deeply connected with their community, it is pleasing to share that many students are willing to branch out and become independent as they will be moving up to thirteen hours away. No matter how far they travel or how long they are gone for, National City will always be here to welcome them back.

Some students have already submitted their SIR (Statement of Intent to Register) to places like San Francisco State University, San Diego State University, and CSU San Marcos. Everyone else has until May 1st, for most colleges, to make their final decision on which college they will attend. Until then, April is the month of Open Houses. Luckily for those who plan to stay local, most San Diego colleges’ open houses are on different days and weekends. Just to name a few: USD is Friday, April 8th; UCSD’s is Saturday, April 9th; and San Diego City College is Thursday, April 21st.

As college is only just one path available for students to take, others are already sorting out their careers and solidifying travel plans in the military. No matter which direction students may take, it is vital that their decisions are based on what they see is best for themselves and their future. And, of course, we wish everyone the best of luck as they enter the beginning stage of their future endeavors.