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Getting Run Over by a Truck

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 Peter Driscoll As gruesome as the title is, I guess it’s rather appropriate for the last few weeks of the semester. I was joking with a classmate today in Calculus 2 about how I always leave that class feeling like I’ve been run over by a truck, and he told me that he always feels like the truck runs him over, then backs up to take another stab at him! Sitting down to write this quick entry, all my classes feel like this…

We have so much to do, and so little time. My biggest projects are the bridge project in SED (an introductory engineering class) and my research paper. Building a bridge out of popsicle sticks is a lot harder than it looks, especially when you have to analyze the forces acting upon it, too. But I can’t wait to test all our bridges on Monday. In English, I have another six pages to write about how Muslim-Americans were unjustly discriminated against after 9/11/2001. After these two projects and my history essay are done, it’ll be Thanksgiving—the light at the end of the tunnel!

I cannot wait to leave the Academy and see my family for the first time since R-Day. I’ve changed so much; I wonder how much they all have changed. My sister, Katee, is applying to colleges, and everyone is adjusting to life in Florida. Hopefully Thanksgiving will be a nice balance of love and squabbling…but whatever happens, it’ll be great!

(As a nice finish, 2016: hurry and get your applications in! The first decisions will be hitting mailboxes sometime around Christmas! Good luck!)

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