November Struggles

NovemberStruggles.DanielleD'Angelo October is a great month. The leaves are changing, the weather is perfect, Starbucks is serving fall drinks and Halloween is right around the corner. December is arguably the best month of the year. With snow on the ground and Christmas spirit in the air, everyone is cheerful and upbeat. In between these two wonderful months is November. The struggle month. The stepping stone. Here are three reasons why November always feels like a struggle.

The Weather

“In November, it’s typical for the temperature to change 20 degrees or more in the matter of a day,” says Senior Meteorology major David Bennett. “And, every time there’s a large temperature change, it rains or snows because of the front.” This explains why the entire month of November feels dreary. So get ready for lots of rain. And not just normal rain, but cold rain.

Awaiting Thanksgiving Break

At this point in the semester, most college students are either panicking and scrambling to save their grades, or have given up completely. But every college student is not-so-patiently awaiting Thanksgiving break. There are only a few weeks of classes left in the semester, and we can all see a light at the end of the tunnel. We know that as soon as we make it to Thanksgiving, we only have two weeks of classes to go. So now, we wait.

Daylight Savings Time

Although that extra hour of sleep feels nice, going to afternoon classes in the dark doesn’t. You leave your apartment at 5:30 to grab dinner with your friends and unexpectedly walk out into complete darkness. It can be hard to be productive when it feels like it’s time to go to sleep at 5 p.m.

Although November has its struggles, it’s not all bad. November’s one saving grace is Thanksgiving, filled with family, friends and food. Even better, November takes us one month closer to Christmas!

Photo by Danielle D’Angelo

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