7:40 a.m. classes: just suck it up

With the growing student population, it is getting harder for the registrar’s office to schedule classes. So starting in the fall some classes will begin at 7:40 a.m. instead of 8 a.m. While the groans and complaints of the student body are already being heard, it really is not such a bad thing.

Students are continuously complaining that they cannot get the classes they need because they fill up right away. The University is finally taking action and trying to figure out a solution to the problem, and students are still not happy. It is becoming a trend at La Verne to complain about something, and when a good solution is brought up, everyone still complains. Well it is time to suck it up and stop complaining.

Yes, students are going to have to wake up earlier. Yes, parking will probably still be horrible. Yes, Starbucks runs will probably be needed to try and stay awake, but it is all worth it knowing that if it is possible to survive one 7:40 a.m. class to graduate on time then students should be thankful.

The University is trying to get all the students to graduate in four years and that is something everyone should thank them for because graduating from college in four years, especially in California, is becoming very rare.

A student whining over 8 a.m. classes is also pointless when half of them do not show up on time. With classes now starting at 7:40, they can show up at 8 a.m. and pretend they are on time.

We should also be thankful that the University decided to only start classes 20 minutes earlier. Many other colleges and universities, like Mount San Antonio College, start some of their classes as early as 7 a.m. And their parking is 10 times as bad as ours.

Morning classes are something every student tries to avoid, but with an increase in enrollment every year, it is becoming harder to do. It is going to take some adjusting but when an education is on the line that all students pay for out of pocket it is time to stop being a diva. So stop complaining, deal with the changes and set the alarm clocks 20 minutes earlier.

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