JRNL101: Student Life

Student life can get pretty hazy. Lots of people leave home and the new freedom leads them to late alcohol fueled party nights. This can be the highlight of the years after high school for some, but it can lead to all sorts of problems in people who don’t have self-control. The balance between responsibility and freedom; between the work load and the party/relaxation time, can be a difficult walk to walk. Student life is about finding this balance and being in control of it.
Living away from home can be a testing experience for some. The qualities that have been taught over the first 18 years of your life can disappear in an instant. Tidiness and cleanliness are the first casualties of campus life, as some are inevitably sucked into a downward spiral of clutter and piggery. This is a rather sobering reality for some. Not to say that everyone will fall victim of laziness, Many can keep their tidy virtues during the transition. It’s just another struggle that university students face.


JRNL101: Peer Potraits

Some University students don’t know what their dream is. They float and let the wind take them. But for Tayla Robin, her dreams are very clear. Her double degree has been carefully picked so she can “be in every corner of creative writing.” Being a novelist is the big dream and to ease her way through “the cutthroat process of getting a book published” Tayla will work as an editor, gaining valuable publishing experience. Being solely reliant on her fiction books is Tayla’s dream and her degree will take her all the way there.
With a big smile, comes big dreams. Kimberly Perlowski is a student here at UOW. Her dream is to write for a fashion magazine and to surround herself with clothes. “The pin board is blank now, but soon it’ll be with covered with magazine clippings, photos of my loved ones and Disney quotes.” Living on Campus East is a stepping stone for Kim; one day, she’ll be living in Sydney writing for magazines and chasing her dream. For lots of university students, following their dream leads them to all sorts of interesting places.
Some see their dreams as simply a goal to achieve, while others see it as a hallway of doors, full of opportunity. Cat Wilson has a dream that will take her through a degree in International studies and media. “International Studies was extremely exciting for me cause it allowed me to pursue my interest in International affairs and relations whilst also putting me on the road to what I’ve always wanted to do which is Media” Following her dream, Cat will be making new friends and having plenty of new experiences on the way which she is very excited about.