By Geena Weber
It’s out with the old and in with the new for the New Year and people are making resolutions and saying “New Year, new me.” Even though the date on the calendar doesn’t make a difference about who you are as a person, it doesn’t stop people from trying.
Many people think of the New Year as a fresh start and a way to begin again. Junior Matracea Wager looks forward to new memories this year and is excited to go to Puerto Rico over the summer, be a bridesmaid in her brothers wedding, and starting her senior year this coming fall. Ashley Bechtold, sophomore, enjoys New Year because “It will be a new year and you can let go of all the things that happened in the past.” Junior Kiara Brannan-Sporrer says that she looks at is as just a new day and doesn’t see it as anything special.
People make resolutions like kicking bad habits or starting good ones. Bechtold doesn’t have any resolutions and Wagner says she doesn’t make any because she can never follow though with them. Brannan-Sporrer wants to become a better shooter in basketball because she thinks she can improve on it and it’s a good goal to set for herself.
Overall, the New Year or any new day is what you make of it. Not everyone, but many people participate in the traditions of making resolutions and counting down the clock. Goals and new outlooks on life can be made at anytime, but the change of date definitely boosts encouragement for it.