Our beloved institution is in turmoil with the possible elimination of certain disciplines.
While many people would see the reduction of major programs as a structural problem concerning our university in regards to the function of our school and the faculty who support our educational system, I strongly believe this is a personal issue for the students. I can’t help but wonder if we are living up to our full potential. With more than half of the majors possibly being cut, students should give more attention to their education than to leisure time.
By ignoring this problem, students strengthen the people who do this to our school system. While competitive neighboring schools, and institutions outside of Louisiana, would see this issue as a social problem and try to implement more efficient solutions to improve test scores and increase graduation rates, students at Grambling State University only see this as a Grambling problem and does nothing but hold events on the yard while the outside world ignores us.
We may have a lot of people on the yard at the time and everyone looks to be having fun, but does anyone see a problem when the library is vacant? And they wonder why most schools receive better resources than us; students are not utilizing the resources that we have in front of us.
Students who spend the majority of their time in the library rather than in insignificant places, earn better test scores and higher grade point averages. This doesn’t discredit the ones who balance education and recreation.
I don’t think anybody would have a problem being on the yard if we all had a 4.0 GPA, but when upperclassmen are unaware that there is a graduate exam that they need to take in order to get into a postgraduate program, this ignorance becomes alarming.
We have the underprivileged underclassmen who strongly feel that they are unable to receive an internship because of their classification; this is preposterous.
Countless students are misinformed, thinking that they have to major in one subject to do another, such as being political science majors in order to become lawyers.
Nevertheless, a major problem does exist, and if we do not uphold our end of the bargain and learn the facts about what is going on and who is out to hurt GSU, there might not be a Grambling State University.
Some students might contradict this article as being absurd and hypocritical, but students like these have this fantasy in their heads that an achievement gap doesn’t exist among our people.
If we spend less time on the yard and more time implementing programs such as reading and writing clubs, resume building workshops, and campus’ wide study labs, then the results of our development can be limitless. Wake up Gramblinites!
If we don’t start realizing our potential
sooner than later, then we might LOSE THE RACE!