A(murmurs)t: "Sophomore Slump"

Her Campus took an online poll, asking Amherst students whether or not they had fallen into the horrendous pit of sophomore slump. This is what they had to say. 

"What is that?" 

"The lowest point of my college career was yesterday." 

"Sophomore slump, sophomore lumps, sophomore plums!" 

"During my sophomore year, I got really creative with my methods of procrastination time management. I Val-sat longer than ever before, spent time "cramming" on the C Level of Frost (gotta get in as much Netflix as I can), and chatted with my professors." 

"Went planner-free for the first year. I finally got a planner...because I was in desperate need." 

"HIGH KEY A WALL" 

"Before coming back to college, my parents told me that sophomore year was going to be a real treat. They said that it was a year of discovery of new interests, personal growth, and even confirmation of what I was going to do in life. And so I thought I had my life together for the first few weeks of my third college semester, but then something swooped right in and unraveled it." 

"The need to make use of my sophomore year and figure out what I wanted out of myself during the junior and senior years made me super anxious." 

"i sat in the back of the room for all of my classes so that no one could notice me sleeping or crying" 

“The slump disengaged me from the college life because I struggled more than I expected in classes, felt disatisfied with my friend group, and couldn't feel at peace with myself." 

"After leaving the first year quad and realizing that most friendships are proximity based, it made me question all the relationships I made because I often found myself alone. I learned much later that many of the people I thought were happy and having fun all the time felt just as alone as I did and I wish I reached out more." 

"I'm not sure if the workload intensified, or if I just got lazier." 

"Friend circles became more established, which made making new friends a difficult task." 

"Thought I knew the ins and outs of the campus, but then I was whacked in the face with the sophomore year curveball." 

"I miss first-year tea times...." 

"I am a sophomore. When first-years ask me how things are going, I don't know how I should respond. I don't want to worry them about their sophomore year, but perhaps caution will save them." 

"Chant of the year: SophMORE SOPHerring.... SophMORE SOPHerring.... SophMORE SOPHerring.... SophMORE SOPHerring.... SophMORE SOPHerring.... SophMORE SOPHerring.... SophMORE SOPHerring.... SophMORE SOPHerring.... SophMORE SOPHerring.... SophMORE SOPHerring.... SophMORE SOPHerring.... " 

"The best advice I ever receieved was to carve out time every day for myself." 

"Even though my sophomore year was the toughest time of my college career, I can't deny how life-changing it was. I came out of it feeling more resilient for myself, more comfortable with the uncertainty of my future, and more compassionate toward others. I realized that I was not the only one struggling, and that we needed the support from each other to make it through college."