The spring semester is upon us, which means only one thing here on the campus of Abilene Christian University, Sing Song is right around the corner.
Sing Song is a tradition that has been on campus since 1957. Sing Song is a time when students come together dressed in costumes and bring props to compete in an a cappella competition. Judges then determine who has the best act between men, women and class.
With that being said, we all know Sing Song is a lot of fun and lifelong friendships are made during this season, but you can’t let this get in the way of your grades. I mean learning is the reason why we’re in school right?
Sing Song practices take place throughout the week and last about two to four hours every night. This could take a toll on you if you still want to hangout with friends, go to church and overall study for class.
Like how pledging can take a toll on grades and your GPA, the same consequences can happen when you’re practicing for Sing Song.
Some of us might be fine and know that we can’t let our grades suffer because we need to keep that scholarship, or we need to make the dean’s list again or we need to make mom and dad proud. But in reality there are some of us that don’t know that and we need to hear this reminder.
If you’re scared about doing Sing Song and that your grades might slip and you’re thinking about quitting… don’t. Just do the simple things like go out and buy a planner if you don’t have one or even just make a Google Calendar on your computer and set out a schedule for the days leading up until Sing Song.
Don’t be afraid to miss a few practices if it means studying for a test the night before. We’re here to get an education.
Remember to go out and have fun, but to also make sure that you’re doing well grades-wise.