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Back from break

Posted by karmalily on March 11, 2008

I’m back from Spring break, and although my break was relaxing, I’m now suffering from the flu, which I haven’t been lucky enough to catch since I was about seven years old. Unfortunately, my university has a ridiculous attendance policy: you can only miss the amount of days you meet per week. For most of my classes that’s three. Which means that people end up going to class ill, which infects other students and professors alike. Starting about a month before break, we had a large outbreak of the flu, with something like 100 students going to the health center in just a couple of weeks. I have a feeling that if students were given the opportunity to be responsible they wouldn’t put so many other students at risk for catching an illness. However, obviously our school officials think we’re children who can’t make good decisions for ourselves.

Sorry for the rant, but I’m now seriously considering attending class tomorrow, whether I’m ill or not. I’ve already missed two days in most of my classes due to sinus problems. It’s the school’s fault people are making the bad decision to go to class when they’re ill.


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