When it comes to resolutions, the traditional New Years biggies lose weight, get fit, get finances in order, clean out that attic, get more sleep, watch less TV, eat more home cooking arent that common among Penn students. Instead, it appears that our students had bigger, more metaphysical concerns on their minds at New Years. Penn students just want to be perfect.
Brushing and flossing every morning is not enough for this crowd. Check out their resolutions for the new year enriching friendships, making friends with vegetables, and saving the world top the list for 2001. Of course, not everyone buys this whole New Years resolution business, as Sarah Zilinski made clear.
Kathleen Huang, College 04
Im going to wake up for my morning classes.
Sarah Zilinski, College 04
I dont make New Years resolutions its pointless because I dont keep them.
Carlos Gomez, College 04
Im going to get more involved in my university community. Start a revolutionary organization.
Samantha Katz, Wharton 04
To waste less time and try to be more committed to my activities and put more effort into them. Its very easy to be lazy at school.
Dan Levin, College 04
Study more efficiently.
Zenia Zaveri, College 01
To stop worrying about the future and live in the moment.
Kira Rosen, College 01
To not gossip.
Pam Meredith, College 01
To have more fun to enjoy life a little bit more. I should be hanging out with my friends more before we graduate.
Max Goodman, College 01
To find a job and get paid. To quickly find a job and be proactive about it.
Rachel Foltz, College 03
To keep in touch with my friends from home who Ive started losing touch with.
Judah Lebow, College 03
There are not enough veggies in my life.
Amy Strain, College 01
Im doing an independent study this spring where I have to lecture to a high school class. So my resolution will be to have an impact on the minds of youth and show them that you can do great things with an English major!
Kris Mehok, College 01
To become a morning person. I respect morning people a lot. Id like to turn over a new leaf.
Som Dalal, College 04
To go out more and meet more people, try new things.
Ryan Stewart, Engineering 04
To study a lot more. In the fall semester I didnt do it so well.
Originally published on January 18, 2001