I Have So Many Emotions

Jessica Pena

I laugh. I cry. I hurt. I have feelings, believe it or not people. I have so many emotions right now, it’s not a joke. No, it’s not my period talking, it’s just life. Not just any life, a college student’s life.

I don’t think we ever felt the stress more than we do now, especially with the f-word. You know “the f-word.” If you don’t know, that’s okay, because that means you don’t suffer like most college students do—and that is Federal Student Loans.

Oh yes! I said those words. Scary isn’t it? It scared me, too.

Millions of young college students take out loans to pay for college. Most of them take out federal loans, because they have a less interest rates than any other types of loans. However, the problem is that there isn’t enough money for everyone, or they just don’t get enough aid.

“No family should have to set aside a college acceptance letter because they don’t have the money,” said President Barack Obama.

President Obama has been working hard to get young students into college and college students out of debt and stress. Yes, the economy has been bad, but that doesn’t mean that we college students have to pay for it.

This past spring, students and many graduated students rallied together to protest the lack of jobs and are in debt with loans to pay.

Some of them were people who graduated a few months prior and can’t find employment, especially in their field. If that’s my future, then sign me up for the next one. Let’s face the facts: we are all paying a lot of money for good, great and amazing education. If we can’t find jobs, then what’s the point of it? No me gusta.

It is a tough and competitive world out there, but I expect to find and get a good job in the field that I studied, and get paid well so I can take care of my loans.

Do you think we want to be in debt? No we don’t, but the government thinks otherwise. Therefore, some of us take private loans out because of lack in federal aid, which causes the interests rates to go up.

This is why I’m stressed.Money and the government are two things that should not go together, just like my emotional distress and moi. They are not a good combination.

If the government keeps slacking on giving students support, then forget about the economic crisis, they’ll have World War III in their hands.

College students want to be able to find jobs. College students want to be able to pay off their loans. College students want to be able to know if all their hard work and dedication was worth something, and not for nothing.