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The Student News Site of Tarrant County College

The Collegian

The Student News Site of Tarrant County College

The Collegian

Storms can result in added strength

In a perfect world, everything would be, well, perfect. But it is not always like that.

College can be overwhelming, and, at times, the best one can hope for is to maintain a grain of composure by the end of the day.

Tarrant County recently experienced a severe and frightening storm. However, storms sometimes bring out the best in people. For instance, in trying times, an ill-tempered neighbor may be the first to offer a helping hand.

It has been said that there is strength in numbers. And when communities work together, great things can happen.

This was seen in the recent outpouring of post-tornado assistance by volunteers in Arlington as reported in the Star-Telegram.

Tarrant County College is a community, and as one NE Campus professor put it, there are no silver spoons here.

Some students may have issues.

Bills may be mounting, relationships crumbling, children screaming, vehicles stalling or grades slipping.

Many situations can arise that threaten to thwart a student’s progress and leave the student feeling neck-deep with a long way to go.

Fortunately, TCC counselors, advisors and professors can help. They might not have all the answers to every situation, but chances are they may know someone who has some of them.

And that could supply enough encouragement and inspiration for a student to make it through another day, another week and, hopefully, another semester.

When storms arise, strong communities work together to ensure everyone’s needs are met. But occasionally a major roadblock between needing help and actually receiving it is an unwillingness to surrender pride.

After all, no one wants to be perceived a weakling. We are tough, of course.

Although storms are never welcome, they do come. And when we can navigate a storm collectively, we become united and are strengthened.

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