University of Mississippi students share New Year’s resolutions

Kady Cox
Oxford Stories

The first of the year is right around the corner and many people will decide to make a resolution. Some will try to change their diets, exercise more, travel, finish a big creative project or make other lifestyle changes.

People will strive to do better by doing more. But with all the hype to make a resolution, how often does it effectively get accomplished? We asked six college coeds their opinion about New Year’s resolutions are, and if they had one for 2017.


Callie Sprouse

University of Mississippi sophomore Callie Sprouse doesn’t make resolutions.

“I think New Year’s resolutions are unnecessary,” she said, “and most people don’t follow through with them anyway. Therefore, I don’t have one. If I wanted to make a change in my life, I shouldn’t need a certain time to do so.”


Adam Murphy

UM  sophomore Adam Murphy said there’s no time like the present to make a resolution.

“I think New Year’s resolutions are a good idea, but you shouldn’t be waiting until a specific day to make a change,” he said. “If you want to do something different, start today.

“If I had to make a resolution, mine would be to have more faith in my life, in the hopes that me and my decisions will make me overall a better person.”


Bailey Orndorff

Bailey Orndorff, a Virginia Tech senior, said his New Year’s resolution is “to make the deans list, continue to excel in school and put more focus on my future career.”

“New Years resolutions are great because it can give many people a fresh start,” he said, “and I think that is always encouraging.”


Hana Wright

Hana Wright, a University of Virginia freshmen, wants to become more confident and comfortable with herself in the New Year.

“Times are changing, and so should I,” she said. “I don’t want to keep worrying about what other people think of me. This New Year’s resolution will give me the perfect opportunity to start 2017 with a positive, motivated attitude.”


Gabriella Elnicki

UM sophomore Gabriella Elnicki said resolutions can be motivational.

“My opinion is that resolutions give people a reason to do something, gives them a push to have a date where they have to start it,” she said, “so I think that they can be beneficial, but that has never worked for me. It definitely depends on the person.”


Kaylee Taylor

Kaylee Taylor, a junior at Concord University, said her New Year’s resolution is to continue exercising regularly and have a healthier diet.

“In college, it is so easy to eat unhealthy when you’re stressed,” she said, “so the New Year gives me a reason to change the way I eat.”




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