To Stay Together or Break Up in College?

By Kenzie Teichner

Seniors are graduating very soon and many people are going off to college. If you’re in a relationship, do you break up or stay together? There are many different views on what kids should do in this situation.

 

Junior Caitlyn O’Leary and senior Zac Pepin are dating and Pepin will be going off to college this fall while O’Leary will be a senior.  “We’re going to stay together and try to make it work,” O’Leary said. “As much as I’ll miss him I will look forward to the time we have together and cherish it. We also trust each other which I think is very important.”

 

Seniors Jack Gulvas and Lexie O’Dette are also dating and plan on continuing their relationship into college. “It’s going to be really hard to not be able to see Jack whenever I want, but I know we will be visiting each other as much as possible,” O’Dette said. Jack plans to go to school to play baseball and football and knows Lexie plans on attending as many games as possible. Gulvas said, “The distance will be hard, but I know she is going to come out and support at every game possible and I will be visiting her whenever I can. I think being able to count on days when we know we will see each other, makes the distance a little bit easier to handle.”
On the other hand, math teacher Joe Cox does not strongly support students staying together while going into college. “I don’t think it’s a problem if a couple wants to try to stay together, but I believe it will cause a lot more drama and problems compared to breaking up before college,” Cox said. “Students don’t realize how hard long distance can be, especially while trying to handle college classes and making new friends.”

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