End of the world? FGCU students not worried

Posted on December 18, 2011

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By  Jenny Beeson

With the year 2012 inching near, some may be on the edge of their seats anticipating the end of the world.

It’s not uncommon for many to be unfamiliar with the Mayan prediction that the world will end in 2012. Even though it has been a juicy topic of discussion and debate, the truth will be revealed within the next year and surprisingly many FGCU students say they are not the slightest bit uneasy about it.

Senior community health major, Kacey Herrin, said she thinks the Mayans ran out of room on their rocks.

The moment of truth on that “final day” of Dec. 21, 2012 will be nothing short of interesting.

After interviewing ten random students at the university, not one said they were worried about the possibility of the world coming to an end.

“I don’t believe it,” biology major Halie Keller said.

Keller believes that the fact that today we have advanced technology and yet no one can predict the future, then people thousands of years ago didn’t have it any better.

“There’s been research showing that they were hundreds of years off on other things so that leads me to believe they are hundreds of years off about the world ending.”

Michael Hardy, senior finance major, said he won’t be doing anything out of the ordinary on the days leading up to the 21st.

“I’ll continue with my normal schedule: school and work.”

Herrin said she’ll be doing the same.

“I’ll probably go to a party just to celebrate with the rest of the idiots,” she said. “Why waste a good party?”

However, Hardy said he believes the Mayans were accurate about some things.

“I think they were right in stating that the planets and stars will be aligned in a unique way but I don’t think it’ll be the end of the world,” he said.

As for student Lauren Barbush, a senior double major in sociology and criminal justice, she said she has mixed feelings on the issue but still showed no worry.

“Who knows when the last day will be,” Barbush said. “I believe it’s important to not think about this “impending doom” that may or may not be coming, but to think about it as living every day as if it were our last.”

Barbush ended her interview by cheering “Bring it on Mayan calendar.”

In nearly a year the myth of the Mayan calendar will either prove itself or be a bust. Until then the controversy continues.

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