With most of his friends already home either getting ready to watch Monday Night Football or currently en route to their hometown for a week full of turkey and lounging on a couch, Nick Marcotte finds himself in the library at 5:15 at night. Procrastination and a busy weekend finds the Marist senior accounting major among the few in the James A. Cannavino library hurriedly finishing assignments before the festivities of Thanksgiving.
The last thing standing in the way of Marcotte and his hometown of Acton, Mass., roughly a three and a half hour drive from Marist, is a FASB Codification Analysis for his Advanced Acounting Assignment. Which according to Marcotte, is as interesting as it sounds.
“I’m not going to be productive at home,” Marcotte said. “That’s just not gonna happen at all.”
With his usual family plans of heading to his aunt’s house for Thanksgiving, Marcotte is looking forward to seeing the rest of his family, especially his sister.
“She’s a senior right now and is applying to a bunch of state schools in the area like UMass, UConn and Maine,” Marcotte said. “She came up here [Marist] and is probably going to apply, but I don’t think she is going to come.”
This will also mark one of the few times Marcotte is able to get a chance to watch his sister cheer on his old high school football team. His sister has been cheering for the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Colonials for all four years of high school.
With roughly 500 words standing between Marcotte and a much needed break from the stresses of senior year, he presses on at 5:15 on Monday, November 15th.