Student Takes Break From The Grind To Remind Social Media Followers The Grind Never Stops
O’NEILL LIBRARY — After waking up early to secure a desk cubicle on the fourth floor of O’Neill Library, Andrea Thompson (MCAS ’21) took a break from studying for her Introduction to Genomics final exam to upload a post to her Instagram story reminding her followers that “The Grind Never Stops.” The story included a shot of Thompson’s cubicle covered in vibrantly highlighted notes and study guides, serving as a backdrop to a caption reading “The. Grind. Never. Stops. 😤”
“Honestly, I’ve been working really hard this week,” Thompson said before taking her fourth trip in two hours to the water fountain “just to reset and stretch out [her] legs.” “And I just want to make sure everyone understands and appreciates the amount of effort I’m putting in.”
The story has resulted in a sizable share of confusion amongst her followers, as the post seems to contradict itself. While the caption makes it clear Thompson’s “Grind Never Stops,” many have pointed out that in order to have uploaded a post to her story, Thompson’s grind would have had to, by nature, come to a stop.
“Yeah, I follow Andrea on Instagram, and I don’t really get all that talk about her grind never stopping,” Mack Checker, an acquaintance of Thompson and MCAS ’21, told the Classic.“I mean, she took the time to post that meticulously-arranged picture to her story, and has been sending Snapchats of herself all day with captions that keep referencing how hard she’s been working. I’m sure she’s definitely putting in some effort, but anyone spending that much time on social media can’t ‘grinding’ all that hard.”
“If someone is falling into a lull and needs some extra motivation, I’m really glad my Instagram story can be there to serve as a reminder as to how hard I’m working and provide that extra motivation,” Thompson said in between searches on Amazon for any last-minute Christmas deals.
At press time, Thompson was seen shushing two people talking in the cubicle behind her, before resuming her study break of watching four episodes of Parks and Recreation on Netflix.