By Joseph Iemma
As the Features Editor of your school newspaper, I would find it severely unjust if I did not take the time out to express to you, the reader, my appreciation and simply say- thank you. Thank you for making my articles in news, features, opinions, and arts & entertainment, a small part of your day. It has truly been an absolute pleasure to write for you while being a part of an award-winning college newspaper. As a senior who anticipates graduation in May with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast-Journalism, this semester truly feels like none other. It’s an eerie sensation; the circle we call life is slowly cycling me out of our education system and into the “real world.” What waits for me in the real world? That is a question I cannot provide an adequate answer to. At 21 years old, all I can say is that we’ll have to wait and see.
However, as a senior on his way out, I would like to give you some advice to stick in your back pocket. Whatever you decide to do in life, give it your all and do it with a purpose. Never make an excuse for yourself; hard work and an unbeatable work ethic come second to none. You have to study, you have to practice, you have to work and you have to work hard. There is no force too great or powerful that can get in the way of your dreams.
In closing, here’s to a great semester. Suggestions for story topics, as well as student submissions, are always welcome. After all, this is your newspaper.