By Mirna Youssef
Have you ever looked at your camera roll and felt like you’ve gone back in time? Pictures and videos can capture a lifetime of moments and memories that allow you to relive your past as if it was yesterday. It’s always nice when you look through your phone and you stumble upon that picture from a special night, or vacation, or a time when you tried something new. They say that pictures are worth a thousand words; these students were able to express why a special photo on their camera means so much to them.
“This is photo is of me, Megan Draghi and Sarah Hecht. It was an impromptu picture taken in Winnick in 2015 after not seeing each other for a few weeks. This photo describes our friendship: warm, charming and definitely random. If it weren’t for these beautiful women, my years at Post would definitely be dull. Love you Dragster and Sasha!” Diana Zysk, senior international business major.
“The most important photo on my camera roll was taken freshmen year at Post. Here I stand with someone whom I didn’t imagine meeting at LIU Post. Freshmen year was filled with trials, errors, scheduled naps, and endless laughter. College is all about making memories with new people and old, who often become some of the most important people in our lives. Thanks for offering a shoulder to lean on. We’ve both grown so much on this journey and I’m thankful to have you by my side LIU Post Pioneer!…JK my BFF GAB.” Jennifer Mejia, senior art therapy major.
“This is a picture of the LIU Post Cheerleading team after finishing up a very hardworking few days at NCA Cheerleading Camp. This camp was held at Boston University over the summer. I picked this picture because this team is the definition of a family to me. They are great motivators and supporters. A great team for me to rely on when I need them the most.” Salina Webson, sophomore criminal justice major.
The women’s volleyball team shared their Senior Night at the Pratt Center last semester. “My whole family made the trip up just to see me play my last match for Post. My parents didn’t tell me my grandma [and] uncle were coming, so I was really surprised and so happy. Everyone was wondering why my mom rented a minivan until the whole gang showed up three days later. Grandma brought everyone their own lei and boxed Hawaiian chocolates just because she could. I’ll never forget that day.” Rachel Ringor, senior nance and international business major.
Most people can relate to that moment when you get to see your friends or family after a long time. The moment you see everyone after a long break or busy week and it just makes all the difference. Being a part of a team, like volleyball or cheerleading builds a family and community that make endless memories through the wins and losses. These are only a few of the photos that resonate with your fellow Pioneers. A picture holds special moments that you can always look back on and appreciate, share and love. If you have a picture you would like to submit to The Pioneer, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org