In a few days, the Class of 2012 will be graduating. Four years ago we came onto this campus, young and looking forward to the next four years. Now looking back, I wonder where all the time has gone. I hope that all of us graduating can truly say that we have enjoyed our time here at UNH. I know I have. I have enough friendships and memories to last me a lifetime, and I cherish it all. I don’t think that I would go back and change anything, because I’m happy with how everything turned out. No regrets, and that’s exactly how it should be. But none of that means that I am not completely dreading graduation.
Don’t get me wrong; I love change. I’m excited for what the future will bring, and I think I am ready to face what the world has in store for me. I’m scared, but I know we all are. But I was also scared to go to college. That was a challenge I faced and conquered, and that is how I see graduating. It’s a challenge I cannot walk away from. It will all work out with a lot of effort. It’s going to be difficult to leave everyone, especially all of my friends. No longer will you live just down the hall or in the same room with your closest friends. I think that’s going to be the hardest thing to accept. It will definitely bring on the tears when those final pictures are taken on May 13.
Working on The Charger Bulletin these past two years has been the best experience. I have learned so much and gained so much by working on the paper. I wouldn’t have traded this experience for another one. I hope all of you can say that about something here in college, whether it is just college itself. Working with Matt these past two years has been a pleasure and I hope that we put together a newspaper that this campus enjoyed. For the past two years, The Charger Bulletin has been my passion, and I am truly going to miss it.
However, that being said, I have full confidence in the new Editor-in-chief and Assistant Editor, Liz and Liana for next year. I have no doubt that they will do a phenomenal job putting together a newspaper, and I look forward to reading it. Though it is hard to give up the job after two years of editing articles, I think Matt and I are leaving the paper in good hands.
And so then that’s that. This is my final editorial ever. Hopefully some of you have gotten something out of what I’ve written these past two years. Hopefully someone out there has been reading what I have to say each week. And so, I am going to end my final editorial with a message to my fellow seniors. We made it! Enjoy these last few days and be proud to wear that cap and gown. Hopefully you all are as proud as I am to be a Charger and to walk together as a class to graduate. Good luck to all of you in the future! Good luck on your job search as well. And finally, keep in touch with everyone you have made a connection with. See you all on May 13.