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Lycourier spotlight: Paige Cole’s senior goodbye
April 23, 2012
By Paige Cole
College Life Editor/ The Lycourier
Although I’ve only been a part of the Lycourier staff for two years, I can honestly say that it has taught me a lot, just like my four years of college.
In high school, I was involved in journalism for four years, so when coming to college, I wanted to try something new. And that I did. I found myself running and holding a class office, taking a leadership role in Habitat for Humanity, and pledging a sorority. Growing up with three brothers, that last one was an interesting experience. But regardless, each activity I participated in definitely made my college experience a great one.
Out of the many clubs and organizations I belonged to, my favorite by far (excluding the Lycourier *wink) was Habitat for Humanity. I got the opportunity to spend my spring break with some of the nicest people on this campus, and help people in need. This year we went to Rockford, Ill., one of my many hometowns.
When I was younger, I attended elementary school in Rockford. Ironically, the house we were refurbishing was zoned in the school district where I attended.
The woman moving into the house had four children. Knowing that the children would soon be exposed to same educational foundation that I had made me feel like my work had impact. It’s feelings like this that made the Habitat experience more meaningful.
I will miss the trips next year, and wish next year’s leaders and members the best of luck. And remember, Casey is always the mafia!
Of course, I saved a portion of my goodbye for the Lycourier. I came to the Lycourier two years ago, as part as a requirement for colloquium. And although, the long nights and endless articles were rough, I can say it was a good experience. For those, who want to do something in the journalism field or even go onto grad school, I would recommend writing for the Lycourier. People look for strong writers and the Lycourier can definitely help with that.
By the time the paper is printed, I will have one day of classes left. I wish I could say that this is my last day of classes ever, but I am going on to Law school at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. And though I look forward to being close to home (I’m from Wisconsin which is 14-hours away from Lycoming), I will always have a soft spot for Lycoming College and Pennsylvania.
In the years to come, Lyco will sit fondly on my heart. The moments when I randomly burst into laughter, it will probably be about some random college moment, and no one will understand.
I leave with advice for the underclassmen. Get involved and find your niche! My activities helped me stay sane throughout college. To be cheesy there is a LeeAnn Rimes song that says “If you have the choice to sit out our dance, I hope you dance.” You can sit in your dorm room all of college, but you’ll miss out on one heck of a time.