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April 20, 1990 - Image 26

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A (final) final
farewell

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It would be easy in this last
column to write more about
graduation and all the anxiety I
and my fellow classmates are
feeling as we leave the
sequestered world of college to
stake our places in the real world.
But why more? I already
addressed the topic two weeks
ago, bumming out many of my
friends that are also graduating.
Why harp on the subject... I
mean, there are other things going
on.
For instance I
could write about A k
baseball again as I
did last week. I
seem to remember
hearing somewhere
that if you think
about baseball it T O %
prolongs things.
Yep those Reds are off to a hot
start, but watch out for the... this
isn't going to work.
What's the use in denying the
fact we seniors are mostly going to
graduate. There are worse thing
that could happen: nuclear
annihilation, The Simpsons being
cancelled, having to watch Smurfs
on Ice, but somehow the threat of
graduation is a lot more imminent
then these catastrophies.
There was a time when all of
this seemed so far off.
Remember your first night at
school? Arriving at a door with a
little train made from construction
paper saying "Alex" (that is, if
you had the same first name as
me). Walking in and hoping you
beat your roommate there so you
could get the best bed. That first
night you went out with whoever
you knew from home, no matter
how remotely. You were friendly
to everyone.
You soon learned to always
travel in a pack of about 20. You
still hesitated as you crossed
roads, not knowing that it's a city
ordinance that all motorists must
stop when a student absent-
mindedly wanders into the street.
You thought there was no way
you were ever going to remember
all these people's names.
After a few weeks you got the
hang of it. You could find places
without using Alice Lloyd as a
reference point. You realized the
electric typewriter you got for
graduation wasnalready obsolete,
as Macintosh and MacWrite
entered your vocabijary.
Then like that it was over, we

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survived our first year. As
sophomores and juniors we were
more equipped to deal with
school, but we discovered new
problems.
We experienced the fun of
hunting for a house or apartment
or even just a bed in a closet.
Most of us learned to cook for
ourselves, eventually even
memorizing the instructions for
Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. Soon
after, we memorized the phone
numbers of Pizza
Bob's, Spot's, Pizza
x House, and
Domino's. We then
of course had to
dememorize the
Domino's number
when it became
politically incorrect
to avoid the noid."
We got majors, we switched
majors. We made new friends. We
discovered how relaxing it is to
just sit around and watch cable 7v
for an entire winter.
We began to enjoy beer for its
taste. We legally drank for the
first time.
And then we were seniors. Not
a care in the world, destined to
party every night, we had arrived.
That was September, and for
many this year has been a blast. I
wrote earlier this semester that we
should all try to have a little bit of
fun and appreciate what we've
got here. A lot of my friends I
think really took the message to
heart and from the lines at Rick's
on Wednesday nights I think a lot
of other people may have also.
I definitely cannot look back on
this past semester and say I
should of gone out more and gone
to class less (my grades will attest
to this).
Regrets? I have a few, but then
again, to few to mention.
Now I know this isn't the
perfect place and there are a lot of
problems with Michigan, but
there's a lot of problems
everywhere you go. You should
work to solve them, but not at the
expense at failing to see the good.
For one sunny afternoon forget
about the world's evils and try to
enjoy all Michigan has to offer.
So this is it, graduation and
then it's over.
And am I sad?
Yes.

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