College seniors, enjoy your last weeks
For one of the first times in my life, I have writer’s block. I just don’t know what to say. Considering this is my debut in the in the opinion section, I am really not certain what my opinion is.
All I know is that my time at the Towerlight has come to an end, and the Towerlight’s new head honcho has asked me to write a few graphs on my time here at Towson.
In the fall of 2008, I came here as a freshman, not really knowing what it was that I wanted to get out of my college education.
But having taken a journalism course in my senior year at Sherwood High School and enjoyed that, I thought it would be good idea to apply for the Towerlight upon arriving at Towson.
Soon I got an email and my writing career at the Towerlight took off from there.
Then it became clear what I wanted to get out of my college career.
In taking the courses needed to complete my mass communication major, I felt those classes were not enough to give me the experience needed to make that leap from an aspiring journalist to a professional.
Every chance I got to gain experience outside of the classroom and in the field—or in my case, court, field or pitch—I took.
To all other journalism and new media students, my best advice to you is to take your talents outside of the classroom and immerse yourself in your field of interest.
For me, it’s no secret that I am a sports guy.
Alongside of my four years covering Towson Athletics for The Towerlight, I have also served as a freelancer for other online sports websites.
I spent a season covering the Loyola Blakefield Basketball for Patch.com and spent parts of the spring covering Baltimore/D.C.-area high school lacrosse. I almost forgot – I interned with the Baltimore Sun Sports desk.
As you go through the college years, time gets more and more precious.
If you are a freshman, enjoy every minute of your freshman year, because that will be the best year of your college career.
Once you are an upperclassman, odds are your schedule will be split between tougher classes, work and any other various activities you wish to participate in.
My advice to everybody coming back next fall, enjoy the little things while you still can.
People move and faces change and what was once the center of your life for four years will soon become a blast from the past—just like high school was.
May 25 is slowly rolling around the corner, and I still find it hard to believe.
I feel reality will set in once I have played my last round of dodgeball in gym three of Burdick Hall.