Seniors Speak: The Beginning

Note from the Editor:

May 1st is national college decision day. By this date, most IMSA seniors will have decided where they will spend the next four years of their lives.

For seniors, as much as this is a time to look ahead to the numerous possibilities that await after graduation, it is also a time to look back at what this institution and the experiences we had in it have meant to us. We all have stories to tell and lessons to share.

That’s what the Seniors Speak series is all about. Over the next month, Acronym will be publishing stories that may uplift or upset you.

But this is about more than just the opportunity to share the experiences of the Class of 2013. This our way of leaving a legacy behind for future IMSA classes.

I personally know the power of words and stories because they were able to lift me from the toughest moments of my life. Words have the power to entertain, to educate, to inspire, and to heal.

So pay attention IMSA!

These are your seniors of the Class of 2013 and these are their stories.

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Our first entry concerns the theme of today: college. Enjoy!

College and Seniors

By Mallory Giger, Washington University in St. Louis, Class of 2017

Life is so much more than about college. Where we go, what we see, what we do- these are all experiences that trump where we get into and how much financial aid we get. We see these college acceptance letters as verification of our hard work or measurement of our being as a person. What we should really be concerned about is what we’re doing right now to live life. What we’re doing to make sure we get the most out of the 70-some years we have left on this planet. To make sure that we try everything we can, so we know if we like it. To make sure we fill our lives with happy, satisfying, and fun experiences. To ensure that we take risks and do things we may regret- because a little regret is worth a great story.

[Photo/Graphic Credit: Joe Reda]

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