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Fall 2005 - Editor's word

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A word from the editor

By Meggie R. Issler

Can you remember the first time you drove a car or how you felt when you first walked into your high school as a freshman?

Meggie R. Issler
Meggie R. Issler

Well, you're about to embark on a similar journey when you start your first year in college. So my question to you is: how will you make your four or more years in college a memorable experience?

My best advice toyou is to live it up! There are so many great activities and clubs to get involved in at Purdue; it just depends on what you're interested in. If you're interested in riding horses, then you could join the Equestrian Team. If you like to fish, then join the Purdue Bass Fishing Club. If you have an interest in something, Purdue probably has a club for it.

Also, if you're wondering how you can join one of these interest groups, you will find that most of the clubs and organizations on campus post their callout information on campus sidewalks during the first two weeks of class.

One of my favorite quotes, and a great way to look at all the choices and options you will face during your college career, comes from Robert Frost's, "The Road Not Taken."

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
My final advice to you as incoming freshmen is: don't be afraid to try new things and make new friends and memories that will last a lifetime. Life is too short, live it up and have a great time!