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Spring 2003 - Editor

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A word from the editor

By Morgan Conklin

You are a high school upperclassman, and college is just around the corner. THere are at least three things you should know before you go away to school. I feel that it is my duty to pass on the insights that someone gave me before I left for Purdue nearly four years ago.

First, make sure you have fun. The next four years of your life are sure to fly by, and, if you want to graduate with great memories, leave the confines of your residence hall and be prepared to partake in some of the best times of of your life. Take the initative to be friendly with everyone you meet. You will be amazed at how many interesting people you will find when you try. If nothing else, you will always have someone to each lunch with at the residence hall!

Second, don't have too much fun. Studying and getting good grades are the reasons you are here. Though they may not always seem like a priority, you need to go to your classes. It is easy to "forget" to attend class, but believe me, college is a lot easier if you make an active attempt to attend your lectures.

Third, do what makes you happy. If you are in a major and you don't like what you are doing in the classroom, would you like doing it for a living? If not, then you need to change your major ASAP. Being happy is essential, so make sure you could see yourself in a career related to your major 30 years down the road.

Well, that about does it. I hope that college is a success for you. Oh, one more thing. If you live in a residence hall, don't forget to shower in your sandals. Things could get ugly if you go barefoot!