For the first few years of my SLCC experience, this seemed like no more than just a college, but then the Globe put the community in SLCC for me. I’ve had some of the best conversations of my life within these glass walls, and have gained skills I hope to hone over a lifetime.
The newspaper life isn’t for everyone. Even with amazing colleagues and teachers, the grind can get to you quickly. To me, it always felt that the traditional newsie ways are dead, with the new ways looking yellower by the day. But the Globe is a fun place to work. Although journalism might be dead, finding the right niche can make you feel alive.
I liked my time at SLCC, but I loved my time at the Globe.
If you’re reading this, and don’t necessarily feel that first “C” in SLCC, get involved. I know it can seem scary: opening up, finding new people, and finally building your life around all that newness, but the opportunities and the friendships you find by connecting with those around you are worth the world while you’re here.
I take this opportunity to thank faculty advisors Matt Merkel and Alison Arndt-Wild for their wisdom, and for the long hours they spend supporting this program, as well as the excellent Globe staff I have worked with over the course of my time here. I also thank my fiancée Amy Elizabeth, for her unwavering support and dedication.