Goodbye, Farewell and Until Next Time

Photo by Leslie Coelho

Photo by Leslie Coelho

Jonathan Coelho, Assistant Editor

This is it, the last story I’ll write as a student of North Greenville University, it’s my farewell, goodbye, and till next time. 

I’ve enjoyed my time as a part of this group of writers and graphic designers and as a member of this amazing student body.  I’ve learned more from my fellow students and the faculty then I’d ever imagined I would when I started here four years ago. 

When I was little life seemed to move in slow motion now that I’m older life seems to be flying by, I know the last four years have. I’ve made amazing friends that I know will be a part of the rest of my life. Friends who have been there when life was at its highs and its lows; they’ve helped me achieve more than I ever thought myself capable of.  They’ve motivated me to attempt things I’d never dared to do before.  That’s the point of college right? Daring to do, and finding oneself in the process.

Teddy Roosevelt once said,

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

So I’m going to continue to dare to do, to “strive valiantly.”  There will be times when failure seems to pile up but; I believe success comes to those who keep working, those who continue till the end.  We only get to experience being in college once.  Make the most of it.  Travel, see the world, face your fears and do something crazy.  Enjoy this time of your life, I have and I look forward to what the future has in store.  

So this is it, farewell, goodbye and till next time.

Adviser's Note:  Continuing a tradition begun with NGU's student newspaper, "The Skyliner," many years ago, we have asked graduating staff members to write a "farewell column."  Look for them throughout finals' week.