Photo Credit: Bob Vornlocker
Photo Credit: Bob Vornlocker

As my four-year involvement with the Crown comes to an end, it’s really nice to look back at what I’ve done and trace my growth from a very naive freshman to a slightly less naive senior. I look through the articles I wrote freshman and sophomore year and remember a lot of the details that went into those pieces–the people around campus I met and interviewed, the interesting lectures I sat through, the not-so-interesting lectures I sat through, and the events in my life that were going on as I wrote the articles.I’m very glad to have been a part of the paper. I made some good friends that I’m sure I’ll be in touch with after graduation. I learned how to use Adobe Indesign and a tiny bit of Photoshop. But most importantly I learned how to be a journalist (with a little help from a few mass communications courses), which led me to my internship at the Citizens’ Voice. With this skill under my belt I have a possible career path ahead of me.

I don’t know where I’ll be in the next five years. In fact I can’t even place myself within two or three years. But I know that my time here at the Crown, and King’s College as a whole, has given me very valuable experience. I’m glad I chose to come to this school; I’ve met awesome friends, made some academic and professional connections, and enjoyed the best years of my life so far.

 
If I had to give anyone advice, especially freshmen, I’d tell them to be as involved as possible. I didn’t get heavily involved with the Crown until my junior year, but I wish I had. Having the opportunity to interact with the college community beyond the role of a student makes you so much more rounded as a person. Whether it’s the Crown, the Regis, the SCOP, the radio station, whatever–just fill your time with worthwhile activities that will help you develop as a person. College isn’t just about getting a piece of paper that says you were here, it’s also about all the experiences you have between class.