Senior columns: Not even advice, just suggestions

Gavin Jackson

I could rant about coming here from out of state, working at the Stater all eight semesters, all the things I’ve seen, inside jokes or drunk tales that I don’t even remember any more. But I figured you could just read through the following suggestions; it’s not even advice.

Get involved, don’t ask me how, just do it; do everything in moderation; party hard and work hard; don’t say no because it may be easier; be the first to show up and the last to leave; work through things knowing it’s going to work out; make it work out; be knowledgeable so you know what you’re talking about; freak people out; be polite and smart; learn how to tell a joke and take one; listen to a lot of music even if your snobby friends don’t like country or Frank; have good friends; be a good friend; go somewhere different where you don’t know anyone; push yourself; never let ’em see you sweat, but work out; find your style and have some; peer pressure is a lame excuse for failure; try not to get in trouble, but if you do, learn from it; learn from everything; wear a watch; wander; grow your hair out; don’t worry too much, it’s not worth it; know what you’re doing, or at least act like you do most of the time; be spontaneous; be reliable; be prepared; be great; you can be religious, but as long as you treat others as you’d like to be treated, you’re set; and don’t always wear sunscreen.

“May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.” – Irish Toast

Gavin Jackson is a senior visual journalism major and the photo editor for the Daily Kent Stater. He has worked at the Daily Kent Stater since fall of 2004 and wishes his coworkers the best! Contact him at [email protected].