Lessons Learned

When I first started college, I never thought that I would be where I am today or even graduating a semester early.

Over the past four years of my college education, I have learned that time moves faster than we think. I started at Adelphi University my first semester freshman year and hated it. During Thanksgiving break, I looked at Sacred Heart and decided to transfer here.

It was weird to leave my friends at Adelphi, but it felt like the right thing to do. I was able to have the classes I took transfer over and continue taking general education classes.

I was able to join the club lacrosse team and make new friends, some of whom I now live with.

My sophomore year was very interesting because it started out great, and then my second semester, Covid happened. I was still able to finish that semester and also figure out what I wanted to do after I graduate.

Taking the News Writing and Reporting class with Professor Kabak made me realize that writing for a newspaper is something that I would enjoy doing.

That class not only helped me become the writer I am today,but also encouraged me to join the e-board, which I am still on as a senior.

There are so many things that I can talk about in relation to being on The Spectrum, but I think that I have mostly learned how to be the person I am today.

Whether it was giving constructive criticism to a writer and helping them through their article or even learning how to think of questions to interview an athlete or coach after a huge game, I will take these skills that I have learned while being at Sacred Heart and keep them in my back pocket, because who knows where I will be in the next four years.

Looking back at all of the things that I have accomplished at this school, I never thought that it would end the way it is. That I would be graduating a semester early and applying to graduate school to start in the spring.

With that, I would like to say thank you to everyone that has helped me along the way—my family, my friends, my professors, my coaches, and anyone else who has been with me throughout college.

About the author

Co-Sports Editor

Leave a Reply