Opinion: A final thanks and a final rant

It is hard to believe that the academic year is almost complete. For some, including me, this means that the sun is about to set on our time here at UVa-Wise.

First off, it has been a great honor to serve as the opinion editor for this school year. We may not have always seen eye-to-eye on every topic, but I hope that I made you think and laugh.

Now it’s time to thank those who have made this time in my life enjoyable and rewarding.

I joined Pi Kappa Phi the spring semester of my sophomore year, and I’m glad that I did. These guys are family.

Though we sometimes fight, argue and bicker, at the end of the day we have each other’s back. I am proud to say I am a brother of Pi Kappa Phi.

For the last three years, I have been pursuing a communications studies degree, which has taught me how to look at life through a different lens.

Rachel Tighe and Amy Clark have always been there for their students, and they have treated all of their advisees as their children. They were truly moms away from home.

To Darrell-Dingus Ely, Chris Davis, Kathy Still, David Amos, Jeanne Good, Maryann Keith and Walter Crouse, you all have made my college experience enjoyable and rewarding.

Throughout my four years here, I’ve come to realize that when it comes to dealing with people in power, you do not have to necessarily respect the person, but you must respect their position.

Let’s be honest they are the ones that sign the checks.

That doesn’t mean you have to suck up to the higher-ups, like some students do habitually, but rather get the job done and vent later.

My blunt and direct approach has always gotten me in trouble, so why stop here?

I have one last rant before I leave Wise.

One memory that will always leave a sign of disgust in my head is how I saw a professional housing staffer creeping closely to one of the doors of Asbury Hall.

Now, I understand that students can draw attention to themselves with noise, but this particular time there was no disturbance coming from the room.

That’s when it all clicked. This particular staff member was looking to for a reason to send students to J-Board.

Maybe this is the reason why we do not have full occupancy on campus.

Disgusting practices like this force students off campus because they feel as though they are part of a police state instead of a community.

Honestly, this person is rather pathetic and needs to evaluate his life and put on some big-kid pants.

That was my final thanks and my final rant.

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed the opinion page this year.

Corey Sanchez

Communications major Corey Sanchez served as The Highland Cavalier's opinion editor and assistant sports editor for the 2012-2013 academic year. He previously served as a staff writer.

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