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Farewell Column: Goodbye from the science guy

Over these past four years this university has made me feel at home. From the late nights to frantically studying for tests, I feel like I’ve learned my fair share of knowledge that has helped prepare me for wherever my future takes me.

I began my college career as a psychology major and quickly found out that it wasn’t what I wanted to be doing for the rest of my life. From there I switched my major to biology and that only lasted a semester when I found out math wasn’t my forte, but the passion I have for science has stuck around ever since. Both of these disasters lead me to do something that I truly care about and love doing every day. I became a journalism major.

Writing has always come really easy to me and with the help of The New Hampshire I got to focus on writing most of the science articles. Since coming to school and being able to take discovery classes I have found that science, especially astronomy, really peaks my interest. The idea of being small in comparison to the world and the thought of other life out there is just fascinating.

Focusing mostly on science writing I have been able to talk to a lot of scientists here at UNH and have been able to learn about things and see things that the average student wouldn’t have been able to. One of my fondest memories was being able to cover the satellite that UNH helped produce. Being able to talk to Professor Mobius about the findings was incredible.

Being a journalism major really broke me out of my shell and let me have experiences I’ll never forget here at school. I’ve made friends and got to experience events that I would never have gone to if I didn’t join the paper.

As I look back on all of the memorable and some forgettable nights I’ve had at school I can say I don’t regret any of it. I’m going to miss being able to hang out at school and have minimal responsibilities but all good things must come to an end. I can happily say I’m ready for the next chapter in my life.

No matter where this road takes me I will always be grateful for what I’ve learned at the university and what I’ve been able to achieve with The New Hampshire. Everyone here has made me feel not only at home but ready for whatever lies ahead.

It may sound cliché but, being at UNH and writing for The New Hampshire has helped me find out who I am and what my interests are.

And for that I am grateful.

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