September 21, 2021

Last wills and testaments

James P. Cannon once said, “Every good newspaper is muckraking to some degree. It’s our job. Where there’s muck, we ought to rake it.” I feel I’ve done my share.
This is my last article for The Eagle and I feel a sort of relief but, at the same time, a horror. I’m relieved because now I just might get my sleeping patterns back on track, and for those of you who know me, this is a big deal. There sure will be a lot less stress in my life and the safety of those around me won’t be as threatened.

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This archived article was written by: Mae Goss

James P. Cannon once said, “Every good newspaper is muckraking to some degree. It’s our job. Where there’s muck, we ought to rake it.” I feel I’ve done my share.
This is my last article for The Eagle and I feel a sort of relief but, at the same time, a horror. I’m relieved because now I just might get my sleeping patterns back on track, and for those of you who know me, this is a big deal. There sure will be a lot less stress in my life and the safety of those around me won’t be as threatened.
Again, at the same time, I have this ridiculous horror looming over me. Horror that I didn’t learn all I need to know; horror that I haven’t done everything I could to make my experience at USU Eastern as good as it can possibly be . . . horror that I will have to stay another year. Though, I do feel that most of these are unnecessary. Most of them.
So now I’m supposed to thank all those who helped me along my way at USU-Eastern. I feel like I have won something and I should be crying right now. Oh, well. Maybe next time.
I would like to start out thanking Susan Polster. Because of her I have grown so much. I have come to terms with the fact that I would like to be like her someday; she is so comfortable in her skin, how could I not respect that? I could go on for a while so I will end my “thank you” to Susan by saying, “Because I knew you, I have been changed for good.” I think God needs to bless you for sticking with me for three years.
Dr. Corey Ewan. Need I say more? For those whom have never had a class by Dr. Ewan, shame on you. He is the class clown of USU-Eastern and I am honored to know him.
Carrie Icard is another instructor whom I need to thank. She is the reason I finished my first semester of college and stayed in school. She is a great motivator and, because of her, I am where I am now.
Another person who needs to be mentioned is Jan Thorton. I know that it comes with her job description, but she has made my life significantly more bearable. A good listener and a dear friend; there are too few people like her in the world.
On to more social figures. What started out as an occasional hangout group has become what I look forward to each day. My mama once told me that the friends you make in college will be the ones you keep for life. How right she was. I have never felt so accepted by a group of people as I do with the ones I know now. Jenna, Henry, TJ, Kelli, Sheraya, Tadd, Grace, Maddi and everyone else whom I haven’t mentioned . . . there are no words to describe how grateful I am to you for being the greatest part of my leap of faith.
Well, now that it sounds like I’ve died, on to my experience at USU-Eastern.
My first semester I hated Price. I went home every weekend and got a feeling of dread in my stomach every time I would get off the Price freeway exit.
Things have changed since then; not in the way I thought they would, but changed nonetheless.
No longer do I loathe the idea of being in Price or on campus and I wouldn’t go as far as saying that it’s because this college has changed my outlook on life entirely. I would, though, go as far as saying that if I hadn’t come to this God-forsaken campus, I would not have met the people I know now and wouldn’t be who I am now if I hadn’t met them.
One of the biggest philosophies I have on life is to not regret anything and, on that note, I do not regret my choice to come to Price and attend school here. I have certainly learned to take the good with the bad and have come out a better person because of it.

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