(((525,600 Minutes)^1.1052431852) + 0.001) Minutes at UNH

Zack Rosen

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. This is the 104th issue that I have written in and worked on for The Charger Bulletin. My, how time flies by!

Throughout the past four years, I have written about all sorts of things – both positive and negative. I’ve talked about everything from Joe Lieberman and Barack Obama to mothers who are unable to control their children in Martin Scorcese movies. Yup, I’ve covered it all.

One of my favorites was, by far, an editorial about warning labels. It went over hair driers that had the warning “do not use in shower” on it. Or how about “caution: Remove infant before folding for storage” on a portable stroller? My personal favorite was a printed message appears in a TV ad when the presenter demonstrates how strong some Ingenio cookware is by using it to beat up a regular frying pan. “Using Ingenio cookware to destroy your old pots may void your warranty.” Okay, one last one…on a packet for a moist towelette, a message was printed that stated that it “cleans and refreshes without soap or water. Contains: Water, fragrance & soap.”

To be honest, there’s nothing I would have rather done at the University of New Haven than get involved. The summer before my freshman year, around June, I contacted the station manager of WNHU and the editor-in-chief of The Charger Bulletin. I became active in both organizations, and at the end of my freshman year I knew that I wanted to do more … but which should I invest myself in!? Being a rather naive individual, I applied for positions within The Charger Bulletin as well as WNHU. The night of my interview, I received a call that I couldn’t have been happier about – I was appointed the assistant editor of The Charger Bulletin. At the end of my sophomore year, I reapplied for the assistant editor position, and got it again. Then, at the end of my junior year, I applied for editor-in-chief. As you can probably tell, I was fortunate enough to receive that position as well.

I have no idea what I will be doing a year from now. But whatever it is, I know that I’ll be involved.

The sad part, however, is seeing how many people don’t get involved. By no means should everybody – nor would everybody – want to be in charge of a university organization. But how can you really not get involved in even one club? UNH offers a ton of clubs and organizations, and certainly more than one can work for everybody. Whatever…to each their own!
It has been a pleasure working on The Charger Bulletin for the past four years, and having a leadership position for three of those four. I have met and worked with some of the best people, and that’s something that I couldn’t be happier about. As I depart from this position, please join me in welcoming next year’s editor-in-chief, Matt Di Giovanni. I feel like a mother sending his child off to preschool for the first time! (Yes, “mother” and “his.” That’s right!)

But in all seriousness, it has been an honor and a pleasure to do all that I have done. Thank you for reading the past few years, and thank you for not smoking! … even those who read while smoking …