The Year in Review

Cameron Hines

It’s that time again. For some of us, this concludes our first year at college. For others this will be the end of their college career. As it’s time to say our goodbyes and farewells, I’d like to take the time to thank everyone for this chance to write for the paper this year.

I entered UNH as most do: a confused, naïve freshman. Now that a year has passed, I leave a confused, naïve sophomore-to-be. When I got here, I immediately took up an interest in writing for the school’s paper: it had been something I’d wanted to do since high school, and now I had been given a setting to do it. And if my endless articles haven’t proved it, I kind of have a little bit of a tiny little fascination with films. Movies to me have always been about bringing people together, whether it’s making them or watching them. Movies have an uncanny ability to not only tell us stories, but tell us ones that we like to see ourselves in.

I remember my first article was a review of The Expendables 2, and since then I’ve seen many movies I wouldn’t have been able to, had I not had the advantage of writing for the paper. I have seen some great films, and I’ve seen some great films to mock. I want to thank whoever has read this paper and supported the writers who dedicate themselves to it. I have felt my writing ability improve and my awareness improve as well.

And not only that, but it has supported and expanded my love of film. In fact, I take this love of film so serious that I am hoping to transfer for next fall to study film directing. Though I don’t know where I’ll be next year, I can only hope for the best. If this is to be my last article, then I’d just like to make sure that everyone understands how much I appreciate what this paper has done for me personally, professionally and socially. Although a simple goodbye would probably suffice, I leave you guys with a Jimi Hendrix quote: “The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye…until we meet again.”

So until we meet again, stay sassy UNH.