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Swan Song

By Steve Luzzo
On November 18, 2013

     My time here at Governors State is almost done.  It is crazy how quickly the time went, but I think I am ready to get out into the real world and start making an impact.  Hopefully the economy is strong enough and there will be enough growth out there where I will be able to find a job, no, a career that I actually want. The uncertainty of post-school life is a little bit frightening because there are so many variables of what can happen as I proceed into the future. 

     I feel fortunate enough to be able to have had the opportunity to have learned both inside and outside of the classroom the things I will need to be successful.  Something that I felt was important throughout my time here was to make sure that if I were to walk into any company after graduation and see someone that I had a class with, that they would be able to say that I was a must hire.  I feel that is a good mantra, and something that others should use as well.  If you work hard, and demonstrate that you are a go-to person, then everything should fall into place. 

     Throughout my time here at GSU I met a lot of really good people, as well as some really good professors.  Some people stayed with me through multiple classes where I was able to build a relationship with them, and I am grateful for the camaraderie that was built through the different semesters.

     But alas, GSU is moving onward and upward.  A freshman class will soon be here and the new student housing will be completed.  I will be gone, and many of the people that I have become friends with will also be.  So I figured that since I have used my columns in the Phoenix over the past year to rant about random school issues, my final writing should follow suit.

     Some topics that I have covered in the past have dealt with better electrical outlet locations in the cafeteria, as well as the need for better tasting water out of the water fountains. However, one topic that I have not yet addressed that really bothers me is the Wi-fi reception on campus. Why oh why is the Wi-fi so bad?  Multiple classrooms across every building in this school have a signal that is either too weak, or is over inundated with multiple users on the one band. 

     GSU is going to be growing as the years continue. Freshmen students will see GSU as a better alternative to spending a fortune on tuition elsewhere. As they come to University Park and begin their educations I sincerely hope that the school goes ahead and invests in the infrastructure to improve internet signals.  There have been countless classrooms where connecting to the internet has been much more difficult than it should here in the 21st century, and I hope that improves for the future students of this institution.


     Alas, now it is time for my swan song. Best of luck to you all, no matter what you are going to school for. I hope you can find the success you all seek. 

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