Loquitur seniors look ahead to upcoming graduation

Jillian Smith

By: Elizabeth Brachelli

This is it. I’ve made it. I’m nearly done college. I’m graduating a year early and leaving behind the best experience I’ve had in my life. My college career is coming to end. After three years of being surrounded by the most admirable people, having an education of the heart and building endless memories, I hate to say good-bye to Cabrini. I feel as if I owe Cabrini something for my experience.

I almost wish there were shackles chained on my legs so I didn’t have to part and I wish there was a way I could stay. And yes, the big question has hit me. What’s next?

I’m not sure of what the road ahead holds for me. There’s life-changing decisions to make. A lot of us are unsure. But there is one thing I know. When I’m leaving Cabrini and throwing my cap in the air at graduation with all of my friends, we won’t be leaving Cabrini. The heart of Cabrini will live within all of us forever.

By: Katherine Brachelli

Who knew that three years could go by so fast? As my graduation is quickly approaching I have mixed emotions. I’m so excited for the new challenges ahead of me and to have free time again, yet I am sad such a big part of my life will be left behind me, Cabrini. I’ll especially miss all the good times with the Loquitur staff.

Cabrini has left me with some of the greatest experiences, memories and friends anyone could have. I don’t think there are any words that could express how grateful I am for everything that I have gained at Cabrini.

As the SemiSonic says, “Closing time – every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” I look forward to my new beginning, after this amazing year with the Loquitur staff is closed out.

By: Matt Donato

As graduation and the real world approach, I can’t help but feel two differing feelings of apprehension and excitement. On one end, I can’t wait to be done with schoolwork for the rest of my life, and on the other, I can’t help but think about all the mornings I will have to get up to go to work and how I’ll have to strategically select my sick days.

I know that I shouldn’t be looking at things in that light, but it’s just how they have been running through my head lately. I think in the near future I’ll be able to shake this pessimistic view on jobs and the “real world.”

I’ll adjust to this so-called
“real world” just like I adjusted to that thing called college. Then I’ll be good to go, but until that point, I’ll be playing things by ear. Taking the wind at my sail and waiting to see where it takes me.

By: Daina Havens

Everyday of my senior year, I have sat at my editor’s desk and looked at a little note on the side of my computer monitor that says, “What you are will show in what you do,” by Thomas Edison. Well, I have done a lot of things up to this point of my life, and I like what I have become. I’ll take this simple quotation with me as I progress, and move beyond these newsroom walls, and the halls of Cabrini College. I’ll take satisfaction in reflecting on what I have already accomplished, but always strive to keep showing the world what I am.

I am a strong woman. I am educated. I am happy. I am a friend and family member. I am a transfer student who will always cherish memories at Chestnut Hill College. I am thankful for having had the opportunity to study at Cabrini, work with the Loquitur, make friends on the editorial staff, and learn from the best, most amazing teachers any student could hope for! I didn’t just earn a degree; I am my degree, because what I am has shown in what I have done.

By: Meghan Hurley

If you had told me four years ago I was going to be who I am right now, I would have called you crazy. College has been the most transformative four years of my life. The people I have met and the things that I have been given the opportunity to do have changed my life forever and I can’t begin to express my gratitude. I have been many places during my time here including West Virginia, El Salvador, Georgia, Maryland and New Jersey and they have all had a profound effect on my life, but one of the places that holds the most memories for me is room 264, the newsroom.

I joined the English and communication department to become a wedding planner. That has now changed and I couldn’t be more thankful. I hope I can now go on to do justice to the education that the faculty and staff at this college has given me. The world needs changing and I hope to work as hard as I can to do just that.

Elizabeth Brachelli Katherine

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