By: Ashely St.Louis
I’m going to do things a bit differently for the last week of the 2012-year. At this point in our educational careers some of us are barely getting started, working through perhaps only their second semester here at Rhode Island College. Compare them to the graduating seniors and they’ve got quite a long ways to go, filled with days without sleep and late night study sessions. Most likely all of us will make it through and come back the following year pumped and ready to go. It makes us seem like gluttons for punishment, but we have dreams we need to see completed and this is merely one stop along the way. Television is exactly like that too.
Think about it for a second. When a television series doesn’t do so well, it gets the ax. Think about your years in college like a show, be it a drama, comedy, reality television, or what have you. Each semester – each year – is another episode under your belt, and you’ve got to trudge towards that season finale if it kills you. No giving up or you risk losing everything you’ve established up until this point that made your show interesting. Giving up is like getting the ax and being delegated to those awful movies on the Sci-fi channel. Entertaining as they may be, there’s no substance, no life breathing steadily underneath the surface. In whatever you do, always reach towards that season finale, go out with a bang and don’t look back.
As for those of you who are graduating this year, congratulations! Season two of your story has been green-lit, so make sure you’re ready. After all, it’s more difficult to keep a show interesting than making it through season one. Remember that you have knowledge under your belt as well as past experiences that will help you maneuver your way through a new world. It’s kind of like having a small flashlight at night. The savvier you get, the bigger the light becomes, so continuing to walk is the best bet.
Well, that’s it from me. I hope you all have a great last week of school. Concentrate on your work and remember to eat healthy. No matter what happens, as long as you keep trying, than nothing will ever keep you down to long and if you should ever find yourself stuck on something, take a gander on over to the nearest television and maybe, just maybe, you will learn something you never knew before.