I know what you’re thinking. What could possibly happen next? What does it mean when your semester starts with an earthquake and a hurricane in the span of a week? It is times like these when we realize just how fortunate we all are to have the opportunity to attend college. We complain about parking and other trivial matters all of the time and often it takes a natural disaster or a crisis to put it all in perspective for us and help us realize just how fortunate we are to be in college. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone back for another semester and also welcome the Class of 2015 to Rhode Island College!
If you have picked up this copy of The Anchor, you’ve made your first great decision of the semester. In this issue, we cover Hurricane Irene’s impact on the college community, the latest update on the construction around campus, a fall concert preview and a fall sports preview for seven RIC varsity athletic programs.
It is our hope that you will continue to read The Anchor, the most prestigious student organization at RIC, a student run publication which has been printing since 1928, throughout the year. Our staff includes some of the most talented writers the college has to offer with a singular mission for this upcoming year: delivering you the stories that impact the college community on a weekly basis. If you have any questions or are interested in becoming a part of The Anchor, stop by our office located in the Ducey Media Center or shoot me an email at email@example.com.
I leave you with this message from Bill Simmons, an iconic sportswriter for ESPN and the founder of Grantland.com:
“It’s my duty to pass along these five rules for anyone heading to college: stay active beyond your classes (newspaper, radio station, etc.); don’t date anyone for longer than two semesters; always drink liquor before beer and not vice-versa; don’t forget to call your parents every few days; and approach your classes the same way Shaq approached his NBA career. In other words, don’t kill yourself trying to become the best center of all time; just do enough to eventually get mentioned in the top 10, and enjoy every moment along the way. Shaq could have ended up with a 3.95 in the NBA; he settled for a 3.4. Ultimately, did it really matter? He won four rings, made something like $300 million, clinched a spot on the ‘best 15 players ever’ list, kicked ass for three straight postseasons and will be remembered by everybody who watched him. That’s what you want to get out of college.”