The legend of Sal- Grand finale

The legend of Sal- Grand finale

The Legend of Sal: Grand Finale

I have worked at the North Wind student paper since November of 2020. I started as a contributing writer for the sports section. I was able to move into a writer position in January of 2021, and I have been moving around ever since. 

As I approach the end of my college rope, I have so many things I want to say, so many events I want to do over, and so many things I have yet to accomplish. To be fair, the last four years of my life have been all locally focused into one campus, now that I am leaving the campus (kinda) I don’t really know what to do. 

The North Wind has been an important part of my life. There are so many memories just in the office alone, not to mention all of the stories I have worked on over the years. Most people know me from my roles as a paraprofessional, but when people know me as a writer, journalist, or a photographer, it makes me feel so very prideful. 

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I would like to first thank all three Editor-in-chiefs that I have worked with. Justin Van’t Hof, for hiring me (which led to all of this mess) Kata Rothorn, for helping me develop the broadcasting internship and the multimedia section, (I somehow outlasted you here ) and of course, Molly, for not ripping my head off while I continue to make mistakes and fall victim to my senioritis. (I am so sorry)

I would also like to thank Travis Nelson, the sports editor at the time that I was hired. I barely talked to you because I was a nervous wreck, but you always said nice things about my work, even if my work was not good. If you are reading this, sup.

So, what is the point of this article? Well since this is the last thing I will write for The North Wind, I think that it is very important for me to make sure that it is about something of utmost importance. But what could a struggling almost-graduate prioritize at this moment?

I could start with the concept of time at college. How we make our whole lives based around these few years and then once it’s over you realize you still have a good chunk of your life left to live and you basically have just started. I could, but I won’t, too overdone. 

I could regale a tale of all the people I currently have the grudge against, putting them on blast publicly, using my mediocre and small campus “fame” to flame them and then graduate with no chance of rebuttal. The problem is I don’t really have a grudge with anyone. It’s very progressive of me. I am a hero.

So what could I possibly fill this voided space with? Again, there are so many things I wanted to say and do, this could be my chance to say it. 

I think the best and most fitting thing I could do for this article is be myself, and not the easy going and carefree Sal persona that I have built, but a real Dallas-like move. I shall share a regret that I have held onto all of this time. I hope the right person hears this.

I have had a skateboard in my trunk for the past five years, I have yet to learn how to skateboard.

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