My life as a statue


Emily Dvareckas/The Hawks’ Herald

The Roger statue is going to miss his friends and wish them the best of luck.

It is that time of year once again, and it is always my least favorite time of the year. It is time to say goodbye to my senior friends. It is always so bittersweet as I reminisce about the first times you walked past my perch four or more years ago, so young and full of excitement for the years to come.


Now, here you all are, ready to don your caps and walk towards your futures. From the moment you all walked onto this campus for the first time, to the last moment you will call this place home, you have all never ceased to amaze me.


You have spent the past four years preparing for your future, it seems impossible that your futures are now your presents. I have seen many graduating classes come and go and each leaves me just as sad as the last. Everyone who comes through my campus holds a special place in my heart and it always hurts to see you all go.


Four years have passed so quickly and it may seem impossible that this is the end of your RWU chapter but I am excited to hear about what your next chapter entails and I am so grateful to have been a part of your life story. I hope you always remember and cherish the memories you made here as a Hawk, whether it was late nights in the library, the first time you met your best friend or any of the fun events that took place in the last four years.


Whether you are going to graduate school, traveling the world or starting your career, I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. I hope to see you all once again, although you will have to come to visit me because I am a little attached to RWU and do not do well with travel. For now, I must say goodbye my friends, I will miss you dearly.