My life as a statue


Rachel Dvareckas/The Hawks' Herald

The Roger statue encourages everyone to go enjoy the warmer weather

Hey hawks,

Brrr! It has been absolutely freezing the past few days. Too bad none of you gave me a coat…I see how it is.

Anyway, I hope you all had a good first full week of classes. Getting back into the campus routine can be difficult.

For those who have not met me, my name is Roger Williams. You can find me rooted to the ground in front of the library, across from Global Heritage Hall. As you can imagine, I do not get around much, but I have been around for a long time, and I have seen a lot of things on this campus.

Now that classes have started, be sure to find time throughout the week you can just spend on yourself. Finding time to relax might be hard, especially for the seniors, but your mental health always comes first. Without that, you cannot do your classwork to the best of your abilities.

Especially since the weather has gotten so bad, be sure to watch out for ice. I have never fallen on ice obviously but it looks quite painful. Most importantly, if you did not bring a heavy coat with you to campus, get one as soon as possible. You will thank me later.

As for the seniors, wow. Time really flies, doesn’t it? I remember when you were all first years that were afraid to ask where CAS was, now students are asking you.

I know you are probably feeling a mixture of excitement and nervousness (probably meaning more towards nervousness), but if you remember nothing else I say, remember this: you are not alone. Every senior that has ever graduated from RWU has been exactly where you are and felt the same way. Use each other for support, because you are all in this together, and being able to ask for help is a strength, not a weakness.