The last time out

Another school year is coming to an end and with it, so has my time at Concordia and at the Concordian.
I have been involved with this paper for the past three years, the last two as sports co-editor and I have had an opportunity to work with some great people during that time.
From the editors that gave me my first shot at writing when I had no experience at all to my two co-editors over the last two years and everyone else at the paper, I want to thank them all for the experience and the great memories that I will carry with me forever.
Beside the people I met at the paper, I also met many people within the university community that have made an impact on me.
When I see the dedication the athletes have to their sports, not to mention the fact that many of them are some of the best minds at the school, I can’t help but applaud what they achieve year in and year out.
I come away from this university not only with a degree in my field, but with a much better understanding of what it takes to make it in the real world.
As I look back on the last three years, two people and one event stick out in my mind.
Men’s hockey coach Kevin Figsby was the first coach that I dealt with on a regular basis and I could not have asked for better.
Not only did he treat my staff and I with the utmost respect, he often went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed to get stories for our readers. He has done wonders for the morale of the athletes in the hockey program and has made a lasting impression on this young reporter.
The other person that sticks in my mind is Vince Labossiere, for no other reason then his exceptional performance on and off the ice and a letter he sent me last year.
The one moment that I will remember is between these two men, when Labossiere presented Figsby with his nameplate at the end of the hockey season last year.
I want to wish everyone good luck for next year and many years after that. You have all given me so much experience and so many memories. Thank you all very much for everything.
Congrats to the class of 2002 and all those who have survived university. See you around.


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