I hope that you are all doing well. You may have noticed that I am a new editor for this issue of the University Times school newspaper. I will be one of three new editors as the semester continues its journey until May.
As the nineth week of the semester approaches us, students may be having more challenges. As a first-time editor, I have felt a little out of my element. The motivation that pushes us past these challenges, however, is not slowing down. Instead, our motivation is becoming more concentrated from all we have learned. And if that is not actually the case, we still have spring break to count on.
Stay strong, folks, and remember to make your own fun along the way!
I hope that you’re all doing well and enjoying the sort-of spring weather. Spring semester always goes by so fast, which is both a good and emotional thing. For underclassman, there is stress but a sense of excitement because the finish line is so close. For graduating seniors, the only way I can describe the way I’m feeling is like I’m holding my breath. I feel like if I blink, I might miss all the small moments between now and May 7th.
What a ride being editor has been. I have done some reflecting on my time as editor and come to the biggest conclusion: I will miss this. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to write to you all every semester for the past three years. Not only has this been a great outlet for me as a writer, but also as a leader, as I have grown and stretched to reach many goals.
I have nothing but high hopes for the future of University Times and look forward to seeing future content.
I hope you are all hanging in there! I know I’m starting to feel the pressure with finals looming in the very near future. Something I have been trying to do in order to stay sane is taking walks. Many of you wouldn’t know this, but I have a black lab, Finn. Finn is still a puppy, just an 80-pound pup. Walking Finn in between classes and meetings has been a nice way for me to manage my stress.
Taking these walks down here in southern Maine, I’ve made a discovery. I’m happy to report that the grass is out! Most of the snow has melted. Really, the only snow left can be found on the ski slopes or shaded places in yards. Now let’s see, that should mean the warmer weather will find its way to Presque Isle in— well, I’m not sure when, but hopefully it’s soon.
Stay warm folks and remember Spring is right around the corner!
If you’re wondering ywhay I am writing like isthay, it’s because I am driving ownday a very umpubay road. I feel like the days are starting to get longer. I can’t wait for warm ummersay nights and onglay alksway on the beach. Alas, we have a little itbay to go before enthay.
Oh, and how could I forget! Remember to check the weather for next Tuesday. I saw in the forecast that we are expecting clouds with a chance of eatballsmay.
I hope you are all finding success in this chilly spring semester. I know I enjoyed my time off over break. I made sure to hit the slopes at least half a dozen times or so. There are a number of exciting things to look forward to this semester.
One of them is print issues of the U Times newspaper! Starting next month, U Times will be restarting print issues after nearly two years. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and everything shifted to remote learning, the U Times’ print production halted. All of us at the U Times could not be happier for this exciting revival. Keep an eye out for our issues. We will distribute them in the usual locations around campus.
If you are interested in joining us for this exciting revival process, the U Times is always accepting new members. We meet in Folsom 101A every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Dr. J at firstname.lastname@example.org or me at email@example.com. Either of us would be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Well, I hope you all had a lovely Valentine’s Day. Or even a “Gal-entine’s” or “Pal-entine’s.” However you celebrate, whether by showing yourself or someone special to you love, I hope it was nice. I was lucky enough to receive flowers, an edible arrangement and jewelry. I’m not going to lie, the edible arrangement was a hit. All the chocolate covered strawberries were gone by dinner.
The snow has started falling and I am happy to announce that the Birkenstocks have been put away for the season. Happy holidays! As I have gotten older, my appreciation for the holiday season has shifted. For the last four years, the holiday season meant a break between semesters. Now as I enjoy my last holiday break from college, I am grateful for the time with family and friends.
Regardless of your traditions, I hope you all have a safe and happy break. I look forward to writing to you all again next semester.
I hope all is well! What a beautiful time of year this is, leaves falling and cooler temperatures. I have to say, I’m getting excited for the winter. While I spend most of my time cozy by the wood stove, I also hit the slopes any chance I get. I’ve snowboarded since sixth grade and have to say, I’m not too shabby. Though I avoid the terrain parks at all costs, I manage to stay up at least 75 percent of the time. This winter, I am looking forward to learning to ski. I figured it’s time to test my versatility. I’ll let you know how it goes!
With holiday season right around the corner, I hope everyone is in good spirits. With the pressure of finals starting to arise, remember to take care of yourself and give yourself a breather every now and then. Get out and go for a walk, FaceTime with a friend or family member from home or watch a couple episodes of your go-to comfort show.
Hello and welcome back! I hope everyone had a nice summer break and feels ready to take on all that this next semester has in store. Over the summer, I enjoyed my down time but could not have felt more ready for classes to start back up. If you do not know me personally, I am the type of person who likes the structure classes give me.
What a hot summer we had. The cold weather really snuck up on us. Down here in southern Maine, the leaves have just started to turn within the last few weeks. Alas, I am still sporting my Birkenstocks.
As always, I hope that everyone is doing well and I look forward to writing to you again soon!
It appears the time has come for me to retire for the summer, as this is our last issue of the 2020-2021 school year. What an extraordinary adventure this past academic year has been. To think that this time last year we were at the start of the COVID pandemic to now having access to vaccinations is wild. It has certainly been a ride. Hopefully, we can begin to come back together in our studies and everyday life in the fall semester.
I would like to congratulate every person in UMPI’s 2021 graduating class and give special recognition to the U Times’ very own Melanee Terry. Melanee has been a staff writer for the U Times since her first semester at UMPI. From one journalist to another, I hope your snowy owl wings help you find the career of your dreams! I have no doubts that all the 2021 graduates will do amazing things.
As for the summer, I hope everyone has a good one. May the sun be hot and the days feel long. I surely know that I need a break.
I hope you’re doing well! The weather is warming up out there. I hate to admit it, but I’ve broken out a single pair of shorts. Of course, I can’t wear shorts without sandals. In other words, I’ve held out as long as humanly possible to break out the Birkenstocks and here we are. If I’m being honest, though, I actually waited a little longer to break them out than last year. I recall doing a lot of crazy things at the start of quarantine (cutting bangs, joining TikTok, etc.) and wearing Birks with wool socks in early March was definitely one of them. Although I don’t remember even putting my sandals away last year. At least I can say that I had to go searching for them before I could wear them again this year.
As always, I hope you’re doing well. We’re past the halfway mark of the semester and I hope I speak for all of us when I say I couldn’t be more excited for summer. Whether you plan to work as much as you can or take it easy, I feel like we’re all in need of a little break (whatever that may look like for you)!