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Most people would probably put The Office’s Michael Scott on the very bottom of a list of people to be compared to. He’s selfish, ignorant, offensive, and pretty much the definition of secondhand embarrassment. But I still don’t mind being compared to him.

Just to clarify, I really hope I’m not like Michael Scott in the ways that he is ignorant, selfish, and offensive. However, the way that he values the friendship of his employees and coworkers above all else in the office is something I am proud to say we share.

Throughout the past three years, I have found a home in The Sentry office and gotten to work with some amazing people that I am so happy to call my friends. Together, we have made an amazing newspaper and given a voice to CU Denver. And though our meetings are important and we all have to work hard, it is the friendships that have made everything else work so well. They are what have made 11-hour production nights and working above the hour-cap not only bearable, but completely worth it.

As many of the editors graduate and leave The Sentry, I am sad to see them go. But with the legacies they are leaving behind them, and the foundations they’ve made, I am so excited to welcome new faces to the team.

With an (almost) entirely new editorial staff, next year’s Sentry won’t be the same. Each editor will bring their own ideas and personalities to their sections and the office. This change will be exciting and fun, but I know that friendship will always be at the heart of it.

Over the years, many people have graduated and said goodbye to The Sentry office, but they have never said goodbye to each other. Because, as Michael Scott said, “The people that you work with are, when you get down to it, your very best friends.”

Tessa Blair
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