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Making Memories for Better or Worse

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Categorizing some of the best and worst memories of the year always feels like they happened yesterday. I can remember not too long ago some of my best memories: petting a pig for the very first time (who was notably named Katniss Eversqueal) and being gifted a doppelgänger when my coworker and Copy Editor Shaye dressed up as me for Christmas. Did these things happen yesterday? Yes, but to be fair this year has been like looking into the chasm of the empty void. Kidding, but not really. 

Okay okay, if I’m being serious some of my best memories from this year  have been from the summer when I was spending time with my hometown friends. Honorable mentions include: every day I get closer to graduating in the spring and I guess hanging out with my family over the breaks (just kidding, I love my family; they’d definitely be in top three for sure). On the other hand, some of my worst memories have included me almost losing my eye and ear to a curse and doing abolsutely nothing over Thanksgiving Break, thus putting me in extreme danger now that finals week has come. Did all those bad things happen in the same week? Yes. Can I recall any substantial memories from the past 11 months? No, I cannot. 

The Sentry’s Best/Worst issue is a special issue that reflects the entirety of our staff in the most unique way. Not entirely subjected to “best” and “worst,” you’ll find yourself agreeing on whether or not Rocketman was the worst biopic of the year, laughing (or crying) at our craziest Sentry moments, or learning about where the best places to cry on campus are­—all useful information. As we approach the end of the semester and the year overall, we here at The Sentry are reflecting on everything we’ve been through. Going into the new year I hope you all take time to do the same and spring forward into making new memories for better or worse. 

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