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Finding some wisdom from ‘Ol’ Blue Eyes’

Let’s begin with a piece of pop culture trivia.

A song, titled “Comme d’habitude,” was penned by French songwriters Claude François and Jacques Revaux. You may know it by its more popular title “My Way” as sung by Frank Sinatra. Even Elvis Presley gave it a go much later in his career.

Then again, given that the song was first produced in 1969, I probably lost the better part of our readers by the second paragraph.

Sinatra didn’t like the song much even though many considered it his signature. Even so, it really speaks a lot for the way most of us are feeling right now as we part ways with the university and this office.

While none of us are dying, we’ve got a lot of memories behind us that we’ll never again be able to recapture.

The three other faces on this page each played an integral part in our success over the last four years. It would be an entirely different newspaper without them.

College is a time of constant flux. Just ask any of your professors. As people disappear, new faces are right there to pick up right where we left off. I am ultimately confident that the same can be said for the future of this newspaper.

It has not always been easy, but little in life ever is easy. I am proud of what we were able to do here, and look forward to what comes next both for each of the graduates as well as the “Best College Newspaper in the South.”

So raise a glass tonight, whether it is in celebration of our accomplishments, or to cheer our long-awaited departure. We’ll be right there with you.

“Regrets, I’ve had a few / But then again, too few to mention / I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption / I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway / And more, much more than this, I did it my way”