An Open Letter To the Outgoing SGA Officers

An Open Letter To the Outgoing SGA Officers

You rock, never change.
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On Tuesday, our new Student Government Association Officers will take their oaths and officially become the next student representatives for our amazing university. It is kind of sad that we will not get the amazing chance for another year with them, but I know that the new ones will do amazingly. Before the old ones departed, however, I thought I would write a little something. Enjoy!

Caroline,

I am so glad that you were our president. Not only did you have a passionate love of Southern Miss, but you have a way with making people feel that they are important. You have had a large impact on my life, and I know that your impact on Southern Miss will forever be felt. While I am sad to see you go, I really do hope to get another chance to work with you in the future. I mean, as pastor's kids, we need to stick together, am I right? Thank you for being one of my biggest cheerleaders as I navigated the new world of being an English major. I know that I can sometimes be a lot to deal with, but you never made it seem like I was. Love you!

Franky,

You must be given some sort of accolade for having dealt with me for the past two years. It has been awesome to watch you go from our Freshman Associates director to our Treasurer. Thank you for seeing all of our ideas. While we may not be getting our Founder's Fest, at least we can say that we had an amazing year as Philanthrophy Commission. I hope that you continue to be involved with SGA in the future!

Christen,

Bless your sweet soul for choosing me for Election Commission. I know that I can sometimes be a lot to handle and deal with, but if you were annoyed, I really could not tell. I hope that you know that all of our Election Commission and what it was would not have been made possible without you (and Shelby). Thank you for putting up with me, my tardiness to meetings, and never making me feel like I was not important. Do not forget to slay very hard in the future. With yours being so bright, however, you just might need a pair of Ray Bans.

Jesse,

As sad as it may be, I did not get to know you all that well. However, from what I heard, you were the Joe Biden of Vice Presidents. I know that it has to be a bit painful for you to have lost the recent election, but have no fear, you will slay at whatever you do. You're not leavig, just defying gravity! (Was that reference not Wickedly awesome or what?)

Autumn,

I did not really get to know you that well, but I know that you are a Cubs fan. It's a big deal to celebrate your graduation, but still, winning the World Series was pretty amazing, right? #GoCubsGo

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8 Things You Should Never Say To An Education Major

"Is your homework just a bunch of coloring?"
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Yes, I'm an Education major, and yes, I love it. Your opinion of the field won't change my mind about my future. If you ever happen to come across an Education major, make sure you steer clear of saying these things, or they might hold you in from recess.

1. "Is your homework just a bunch of coloring?"

Um, no, it's not. We write countless lesson plans and units, match standards and objectives, organize activities, differentiate for our students, study educational theories and principles, and write an insane amount of papers on top of all of that. Sometimes we do get to color though and I won't complain about that.

2. "Your major is so easy."

See above. Also, does anyone else pay tuition to have a full-time job during their last semester of college?

3. "It's not fair that you get summers off."

Are you jealous? Honestly though, we won't really get summers off. We'll probably have to find a second job during the summer, we'll need to keep planning, prepping our classroom, and organizing to get ready for the new school year.

4. “That's a good starter job."

Are you serious..? I'm not in this temporarily. This is my career choice and I intend to stick with it and make a difference.

5. “That must be a lot of fun."

Yes, it definitely is fun, but it's also a lot of hard work. We don't play games all day.

6. “Those who can't, teach."

Just ugh. Where would you be without your teachers who taught you everything you know?

7. “So, you're basically a babysitter."

I don't just monitor students, I teach them.

8. “You won't make a lot of money."

Ah yes, I'm well aware, thanks for reminding me. Teachers don't teach because of the salary, they teach because they enjoy working with students and making a positive impact in their lives.

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7 Reasons Why Being An Education Major Is The Best Decision You Can Make In College

Everyone has pride in their major, but us education majors are ones to beat.

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Before and throughout college, I changed my major roughly five times. It was such a tough decision for me, but I finally landed on the perfect one for me and that was education. Here are the reasons why being an education major is hands down the best:

1. We get to help others 

A huge reason I stepped into this degree was because I knew I would get to make a difference - small or large.

2. We play a big part in how the future will look like 

Did you ever think about that? Teachers get to help shape the kids of the future by how the classroom is run.

3. Studying education makes you appreciate education 

I have always loved school, but not as much as I do now. I have found a strong passion for education and the value it holds.

4. We get to be role models 

Some of those kids who walk through the door won't have anyone at home rooting for them, or they will, but your encouragement and push will help drive them to succeed.

5. We get to create a fun and effective learning environment 

I have learned what I do and do not want my classroom environment to be just through the teachers that I have had.

6. No one can do my job without the teaching license 

This for me has created job security knowing that no one can take my job without also having gone through the education, student teaching, and testing that I have.

7. Teachers will ALWAYS be needed 

Education will never go away, so neither will we as teachers.

I am honored, to say the least, to be able to be a teacher one day. It is something that I cherish and will work my hardest at being one of the greats.

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