A Letter To William Carey Students

A Letter To William Carey Students

Right now, we are all #SaderStrong
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Dear William Carey students:

First off, I just wanted to say how sorry I am that you guys lost everything in the recent tornado that ripped through Hattiesburg. While we are a campus down the road, through it all, we have your back.

I know that many of you have been displaced by the tornado. I wanted to say that although I cannot get your material things back, I hope that I can somehow help by creating new memories on our Southern Miss campus. It breaks my heart knowing that for many of you, irreplaceable memories and mementos are now destroyed.

This is no longer a "Southern Miss or Carey issue. This is about Hattiesburg banding together as a city and community and restoring faith in you and your campus. I know how hard it can be to keep morale up at this time, but hopefully through continued efforts, we can restore normalcy to you all.

I've seen many Crusaders on our campus. While it has been an adjustment to see red and black in a sea of black and gold, it is refreshing. I love seeing and meeting new people, so having whole groups come on campus is pretty cool.

I hope that you guys find our residence halls comfortable. I know that things like memories in your own personal dorm cannot be replaced, but hopefully by our accommodations, we can at least make it sort of feel like home. Home is where the heart is, and while we are a few miles away, I hope that we can constantly be reminded that Hattiesburg is home, too.

I hope that in this time, you realize how awesome Southern Miss really is. Our people, our campus, and our community are some of the most caring, welcoming individuals I have ever met. From what I have seen from you guys, so are you. I know that it's weird having class online and not being fully "present" academicallly, but I hope you remember that we want to help you.

I'm so glad that we have been able to accomodate you guys. I know that I have a greater appreciation for both of our respective administrations after this. It may have taken a natural disaster to bring us together, but I am so glad we can mesh together.

So here's to you, William Carey. We are ALL Sader Strong. Through this, we can show the world how great partnering between two schools really is. We are not rivals, we are brothers and sisters united in preserving the legacies of our respective schools. ALthough the situations we are in right now may be strange, we must band together and aide our cross town brothers and sisters.

Southern Miss, and William Carey To The Top,

Emily Victoria Rasch

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4. You don't need a gym membership because trying to keep up with your Aussie is all the exercise you need.

5. You have the world's worst guard dog.

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Reality Check: Snowy Winters Are Not As Magical As You Think They Are

Yes, it's white but no, you don't want to move to the north and shovel it alone.

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If you're from the North where you get hit by inches upon inches of snowfall every year your most had at one time enjoyed it due to the fact you could have a snowball fight, make angels or even attempt to make an igloo (If you ever successfully done that please teach me how) or most of all when school was canceled, delayed or dismissed early because the street where not in great condition.

If you are from a state that receives little to no snow every year you most likely have a different picture of what it like. Which may be like not being able to see the grass and having your version of Frosty the Snowman on your front yard where you dug up rocks and sticks and grabbed someone in your family scarves and hat because you didn't want the snowman to be cold. That when that is all done and your cheeks are rosy red and you just now starting to lose a little feeling in your fingers you finally head inside and enjoy a hot cocoa which may have some mini marshmallow or a candy cane while sitting near the fire under a fuzzy blanket to become warm once again before going out and doing it all again until your school decides to open up again.

I'm sorry to break it to you but most of the time it's not going to be anything like it. Most of us wish it would be but it sadly can`t.

What really happens when its snow is sometimes it is too cold to even go outside and do anything. Or it is not the right type of snow where you cannot build anything as it will not stay how you wanted it. The snow doesn't magically move, so you are probably going to be the one shoveling its meaning after a while your back will probably going to hurt from the repetitive motion and picking up something heavy and throwing it.

Yes, snow can be heavy especially after lifting up a lot at one time. After shoveling it once you may have to go out at least three more times during the day and repeat it depending on how hard the snow coming down. And after that, you will need to throw down either rock salt or cat litter to help melt the ice underneath or give you some traction when walking so you don't fall. Yes, those videos of people falling from ice are hilarious to watch but if you're the one who fell you probably won't be laughing. And those days off of school you will either make up during your spring break, other days off the school was going to give you or your last day will be pushed back until you reach 180 days.

So, before you go your so lucky to have snow and it must be so fun to play in or you probably get great photos because it looks so pretty. (I will agree to get great photos).

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