It’s only the second full week of school and already there’s a lot of pressure on you. You wanna make new friends, keep those you already have, get good grades, join clubs on campus, work a bit part-time, secure a summer job early, find time for sleep and fitness, and ultimately make yourself and your parents proud. In summary there’s: friends, sleep, clubs, grades, work, fitness, happiness- whew! It’s a lot to balance! And a lot of pressure!
We at Golden Words don’t have any suggestions on managing this balancing act, but what we do have is a dose of good ole “chippin’ away at your confidence,” which is what we’ll do right now! While you were worrying about cleaning the dishes, laundry and reading those 70 pages for that law elective, a third-year peer of yours already managed to get a library named after himself. Forreal? Yes. A certain Eng student named Joseph S. Stauffer (class of ’20) has this distinction. So while you thought meeting some new people and joining a club or two was good and all, we’re here to tell you it’s not that great compared to what Joseph’s been able to accomplish in just two full years of studies. It’s safe to say Stauffer has set the standard for everyone else in the class of ‘20 and for years of students to come.
We’d like to congratulate Mr. Stauffer on this historic accomplishment. We can’t wait to see what you manage to do in your final two years of studies at Queen’s! Who knows, maybe the school will be named after you one day! “Stauffer University”? Why not! Dream big, Joseph! Dream big! We’re rooting for you, buddy!