Gramblinite staffer says goodbye

It’s so hard to believe that the time has come to say goodbye to "dear ole’ Grambling." These past four years have been adventurous, difficult, joyous, and painful for me, but throughout it all I made it. However, I was not alone. In this article, I am going to give thanks to all who helped me along this 21-year journey through life and its struggles. God- You are the truly the source of my strength. I could not have made it without you. I love you so much. There was a point in my life in which I tried to question you and I realized that all that I had to do was just do your will and you would give me the desires of my heart. I had to learn not to place a question mark when you have already made a strong statement.Papa and Granny (John and Doris S. Talton)- A part of me left on March 25, 2002 when my "Papa" died. I know that he is watching me from above. I love you and I miss you so much. Granny, Without you these past four years, I do not know how I would have made it. I would not be graduating if it were not for you. Your are my best friend and you have fulfilled a role that you didn’t have to and no matter how much I thank you it still will never be enough to repay you. The Smith family (Gibsland, LA)- I love you all. I wouldn’t trade you guys for anything in the world. Uncle "Bunk" you are truly an inspiration. Seeing you carry a full load, overseeing a church and maintaining excellent grades made me realize that nothing could stop someone from receiving a college degree.Alpha Theta- We represent a great sisterhood. Fall ’03 we held it down. Fall ’05 it is your time to represent Alpha Kappa Alpha to the fullest. I love all of you. To my wonderful and beautiful cousin, Hayley, I am going to miss being close to you and talking about nonsense. Vic, you are a wonderful sister and I look forward to seeing you on the court next year. Dr. Edu, Dr. Payne, and Mrs. Lee- Thank you for all the talks after class that were not about class work.Miranda- I am speechless when it comes to our friendship. When I look at you, I just admire how you handle situations. This past year was hard and I know it, but there is no turning back. WE CAN’T GIVE UP NOW.Kevin, Coop, Leonard, and Josh (my brothers)- Although I do not have any biological brothers, you all are my brothers in my eyes. I love you so much. Audria Gatson- "Roommate" thanks for being a great friend for the past 7 years.. Remember the glasses and fake Fubu. Those were the days. Love you and Lil’ Chris.Matthew Mitchell- Thank you for being there for me when it seemed like nothing was going right. We have helped each other out. Although, we have very different personalities, that’s what helps balance out our attitudes. Love you and Angela!! Ashlee,Vee, Chasisty, Julia and Jacqui- I love you "devastating divas." You all know that I am down for you and I know that you all feel the same way about me. We have shown GSU that AKAs and Deltas can be the best of friends. You all have been there for me when no one else has and I thank you.S.T.H.- All that I can say is that we all grew closer because of the time that we spent together. Stay CRUNK!! "In House"- You all are off chain.Gramblinite Staff- I had so much fun with you all. I am going to miss each and every one of you. I will never forget that Atlanta trip and when I tried to teach Neno how dance like Ciara. "Go Neno, Go Neno!!"Haters and Fake "Friends" (Young and Old)- I love all of you too. I do not care what you all think of me because I am not living for you. I guess you could not take the fact that I smiled everyday and you even smiled at me and then talked about me. Yeah, I have done probably way more than you have ever done on this campus and just in life. My resume’ speaks for itself and that’s the "cook." Like T.I.s says "Haters Get on your Job." Obviously you weren’t on your job because I am still standing. On May 21, 2006, I will be known as an alumnus of GSU. Great things have taken place here. I do not just appreciate this prestigious institution. I love it! Also, if I forgot anyone, please charge it to my head and not my heart. You know if I had more space in the paper this article would have been too long.