What’s up guys?! My name is Henry James, and I have had the honor of working with the greatest people on Earth to bring you Pipe Dream for the past two years. As business manager of the paper, I have never written an article or column before, and after reading this 431-word piece of garbage you will surely understand why.
As my senior year winds down, I have been fondly remembering my time in college and at Pipe Dream. Despite all the times I complained about how much I hate everything Binghamton, I did have some of the best times of my life here. I owe a lot of thanks to my friends, the University and State Street for showing me a good time.
Bing is evolving, and I am excited to see where the changes take the University in the future. It is clear that our beloved Binghamton University is undergoing a drastic, much-needed makeover — has anyone else seen that snazzy wooden statue outside of the Glenn G. Bartle Library? Of course, the University starts to get better right when I leave.
The city of Binghamton needs a similar makeover, and students at Binghamton University have the power to transform it. Downtown student housing at Twin River Commons and 20 Hawley St. will hopefully lead to the rise of student population and the fall of the townie. Add a Pita Pit or a Chipotle and we might have a college town on our hands.
All Binghamton will need is a basketball team — check out some of the College-in-the-Woods and Intramural talent!
As far as my time at Pipe Dream goes, joining at the end of my sophomore year was one of the best things I’ve ever done. I am so glad that I had the honor of working with the entirety of Pipe Dream’s amazing staff for the past two years.
For those of you graduating, I wish you the best of luck in your graduate schools, careers and beyond. I have no doubt in my mind that you will all be successful. For those of you Pipe Dreamers lucky enough to still be undergrads, enjoy your time left in college. I’m excited to see where you take Pipe Dream in the future. In the immortal words of Justin Mathew: “I’m like, 90 percent sure you’ll be fine…”
In all seriousness, I look forward to reading Pipe Dream in the future, whether it be in the print edition or on the KICK-ASS website. I am proud to be a graduate of both Binghamton University and Pipe Dream University. Keep up the good work and finish strong.