‘You get out what you put in, so throw yourself out there’

Calahan Steed, Journalist

As a senior, I believe the best advice I can give to people is that you get out what you put in. When I look back at my time at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, I remember my days as a wide-eyed freshman. I remember not being particularly happy because of the adjustment period that most college kids have to go through. I really didn’t enjoy going to college, and the only extracurricular activity I was involved in was UWW-TV.

However, by the end of my freshman year, I realized that the more involved I got, the more fun I would have. I became more involved with the radio station on campus (WSUW-Whitewater), I joined the Royal Purple and went to more events on campus. I became happier because I met some of my closest friends doing these things.

So my advice to anyone reading this: throw yourself out there. Wayne Gretzky said it best with “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” You don’t realize how fun things are until you actually join those groups. Looking back on my career, I wish I would’ve joined more groups earlier, gone to more athletic games and attended art events that weren’t required by a class. If you want to enjoy college more, just put in some more work and you’ll get back better results.

I also want to thank all the people that have helped me out during my three years at the Royal Purple. I joined the sports staff in my sophomore year so I want to thank Kolton Hegstrom, Jack Miller and Tyler Job who were my editors. I would like to thank Chris Lindeke, the coaches and athletes over at the athletic department. I also want to thank the student body at UW-Whitewater for always helping me out whenever I needed to ask questions because people were always willing to respond. I enjoyed my time at UW-Whitewater and it will always feel like home.

Calahan Steed