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Julie's Jukes: Farewell to LCC, Lansing

Julie Newell

Julie Newell

By Julie Newell
Editor in Chief

I write this column with a heavy heart because this will be my last column at The Lookout.

This past year has been a tough one for me. I struggled a lot mentally and emotionally in the spring and summer semesters while going through the Sign Language program at LCC.

On top of that I also broke up with my boyfriend, who I had been dating for over four years.

I went through a lot of personal changes over the summer, including changing my major to get the Certificate of Achievement in Sign Language Interpreting instead of the associate degree.

This means I will be finished at the end of this fall semester.

One of the reasons I have decided to do this is because I am tired. I have been in college for about six years total, including my degree in photography, and I am ready to move on to the next chapter of my life.

I also miss home and my family. My family lives two hours away from Lansing and I travel every weekend to visit them, which is not only hard on me physically, but financially as well.

My plan is to move in with my sister in my hometown and look for a full-time job.

I have also thought about looking into getting a degree in graphic design at the community college in my hometown.

I already have a degree in photography, which would mean I wouldn’t have to take a lot of unnecessary classes and I could finish the graphic design degree in a year.

My life is still uncertain at this point, but the one thing I am certain about is that it is time to move on and go home.

Sadly, this means I will not be returning to LCC or The Lookout in the spring.

I can’t express in words how much I have loved working at The Lookout. The experience I have gained and the friendships I have made have been invaluable and I will miss everyone dearly.

I will forever be grateful for having this opportunity to work at The Lookout.

Farewell to The Lookout and LCC.

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