Not sitting beside the road anymore

Hallie Hocker - Staff Writer

Hallie Hocker – Staff Writer

Hallie Hocker

First of all, I’d like to say I got tricked.

When Dr. Moorman recruited me for the department of communication, he sealed the deal by mentioning The Chart’s annual softball game with KGCS. I really wanted to play ball, and I wanted to write, and T.J. was persuasive, so I ended up working on The Chart.

The Chart is a beast, but I’m glad I’ve gotten the chance to be Lois Lane for a while. I certainly will miss dancing with Noelle in the rolling chairs and complaining with Teej about Nate’s crazy German music.

Adam, thanks for making me famous with the “side of the road” house ad.

Missy and David, thanks for making me laugh and feel like a real person when I was a freshman.

Jessica, I’m glad we had our Kelly Clarkson moments late at night.

And Cookie, thanks for the laughs. (Andy, don’t worry, I won’t talk about the hole from the rubber band ball if you won’t. We still think Larson took it.)

Thanks, T.R., for taking care of the new staff. They may know, but I think you have saved lives by helping them frequently get out of the office before midnight on Wednesday.

As for the current staff: you all have a lot of energy. Lexie and Amye, I have a lot of respect for you because you got thrown into it and still aren’t burnt out – keep it up.

Parker, hang in there, you’re doing well and I’m glad you’ve been there the whole time. Now everyone play nice, I think Andrew and Glenn have quite a bit to offer. They’ll also help the guys balance the testosterone levels.

Thanks again to the music, theatre and athletic departments for letting me help build the bridges the prior staff burned. To the new staff, enjoy safe passage and enjoy the new changes coming to Southern.

Coach Vavra, Coach Rutledge and Coach Burnham, I’m glad you let me hang out at practice. Those are some of my fondest memories of college. Thanks for the encouragement and support.

I’d also like to say thanks to Dr. Kluthe for teaching me the higher orders of thinking and encouraging me as I went on the trip of a lifetime to Australia. I hope I become a woman as encouraging and compassionate as you.

Finally, I’d just like to say thank you so much, T.R., for letting me come out of “retirement” to write. And Andy, I made it off The Chart without losing any blood. No mafia are after me.