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Demon Doings

It’s true. I’ve known it was coming my entire high school career, but now it’s here. Senioritis is real. What is “senioritis,” you may ask. Well, it is when the seniors find everything about high school absolutely unbearable and can only find solace in the fact that commencement is near. The 27th, to be exact. Yet the better news is that, after today, there are only six school days left for seniors. That’s unreal. Time goes faster now. It seems like just yesterday that I was saying to people, “Only 32 days left! Not that I’m counting. …”I used to claim that I had senioritis as a junior. Now I realize how wrong I was. You do not know what senioritis is until you reach the month of May the year you graduate. Only then will you truly understand. Sorry underclassmen: You have a long way to go. Then again, I’m not sorry at all. High school is an amazing journey.As a senior, you reminisce a lot. Your whole world is changing, and that fact is never far from your mind. It’s funny that no matter how much you look forward to graduating and moving on, you always wish you could go back and relive your fondest memories. The popsicles and bicycles. The dress-up and the forts. All the firsts. Everything that brought you to the person you are today. Everything that you will carry as you become the person you will be tomorrow. It’s all happening.I’ve written the Demon Doings column for two years. It’s been an invaluable experience. Looking back on my first column, it’s startling to see the changes in me. Even though it was only two years ago, my mindset is completely different. For instance, I talked about getting a summer job to make money for an end-of-summer shopping spree instead of a college education! I had recently gotten my driver’s license, and I was excited about being able to park in the parking lot. Yet the last sentence in the article still holds true: “I’m looking forward to writing for you.” After two years, it has been hearing people’s reactions to my articles that I have enjoyed most. It’s amazing to me to see the effect that my words can have on the community. Thank you.It takes a village to raise a child. In a place like Glenwood, that statement is very real. You have all been there through everything, and now it’s time to share in celebration with the beautiful and amazing young people you have raised. Please join the seniors of 2006 as we toss our caps to the wind and smile at the future. The graduation ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. May 27. We would love to see the whole “village” there.After the craziness comes to a close, all we have is a new beginning, the chance to make a fresh world, the chance to fly. To quote one of my all-time favorite books, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, “I want to fly more than anything else in the world.” Now’s the time. Life awaits. Cassidy Willey is a soon-to-be graduating senior at Glenwood Springs High School.


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