As are 6 of my fellow J4804 comrades (*commence excited jumping and such*).

In honor of this survival, play this song while reading quotes on survival:

“We’ll never survive!”
“Nonsense. You’re only saying that because no one ever has.”
― William GoldmanThe Princess Bride

Editorial Note: This quote does not reflect the 4804 survival rate.

“Sometimes even to live take J4804 is an act of courage.”
― Seneca

Can you believe Seneca said that?!

“Humor keeps us alive. Humor and food. Don’t forget food. You can go a week without laughing.”
― Joss Whedon

The food thing is very relevant – eating becomes something that seems very unimportant in this class. Although, to be honest, Joss, I don’t think I could survive a week without laughing.

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Don’t you worry ’bout a thing (or be anxious ’bout a thing)

Thank you, Stevie Wonder. I hope you’re all boogying away.

I’m not one to go spouting religious sentiments at people. I have my personal beliefs, but I’ve observed that unless someone wants to talk religion, it’s best not to go shoving it down the throats of people and be like BELIEVE WHAT I BELIEVE OR ELSE. Because that’s no way to go about making anyone convert. See: all the crazy people in Speaker’s Circle that everyone just makes fun of, like Brother Jed.

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Journalism makes for good exercise

My most recent story was about expansions on Rock Quarry to make way for bike lanes. Well, of course, the best way to show this to a viewer is to bike down Rock Quarry with a gadget attached to your handlebars.

This wasn’t my favorite story of the summer, but it was my favorite story gadget-wise. I got to use a GoPro (eeeeeeeep) and other fun gadgets to attach video devices to cars and bikes to record footage that allows the viewer to feel as if they are driving or biking down Rock Quarry.

These gadgets are fun and I was super excited about getting to bike down Rock Quarry with a camera attached to my handle bars, so I mentally prepared myself for the potentially scary bike ride (Rock Quarry is quite narrow and has no shoulder and is sometimes scary to drive on while in a car, let alone a bike) and went to WalMart to get a helmet.

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