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Just Do It

Quinn Wittman | Writer

I transferred to LCCC from a small, Jesuit college where all the students knew each other from sports, clubs, class, or just living on campus with one another. When attending community college, many students also have full-time jobs and/or only stay on campus for a short time. This changes the school’s atmosphere. 

After an entire semester, I realized that something was missing from my college experience. Myself, like many of us, are guilty of walking around the halls with our heads down or on our phones. Many of us are also guilty of coming to campus just for class, and then leaving as soon as possible. As students, we need to look up and hang around to see the wonderful opportunities LCCC has to offer. 

In the winter, I had seen an email that the women’s basketball team was looking for players. I came up with a book of excuses and always doubted myself. Then one day, I went to an interest meeting and met a great group of girls. My entire mindset had changed. I thought, “This can’t be that bad” and it wasn’t. It was the best choice of my life. 

Playing a season of basketball at LCCC brought me friendships and memories that I will cherish for a lifetime. Not only did it open more opportunities for me, but it also gave me more confidence to join other clubs around campus. I joined TESA, Teacher Education Student Association, and have earned the role of president. 

If you have ever second-guessed joining a club or signing up for a sport, just do it. Even if it is a small opportunity in class, take it. In the long run, you may look back and regret not taking advantage of the wonderful opportunities LCCC has to offer. Be confident in yourself, and do the things that will make you happy. I say, just do it.


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