I am of the firm belief that everyone has something to say. Absolutely everyone!
And everyone has a legitimate perspective and view point. This is no truer than on a college campus. Only here do you have the mix of young people coming into their own, guided by professionals at the top of their fields. These opposites interact and co-mingle and learn from each other on a daily basis. Each party recognizes the legitimacy of each other's ideas.
Seeing the possibilities in the student
Why should you listen to someone like me? Because this university sees the possibility in the student. Daily, students are given opportunities to better themselves, those around them, the surrounding community, as well as the world as a whole. Fitchburg State University has given me so much all because I took a chance putting that deposit in the mail box at my local post office.
That is why I am writing this blog post right now. I want to give back. Fitchburg State has given me brothers and friends in Greek life, as well as all over campus. It has given me intellectual growth that led to my decision recently to explore the possibility of pursuing graduate school. It has given me memories that I'm sure I will share in many "this one time at Fitchburg State" stories.
Opportunities to get involved are everywhere
Formalities aside, I would like to tell you a bit about myself. My name is Matthew Ramsden. I am currently a junior at Fitchburg State enrolled in the English Studies program. On top of being a full-time student, I am involved in the Greek life on campus as a member of Sigma Pi Fraternity, the President of Resolved! Improv Club as well as 2-time Orientation Leader and a participant in the 2014 Alternative Spring Break program.
As you can probably imagine, I am a busy bee. But here's the thing; I wouldn't have it any other way. Through my involvement with my various organizations on campus, I have met some of the greatest people. I have found a campus and a student body that interacts with the world passionately and intelligently.
Coming into this position as a blogger (my first actual writing job I may add), my head was flooded with ideas of what I could write about. Greek Life, Improv, classes, personal experiences and the everything in between that I've encountered in my three years living on this campus. This stint as a student writer will serve two purposes (at least that's what I hope); to help me appreciate the campus I call home that much more and help whoever reads this get a better idea of what Fitchburg State University has to offer them.
I can't wait to see where this takes me and what sorts of things come out of my head and onto this blog. Here's to a bright future of writing and reading at Fitchburg State!