Volume 95, Issue 97

Tuesday, April 9, 2002
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Fighting to sway opinions

U8, you're great

Pray for peace in the Middle East

Useless drivel?

Recombobulator: the finale

Opinions: the year in review

What I've learned...

The mountains and the valleys

Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah...

What I've learned...

Poppin' your Wherry
Aaron Wherry

With all apologies to Esquire...

Talent is overrated. Commitment, work ethic and selflessness are what really matter.

Goals and dreams are nice. But they're meaningless if you aren't willing to work hard enough to make them happen.

Student politics will always be a laughable mix of inexperience and arrogance. That's what makes them both frustrating and alluring.

"Adult" politics have a little less inexperience and a lot more arrogance.

Don't worry about how you'll be remembered.

Talk isn't just cheap, it's worthless.

There are far more selfish pessimists than selfless optimists in this world. I'd trade all of the former for a few more of the latter.

There will never be enough hours in the day or days in the year. So make sure you use each properly.

Critics and cynics destroy many, but they inspire great men to even greater heights.

Nothing feels better than saying "I told you so."

I told you so.

Compliments are given out much too freely these days.

Loyalty is an underrated virtue.

Never use "youth" as an excuse.

Stop whining.

Remember those who have come before you.

A newspaper's readers will never be satisfied. They shouldn't be. And you shouldn't be either.

Never forget whom you work for.

Music makes everything easier.

Always have a direction. Otherwise you won't get anywhere.

Take stock often.

Shoes. Comfort over appearance.

When being called an asshole, say little. When being called a genius, say less.

You will be called an asshole far more often than you will be called a genius.

At the end of the day, it's your fault and no one else's.

Take days off only when you truly deserve them.

Don't let yourself think you deserve them too often.

Have fun. Otherwise you're wasting your time and making others miserable.

Say thank you. You can never say it enough.

Love what you do and do what you love.

Mind the children. One day you'll be entrusting them with everything you've worked for.

Selfishness disgusts me.

The day you stop striving for something better, the day you stop working to improve yourself is the day you've given up. Never give up.

Always have a book and three magazines on your night stand.

Know when to say goodbye. Nothing spoils a great career like an awkward exit.

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