Here we are at last, on the shore of the sea.
I’d like to begin by thanking both professor Kane and my fellow classmates for making this one of my most interesting classes at BC. ISYS6621 was a really well designed class and what is perhaps most prevalent to me was the relevance of it all. Learning about and discussing twitter topics every week to me was easily my favorite aspect, and I genuinely appreciated the overall intelligence and thought-provokingness of every single conversation. You’re a bright group and it showed.
The dichotomy and diversity of the class was also something I loved. To our grads, while we may annoy you with our lack of real world knowledge and our love of Fortnite, I gained more from you than anyone else. During your presentations your life experiences showed and that’s something that cannot be taught through a textbook. Though we are coming from very different backgrounds I’m was very thankful and have often found that two different haves make a beautiful whole.
See you get it? He’s an elf. Talking to dwarf. They historically are races that don’t like each other. Didn’t watch LotR? Didn’t read the books? The Silmarillion? You don’t know the threat of Morgoth? Get off my post.
Two more favorite things I’d like to share about this class. First a thank you to the guest speakers, particularly the women who spoke about BC social media, you were wonderful. Lastly, these posts. They actually were a ton of fun for me and allowed me to express myself through my writing while remaining academically relevant. It’s something I felt I haven’t been able to do since high school, so kudos professor for pushing this on us.
There is a great line in the Foo Fighter’s song “Wheels” that states “This is our beginning, coming to an end”. It certainly feels that way right now. I’ve spent my entire life being an academic and though my formal learning will for now be coming to that end, I really do believe ISYS6621 has helped me figure out how to learn autonomously. Bring on the real world.
Lastly, to my fellow undergrads (and particularly seniors) I’d like to thank you all for not only this class but four wonderful years here. Real life sounds kind of difficult, but it’ll always bring me comfort knowing the home and community I’ve grown to love and share here.
Thank you all.
P.S. See you during senior week!