Seniors ramp up to leave Elon by sharing their ‘bucket lists’
By Addie Haney
Graduation is right around the corner and seniors are getting ready to leave Elon. But before they walk across the stage on May 19 and leave the green grass and brick buildings behind, some of them have things to check off their Elon bucket lists.
Lina Patton is one of those seniors who wants to make sure she completes her fair share of Elon activities before she graduates.
“I think I should send Smith Jackson an email and just go back and reminisce about some things,” she said.
Senior Margaux Lepretre’s goal before graduating also involves Dean of Student Life Smith Jackson: she wants to take a picture with either him or President Leo Lambert.
However, Senior Jesse Palmer’s bucket list item is a little more personal. He would like to thank one of his many Elon mentors.
“I would probably want to take my advisor, my voice teacher out to dinner,” Palmer said. “Just to be able to talk to them in a setting outside of class and just like thank them.”
These seniors have walked the halls of McEwen and McCrary and have eaten Colonnade’s weekend brunch since freshman year, but now, they are trying to finish out their Elon bucket list – things they think every student should do before graduating. One being festivus.
“Once you graduate,” Patton said, “you’re never gonna have another chance to roll around in the mud.”
Other popular things on the Elon bucket list include snagging a brick as a memento, and if you’re really daring, taking a dip in one of Elon’s many fountains.
But even if these seniors can’t score a brick or a romp in the water, they all agree that what they’ll miss the most are the friends and memories they’ve made at Elon.
“Most of all I’ll miss the community,” Palmer said. “I’ve just like made a great group of friends and they just mean so much to me. And just, as everybody goes their separate ways, it’s gonna be hard because you’ll never really have that community again.”Explore posts in the same categories: Uncategorized comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.