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Posted: July 20, 2010 by Matthew Casey in Commentaries
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Sorry I haven’t been posting in a while, but I have just been so busy with my life these past couple of weeks that this is the first time I have even been able to check the site since my last article.

So I’ll give you an update on what I have been up to. When I’m not working at a the lovely Delta Hotel, I am doing something far more exciting! I have been able to land an internship at The Weather Network!  This has been a very exciting couple of weeks for me as I have been living my dream!

I have always believed that positive thought can get you anything in life and this has been proven to me in the last couple of weeks.  I have always said that I would get to live my dream someday and finally it has happened.  So to those who have a dream and might be thinking about giving up, don’t!  No matter how much of a long shot it seems or how distant, never stop believing that you will one day achieve your goals.

That’s all I have to say for now. Thanks to all who continue to visit the site and read the articles here! And thanks to Brendan for keeping up with his awesome SNL Retro Reviews.  I look forward to the new season of SNL this fall and can’t wait to read the reviews on the new episodes.  So if it seems like I have disappeared for a while it is only because I am extremely busy with other things right now.  I will try and post my articles and commentaries whenever I get the chance.



By Matthew Casey

For me going to school at the age of twenty-two seemed like a really late time to start my post secondary education career.  But after stumbling across an article about a California woman who finally achieved her lifelong goal of going to university I have really thought otherwise of my situation.

According to the article 94-year-old Hazel Soares of Richmond, California has become the second oldest person to receive a degree.   The oldest person to claim the record is 98-year-old Nola Ochs who received her master’s in liberal studies at the age of 98.

As for Ms. Soares, it appears that after achieving her goal she plans to keep active by not settling down.  Her plans are to become a museum guide in the San Francisco Bay area.  Although the article mentions that she won’t be attending the ritual parties that accompany graduation.  Really though, I can’t say as I blame her there as those can be too much for me!

So this just goes to show that it is never really too late to go after your dreams no matter how old you may feel!   Even though I may feel like there is too much pressure with all of my school work at times stories like this really give me a boost of confidence to try harder in what I am doing.

Today was a day that showed off the goodness in people’s hearts.  Seneca College put on an all day fundraising campaign known as “Aftershock”.  It was a student run and designed event created to raise money for the earthquake ravaged people in Haiti.  It was also raising money for a very good cause, Doctors without Borders, an organization that is prominently aiding people in the country.

There were several venues set up in the Seneca @ York campus today.  A concert that featured music from the independent music program students, a hypnotist, cotton candy and popcorn stands and much more.  All money raised at these venues went directly to the cause.   Also volunteers roamed the halls of the campus with buckets collecting donations from faculty and students.

It was amazing to see how many people approached the donation collectors and dropped whatever they could spare in the buckets.  Even amidst these poor economic times people still found a way to help out.  It is truly heart warming to see the goodness that still exists in the hearts of people.

–Matthew Casey