The Vision

Senior Reflection: Caleb Colley

Back to Article
Back to Article

Senior Reflection: Caleb Colley

Caleb Colley, Lead Copy Editor

After the first quarter, I must say things are quite different from my junior year and, obviously, still quite different from any year previously. It’s not just daily living that has changed but also my perspectives on my future education and career as well.

I look back at last year and see many notable differences how things work here, the notable example being that of junior-senior relations. Before, I never particularly felt close to my seniors at all, which is not an uncommon sentiment. However, as a senior, I have really taken a liking to a few juniors or, as I call them, “my children.” On top of junior affairs, my personal social life is completely different from how it was even back in May of junior year with new people and new connections. The most notable of these being my close associations with my favorite people, Michael Payne, Kelsey Hollingsworth and Chylar Gibson.

As a person, I have been greatly transformed since junior year. I went from being an overly-edgy, introverted and clean-shaven boy with questionable social ties to a much more likeable, extroverted and bearded boy with some of the best friends I’ve ever had.

In terms of academic life, things seem a lot better now that my work load and schedules are far lighter. I have Tuesdays off, most of Thursdays off and three off-periods on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This is great improvement to my schedule last year which was largely filled to the brim. Also, since it’s my second year here, I have been able to take more advanced second-year courses, classes interesting enough to combat the omnipresent and notorious “senioritis.”

College applications, however, take the center of the stage when discussing notable elements of life as senior. They have largely defined how I’ve spent my free time since mid-September. This fact has also forced me to actually decide upon future plans. Of course, this isn’t a bad thing; I, along with the rest of senior class, can finally move on to greater things and, hopefully, act in a greater of degree of independence.

Overall, I must say that this year has, so far, been an improvement upon last year’s experiences. By extension, this year has been the best year of not just my academic career but my life generally, furthering the claim that this is one of the best schools in the nation. Obviously, things could be better and less controversial, but I make do. I feel optimistic, and I do believe that even better times lie ahead.

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






About the Writer
Caleb Colley, Lead Copy Editor

Caleb Colley is a senior from Walls, Mississippi. He formerly went Lake Cormorant High School before coming to MSMS. Caleb can often be found taking refuge...

Leave a Comment

Comments in response to Vision articles are moderated and will only be approved if they meet editorial policy standards. A verifiable email address and name are required, and personal attacks are not allowed.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Senior Reflection: Caleb Colley

    Opinion

    Lewis: The American “Healthcare” System

  • Senior Reflection: Caleb Colley

    Opinion

    Colley: Hands Off Venezuela

  • Senior Reflection: Caleb Colley

    Opinion

    Notre-Dame, a Cultural Phoenix

  • Senior Reflection: Caleb Colley

    Opinion

    Colley: Trump Hammering Down on DHS

  • Senior Reflection: Caleb Colley

    Opinion

    Colley: Yang Gang to the Rescue

  • Senior Reflection: Caleb Colley

    Entertainment

    Zodiac Signs: Spring Cleaning

  • Senior Reflection: Caleb Colley

    Opinion

    Time is Fluid, a Research Paper DX

  • Senior Reflection: Caleb Colley

    Opinion

    Chen: I Survived Research Papers

  • Senior Reflection: Caleb Colley

    Opinion

    “Jesus: But I said to love ALL”

  • Senior Reflection: Caleb Colley

    Entertainment

    Zodiac Signs: Women’s Accomplishments

Navigate Right