Aggie Insider: Farewell Aggieland

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

My time at Texas A&M has unfortunately come to an end. These past four years at this great school have allowed me to confirm that your college years are the best ones you live. The incredible memories I’ve made throughout my time here are some that will never be forgotten.

I have exactly 2 weeks until I graduate and it’s definitely a bitter sweet feeling. Time went by incredibly fast and it’s unbelievable that in less than 15 days I will be an A&M alumni. There are 2 main things that I will dearly miss about this great place: the Aggie culture and the amazing traditions.

The Aggie culture will forever remain in my heart. It is truly indescribable. I highly doubt I will EVER find a place like this one. The friendliness that is encountered on an everyday basis is like no other, from receiving a simple “Howdy” from a total stranger to having someone open the door for you to every building; it’s just like a norm for us! The Aggie Code of Honor which states, “An Aggie does not lie, cheat or steal or tolerate those who do” is something we all live by and the trust we have in all of us is seen as we all go by this honor system.

The traditions are one of the main reasons I decided to come to A&M in the first place. The traditions are what characterizes us and differentiates us from the rest. I am going to truly miss being part of the 12th man at the football games, doing my class wildcat every time I hear my graduation year, practicing the yells at every midnight yell, and putting my arm around a fellow Aggie during the War Hymn, among many many more! No one will ever understand the significance each tradition has on an Aggie and the importance to follow each and every one of them.

I enjoyed every single bit of my college life. I honestly think that the best decision I’ve ever made was choosing Texas A&M as the university I wanted to attend. I never saw myself anywhere else and it has been an incredible journey. A&M has taught me so much and has helped me grow as a person both personally and professionally. The friendships I’ve made along the way are ones to last a life time and I am blessed to have met the most wonderful people I’ve ever encountered. I leave A&M with sincere sadness, because I will never experience it again as a student, but most importantly with great pride because once an Aggie, always an Aggie and will always be part of the best family there is out there: The Aggie family, or the Aggie Network.

"From the outside looking in, you can't understand it. And from the inside looking out, you can't explain it." pretty much sums it all up. It’s been a great pleasure Aggieland!

-A proud member from the Fightin' Texas Aggie class of 2014, Whoop!

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