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BSU Update: Grad Chloe Anagnos is a Producer
What would it be like to be handcuffed to another person for 11 days? Elkhart Central graduate Chloe Anagnos is finding out. She is not handcuffed to anyone, but this past week is following two young men who are. A telecommunications student at Ball State University, she is producing Me and My Shadow: The Documentary.
Read the Elkhart Truth story here...
BSU Update: Mitch Hannon
IU Update:Etan Steele
Z-49 Productions presents GLORY, a psychological thriller short.This was our submission to the Ball State Frog Baby Film Festival, and we are proud to release it on YouTube!
Seniors: Nick Riggle
Ever since I was born, people have told me to just be myself. Because I'm so unique in my own special way, everyone will appreciate everything that makes up my personality.
I've since learned that that is not the case, unfortunately. Alas, I cannot become instant friends with anyone I meet. Not everyone showers praise upon my talents. In fact, there are people who probably wouldn't like me at all if they met me. I learned that more people would like me if I just pretended to be someone else every time someone new came around. If I manage to please everybody, then I have it a lot better than the people who just stick with who they really are.
Luckily, I never took hold of that philosophy. Sure, you'll have more friends, more connections, and maybe more opportunities by living as someone else every day, but quality should always be considered over quantity. The friends I've made while living as myself are of much higher quality than ones I've made by pretending to like things I don't like, do things I don't do, and think things I don't think. I know it sounds like I may be referring to friends as objects, but the same principle applies.
Imagine you are offered a large sum of money that will be given to you in the form of dollar bills, all you have to do is list off the things you believe in, or you can lie about the things you believe in and you'll be paid double the original amount.
If you state the things you believe, you'll be given a smaller amount of money in the form of stacks of crisp, fresh $20 bills. If you decide to lie to make the extra money, you'll be given the same thing, but all of it turns out to be counterfeit.
Okay, maybe that was a stretch, but I think you get the point: Real friends are always better than counterfeit friends. "How do I make real friends?" you may ask. Simple, just do like I said and live your own life every day of the week. It sounds like a tired old phrase, but it still holds true.
I still go through my same life routine every day: making dumb jokes, being obnoxious, my long locks a big mess like they always are, and generally doing what I find acceptable to do throughout the course of my day. Not everyone likes me for it, but that's a loss I'm willing to take as long as I continue to meet people like the great friends I've met in my time here in the pit of despair that many refer to as "high school."
So thank you, Elkhart Central. You have not only taught me book smarts, but to be smart in my everyday life, as well.