When I first got this position, Rec Plex Rich, a man that has been at Fairfield for the better part of the decade, told me that I had to hook up with She Said at some point during the year. With that already accomplished, I focused on providing the most accurate male perspective I could as well as some intriguing observations about college life.

That being said, I do feel the need to at least express my gratitude to Jackie. She was fun to work with, had some good topic ideas and was a pretty decent writer in her own right. Now I’m sure that most of you never even read her column, but to those of you that did, I would be remiss if I didn’t thank her for what she did write. In my quest to provide an accurate male commentary, I made some comments that most people would never put their name next to. But no matter how far I crossed the line, I knew that Jackie’s column would at least somewhat back me up.

After the barrage of letters to the editor, a “We Said” article and the formation of an absurd female group that I shouldn’t even dignify because without me they never would have formed, our lovely editors clearly began to crack down a bit on the hot fire of truth that I was writing. (If you’d like a copy of the unedited articles, don’t hesitate to ask.)

Still, it is rare that a writer gets the opportunity to write as freely as I did and for that I’d like to thank The Mirror staff. I took pride in voicing the collective male opinion week in and week out, whether it took 400 words or just one.

I tried my best not to write about senior oriented topics because I remember how much those articles let me down when I was a freshmen and sophomore. This was the one article that I looked forward to reading every week and I wanted to make sure that this was still the case for the majority of you.

Now I’m sure that there are people out there that loved this article and those who hated it. To the people that loved it, I say thank you. And to those of you who hated it, I say hate on haters.

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