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February 26, 2024
An inside look at Bobby B. Beacon’s insides. Illustrated by Bianca Oppedisano/ Mass Media Staff.
Bobby's Inside Story
February 26, 2024

To the Point with Michael Hogan

The semester is over. Well, almost. Just a few final exams and papers left. But, for the most part it is over. I don’t know how it was for you, but for me it was a tumultuous one. This, in a nutshell, was how it all went down:

Norton mother murdered. Two teenage girls shot in head and left for dead.Welcome back to UMB.Schoolwork, schoolwork, schoolwork.”Your father has cancer.”The world stops for an instant.”The Age of Innocence”Invasive species. Chinese Mitten Crab.Columbus Day. No school.”Happenings” and “Many Mansions”Sox win, again.Our nation’s capital.Neglect.Blackout.Halloween. Midterms. No costume. No candy.”A Lost Lady””The Fairie Queene”Anger.Cupcakes!Happiness. Sugar rush.Thankful.Football.Exhaustion and hair loss.Running.Jingle bells and twinkling lights.Editor-in-Chief.Pressure, like the world is a vice.Stuffed. With thoughts. With food. With work.Today.And that was it. It was over in the blink of an eye, the life of a tear. I’ve grown and evolved. We all have. It’s been a little nuts, to say the least, but it has been worth the hassle. That chapter is over; the semester is done. Now, a new one is set to begin, another mile in the road of life. Am I ready? Are we ever ready?

About the Contributor
Michael Hogan served as the following positions at The Mass Media for the following years: Editor-in-Chief: Spring 2008; Fall 2008 Arts Editor: Spring 2007; Fall 2007