We’re getting to the end of the school year, and I think it’s important to reflect on the past year. We should think about what we’ve learned, how we’ve grown, and who we’re going to be moving forward. A school year goes by in the blink of an eye, and it’s easy to get caught up in the chaos. I think it’s important to appreciate the here and now, in the few chances we get.

Last week, we did something I never expected. The ASOSU elections had the highest voter turnout in many years. I want to thank the 17.1 percent of all of you who voted this year for helping us get there.

I also want to acknowledge the hard working, incredible people who ran in the elections. They genuinely give a dam! These people sacrificed for something greater than themselves, and we’re all better for it. Thank you so much for believing in ASOSU, and striving to make a difference—both on campus, and in our community. I’m inspired and impressed by all of the student leaders at OSU.

Positive intentions don’t always turn into positive impact, but I’m hopeful for ASOSU, and I’m looking forward to a future that I know will be bright. I’m wishing all of you the best of luck in your endeavors. Always remember that your voice is important, and that you have the power to make a difference.

Lyndi-Rae Petty

Junior, Biology

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