"Some of the best memories of my time at Union College were during my freshman year. I was taking College Writing I, taught by Chris Blake, and I remember that he would write a quote on the board every day. My favorite quote that has stuck with me to this day is, 'communication is the key to life'. I truly believe that because without communication, nothing would work; relationships, jobs, family, events and most importantly our relationship with God. Literally, it’s the key to life. However, if I could add to the quote I would say 'coffee and communication are the keys to life'. Teachers, like Chris Blake, have impacted me personally and academically. So when life would get hard, I met with him since he was also my advisor at that time. His best advice for me was to 'never let anybody steal your joy'. Overall, I feel like I’ve been through so many situations in life during my time here and becoming who I am, happened at Union."
Roxi Peterson is a senior studying Communication