December 19, 2010 After a week of studying, paper writing and final exam-ing, I was certainly looking for a nice long break. And I've enjoyed what I've had so far. It's great to be home, and it's great to see my family and friends again. I'm really excited to start back up next semester with a whole new set of classes and professors, too. Truly, it's all wonderful.
But something rather unexpected happened just a few hours ago, which I'm sure caused everyone in the Hamilton community's heart to sink: one of my fellow students passed away. Hamilton is such a tight-knit community, and while this would be a tragedy at any school, and rightfully so, it hits home a little bit more when it happens to a fellow student. While I never knew the student personally, this is still hard to deal with. I'd like to express my condolences to the student's family. I know I speak for the entire Hamilton community when I say our thoughts and prayers are with you during this incredibly difficult time.