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Vassar Miscellany News Ed Board Photos

Friday, November 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Along with the daily status updates to keep up with people’s lives, one of the greatest things about Facebook is when someone digs out an old photo, tags a bunch of people, and reminiscent chatter ensues. This happened to me in the spring this year when a classmate from my 6th grade class at Sutterville posted a class photo, which led to a 20-year reunion this summer in Sacramento. And it happened again yesterday when a couple photos from Vassar’s The Miscellany News editorial boards of the mid-1990s surfaced.

Let’s just agree that I look pretty awesome in both of these photos (see me?) – from my freshman and sophomore years, respectively  — and that in the first I’m sporting some sweet bling in the form of a gold chain, and in the second I look like a strange lipstick-wearing, Woodchuck-chugging awkward punk:

Vassar Editorial Board Fall 1995

Miscellany News Ed. Board – Fall 1995

Vassar Editorial Board Fall 1996

Miscellany News Ed. Board – Fall 1996

So what do you think? Does the Gabe of 13 and 14 years ago rock, or what? It’s been fun to reconnect with the other peeps in these photos via Facebook.

Working on The Misc. was a significant part of my college experience. Not only was I an editor with the paper all 4 years of college, but I was Editor-in-Chief my junior year, when a certain girl named Jen (then Deane) applied to be a News Editor. Though we had an English class together, we didn’t really get to know each other until our work together on the weekly (entirely student-run) school newspaper.

Being part of that organization was an amazing experience, taught me lots of sweet skills, kept me on track my junior year when I was at risk of being asked to take a leave due to poor academic performance (I rebounded academically and had the best semester in my entire 4 years at Vassar when I was also spending 40+ hours per week as EIC), and, most importantly, brought me and Jen together.

I went digging around my basement this morning for my Vassar yearbooks, in hopes that I could scan the Ed Board photos from ’98 and ’99, but couldn’t find them… yet.

Man, it’s blowing my mind that I started college nearly 15 years ago. Time flies when you’re having fun.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 broseph // Nov 20, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Ha, you learned some pretty sweet skills, indeed. Like bowstaff. I miss college gabe, but not as much as I miss that rad chain you used to flash. College!

  • 2 Blog Master G // Nov 22, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Ha! Thanks, Bro. Yeah, college is good for learning sweet skills. I’ve really put that bowstaff to good use over the years, too. And the nunchucks.