Seniors aim to finish bucket list before graduation

By Christen McGlynn

With only a couple weeks left of the school year, the class of 2014 is starting to say farewell to its four undergraduate years at the University. While they may have started their time here as freshmen who were unaware and overwhelmed by the large campus that surrounded them, as seniors, they are becoming ready to move into the “real” world.

After four years, the class of 2014 has gone through numerous experiences that have shaped them into the people they are today. However, there is always that one thing that many seniors wanted to accomplish before they graduate: the senior year bucket list. After graduation, it may no longer be socially acceptable to participate in many of these activities once holding a nine to five job. Therefore, surveyed seniors weighed in on what their activities in this final week may look like:

Julia Sames, senior in AHS, said her last goal as a senior coincides with many of her fellow classmates—she will finally be finishing her rail card at the local bars. Each beer that is on the rail will get a check mark after she finishes trying every single one.

Karli Jackson, senior in AHS, has a similar bucket list idea that requires a bit of stamina. Her final goal is to stay at a bar from open to close, she said.

While Sames and Jackson have stayed on the social end of the bucket list spectrum, Mo Abour, senior in AHS, decided to take a more public and personal route. Pranking the Alma Mater will rank high on his bucket list; however, pulling in at No. 1 is his hope to seek revenge as a joke on a fellow colleague and University student: Bill Sterrett.

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“Bill is actually one of my friends, but I might not get the chance again after I begin working with the business development aspect of a start-up company post-graduation,” Abour said.

Other seniors opted for a more public display of their bucket list. Reggie Jones, senior in AHS, said he wants to go streaking on the Quad prior to graduation.

“I think it’s just a classic thing everyone needs to do … might even be liberating,” he said.

Ben Logli, senior in Business, understands his bucket list wish is a little idealistic, but before he graduates, he wants to see a winning Illini sports team.

Christen can be reached at [email protected].