by: Nick Alexander
Here we are once again at the end of another great year. But sadly, just like at the end of every other great year, we must say goodbye to our seniors. These are the men that first brought us to KDR, the men that showed us "fraternity gentlemen" is actually a legitimate term, and of course the men with whom we have shared some of the most meaningful years of our lives.
Our senior roast at the end of April was a fantastic example of the respect our fraternity has for our seniors. While this was a great opportunity to poke fun at them and recall embarrassing stories that they hoped everyone forgot, I cannot recall one speaker who did not struggle to hold back tears. When I spoke about my Big Brother, I used the first half of my time to make fun of him. But then I said a few words about his positive influences on me; a few words that completely changed my tone from comedic to sincere and choked me up a bit.
As a rising senior, I am finally realizing that four years is not long at all. I wonder what kinds of stories the younger brothers will tell about me when I have graduated. Kappa Delta Rho has given me the best college experience that I can possibly have and for that, I am eternally grateful. The bonds I have made along the way, the lessons I have learned, and the man that I have become assure me everyday that I am in the right place. I guess the only negative side that I see to my time here is that because it is extremely fulfilling and so much fun, it is flying by really fast.