13 Reasons Why Not
Once upon a time I was on a sunrise hike in the headlands. I arrived at a ridge overlooking the bay. As I looked out the beauty of the surroundings struck me. I thought “I need to use the gift of life to enjoy people and the planet.” The bounty of life is my reason why not.
Sophomore year I felt very alone. Although I was surrounded by friends, I still felt as though I didn’t have anyone to talk to one day a senior who drove me to sports practice asked me if I was okay, since she noticed I had been down recently. Just that simple act of kindness allowed me to open up. Rebecca DeAngelis is my reason why not.
At the end of freshman year, I didn’t have a lot of friends. I felt alone and depressed and I didn’t really have a place to go. This was until someone took me in and I found my passion. I feel so happy and grateful now for this person and this program. Maddie Recinos and the Drake music department are my reason why not.
~ Well, when I was a freshman, I had a pretty big problem. I came to school not knowing anybody! So what was I do to? I felt lost and overwhelmed being surrounded by so many strangers. Luckily I made a friend by the name of Mark. Marks showed me around and showed me that Drake was an incredible place, with incredible people.
200 Reasons Why Not
~ Going into freshman year, I was suicidal and on a lot of drugs and having serious issues at home. I didn’t see another way out, was self-harming, and was going to commit suicide, but Jesse Alonso got me into football and became a big role model and always had my back and was there for me and protected me like an older brother. Now I live and breathe football and love it and it is my passion,...