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I <3 My Locker

Bobby Jacowleff

The beginning of freshman year it was normal. Sophomore year it was weird. Junior year it was surprising. And now it’s just an anomaly. This is how the reactions of my friends have evolved over the years when they found out I use my locker…everyday.

Anytime, “One sec, I gotta stop at my locker” leaves my mouth, I am almost always greeted with a look of utter disbelief.

“You actually use your locker??” is the usual reply.

A smile dances across my face as I respond, “Yes, I do.”

I am the proud owner of locker 555.

Why would I use my locker? Why not!?

It’s SO convenient. The drove of lockers located outside the cafeteria are prime time. Each morning when I leave the cafeteria for class and every time on my way to lunch, I pass them. This provides me with the perfect opportunity to switch my binders. This also helps keep my backpack lightweight and easy to carry.

Using my locker has also provided me with some unique opportunities during my four years here. Ever get bored during a free and have nothing to do? Well, I keep my locker stocked with a football and tennis ball for some courtyard fun if such a situation arises.

Using my locker has also helped me out in another way. I  keep an umbrella locked away. This is for all those days when it’s torrentially down pouring at 2:15 and I don’t want to look like I am returning from Sea World when I get home.

I enjoy using my locker so much that I have even made an attempt at expansion in the past. The owner of locker 554 is a friend of mine, Taylor Jacobs. When I noticed she didn’t use her locker, I asked her for the combo. I figured if I liked having one locker, I would love having two.

However, after not too long, I figured out why she doesn’t use it.

It doesn’t work.

This experience just made me love my own locker even more. It’s conveniently located, has a variety of items that come in handy, and, most importantly, it works. Now that’s the trifecta.

My locker has been one of my best friends over these four years. It has always been there for me no matter what the situation. As I move on past Staples, all I can do is hope that whatever lucky freshman receives locker 555 appreciates the true amazingness of the gift they have been given.

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Bobby Jacowleff
Bobby Jacowleff, Web Sports Editor
Inklings Web Sports Editor Bobby Jacowleff, ‘14 is, in a word, unstoppable. With two sports captain positions under his belt, and a demanding Inklings position, his drive and commitment alone are impressive. But more notable than Bobby’s success is his ability to fight through anything in the way of his goals. Bobby may seem nonchalant about his abilities, there’s nothing to be casual about. He is a varsity football cornerback, a captain for indoor and outdoor track, and has already been recruited for track by universities including Emory and Amherst. More importantly, his achievements haven’t come without obstacle. Jacowleff received Tommy John surgery freshman year after overuse of his arm in football caused a tendon in his elbow to displace a piece of bone. This injury failed to hinder Bobby. He soon returned to football, and when he couldn’t continue baseball, instead of just giving up, he turned to track and realized his incredible talent for it. Bobby’s perseverance and determination for success extend from the sports fields to the newsroom. He balances sports practices with the demanding duties of a web editor. His favorite article to write was on Tom Milone, the first high school student in Connecticut to be drafted. The piece required extensive investigation and direct source coverage, but again Bobby’s diligence was evident in his thorough reporting. Despite his journalistic and athletic achievements, Jacowleff’s pride is concentrated elsewhere. “I’ve never had chapped lips or a paper cut,” he proclaims proudly. “And I’ve never even tried to avoid them.”

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