The lovers, the dreamers, and you....
Co-hosts Ed Cohen and Matt Corsetti were not only hilarious, they captured the essence of the moment without missing a beat: nostalgia, hope, and a real appreciation for and love of their fellow writers, directors, producers, directors....you know, it really was all about friends. Lifelong friends.
Corsetti closed the evening with a moving and powerful commentary on what his experiences in student media have meant to him. He urged -- no, demanded -- that his fellow VIC-, ICB-, and ICTV-ers make the most of life, take advantage of every opportunity, and take the time to be kind, thoughtful -- in short, the best they can be.
He closed his remarks with one of my favorite quotes, from everybody's favorite froggy sage:
Life's like a movie, write your own ending,
Keep believing, keep pretending
We've done just what we set out to do.
Thanks to the lovers, the dreamers,
My thanks to Matt, Ed, and the rest of the WICB, VIC and ICTV gang for allowing me to share their special evening.
And while I'm at it, here are the folks who earned special kudos last night:
Excellence in Graphics and Editing - Rob Edwards
- Outstanding Technical Achievement - Peter Busa
- Excellence in Directing - Kristin Paciorkowski
- Outstanding On-Air Talent - Ed Cohen
- Outstanding Journalist - Kelly McPherson
- Outstanding Producer - Nate Brown
- Best New Show - The Solarium With Professor Smedley Drake
- Best Show - Bombers Basketball
- Freshman of the Year - Ryan Benton
- Outstanding Commitment - Kristin Paciorkowski & Peter Busa
- Senior of the Year - Kristin Paciorkowski