UNCG Campus Weekly

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Good luck on exams

I passed the Minerva statue on the wet, dark Tuesday evening before Thanksgiving. In recent months I’d seen various things left there for good luck – fruits, flowers, coins, a potted plant. Even a baseball, I believe around the time the baseball team had open tryouts. I’d seen occasional notes over the last couple of years. And lots of apples.

But on that wet evening there were four apples neatly placed in the center of the four sides. These apples bore wishes written with a Sharpie. That was unique, in the growing campus tradition. The red apple in the front of the statue began, “I have an exam tomorrow. I really want to do well.”

To the person who wrote that, here’s hoping your wish came true – and then some. And best wishes for all our students at exam time.

By Mike Harris