In a surprising burst of confidence last week, Drake University’s DUiN came out about several changes they’ve been keeping in the closet.
“I know I have been a little distant around campus lately, and I’m sorry for that. I just ask that you hear me out before you judge too harshly,” they said.
DUiN went on to talk about their summer, which mostly consisted of questioning what they wanted from their life. They spent a lot of time soul-searching.
“I had a bit of an identity crisis. I stopped trying. I was no longer my normal, satirical self. Before I knew what had happened, everyone had moved on without me. It almost broke me. But then I realized I needed to try something new, take a few risks,” they said.
These risks included getting on the internet, which DUiN had been avoiding for unknown reasons.
“The internet was a bit of a challenge. I had no idea where to start. So, I jumped back on Facebook, started my own Twitter, and
got a website. It’s been slow going so far, but I think this will really help me find what I want to say,” they said.
But those aren’t the only changes DUiN has been hiding.
“It used to be so simple, going out once a semester, meet new people, ruffle a few feathers, and I was done. But now I’m coming out bigger than ever. By November, I should be around the same size as other magazines on campus. I’ll no longer be the little guy people can overlook,” they said.
They know exactly what they want to use this new platform for.
They said, “There’s a lot to be said right now. A lot to talk about. But I’m not going to spill all my secrets in one interview. You’ll have to keep reading to figure it out.”
by Hannah Thomas