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Life Lessons for an MU Student From Grey’s Anatomy

Life Lessons Greys AnatomyIn March of 2005, Grey’s Anatomy took the world by storm and has continued to drum up revenue since its start 11 years ago. Actors have come and gone in this medical based drama, but their lessons continue to teach the audience values we would otherwise look past- not to mention bring out our ugliest of cries.

From its very first episode, ‘Grey’s’ has instilled the idea of making new friends and to keep your real friends and never let them go. Students often tend to forget who to place our value in or if a certain person is worth giving our all for. If we think about it, we’re lucky to have such a humble and open campus that we get the chance to meet such an unimaginable number of people.   We continue to see their face in a crowded Student Center or happen to pick them out of the mass of people walking to class; whereas many other campuses have twice or three times the amount of students that Monmouth University has. Sometimes it may feel that being alone is the better option, but, as Izzie Stevens says, “Everyone needs help from time to time. Someone to look out for them. Make sure they’re OK.”

Between being caught up with Meredith’s lovers and Alex’s fits of rage, there is no shortcoming of fighting, though the characters aren’t just fighting with each other, they are fighting for who they love, fighting for what they love, and so on and so forth. Grey’s Anatomy has proven over the years that they are all about expressing love and passion in whatever form is most comfortable for them; their motto has always been to fight for what they want. Cristina Yang tells us, “If you want crappy things to stop happening to you, then stop accepting crap and demand something more.”

At Monmouth, us Hawks are fortunate to have a well-rounded and intelligent group of faculty members, but it is us, the students, who have to fight for what we believe in. Whether it is a class you are working hard in, a position at work, someone you love, or simply getting a degree, we must always put up a fight for what we want not only in our college career but in life.

While Cristina Yang may not be returning to the famous show, her memory and long-lasting list of famous quotes and lessons will continue to prosper in the seasons to come. Yang has always taught the audience the importance of brains over beauty, even if this seems to only fit the female population, guys have just as much opportunity to show off their brains rather than their brawn. I would love to add more, but Cristina Yang takes the words right out of my mouth: “Oh, screw beautiful, I’m brilliant! You wanna appease me? Compliment my brain!”

Grey’s upholds its reputation of being a source of inspiration and an outlet to cry your eyes out for many students and fans alike, but as for us Hawks, I’ll leave you with a lasting quote from Cristina Yang to get you through the day: “Have some fire. Be unstoppable. Be a force of nature. Be better than anyone here, and don’t give a damn about what anyone thinks.”


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