By: Raymond Humienny ~Campus News Editor~
Let me start off by saying that before high school, I was always the shy kid of the bunch. That’s the honest truth. (I speak here to my fellow editors because it may be hard to believe that the man literally shouting Hank Hill impressions at his desk was timid as a child.) Looking back really makes me happy that I met some incredible people who helped me become the wacky, random guy I am today. When I stare up at the many memes that line my wall at the Newswire, I feel accomplished telling this story.
I remember feeling a little prepared for the transition into high school. I’d decided to continue playing soccer going in, so I had the opportunity to hang out with the team before the school year started. Still, I didn’t really approach the upperclassmen. It all felt a bit overwhelming. Looking across the field at a livid Coach Bowers yelling at a sprinting varsity team made the post-conditioning Call of Duty seem much more attractive.
As the school year started, I wanted to have more of those close friendships I saw on the team. When track and field started, I met Darrin Whitehurst, who soon became my weird and wacky best friend whom I’ll never forget.
During the spring semester, we had a geometry class together. We were assigned the dreaded video project for our final, but something clicked in me: Darrin and I decided to make the funniest video in the class. At first, I felt a little apprehensive, but it seemed so right. This was the perfect opportunity to show the class what Ray Humienny could do.
After a number of line segment duels resembling Jedi battles, runaway polygons chasing students and a singing Bill Cosby impression reminiscing about quadrilaterals and other shapes (remember, this is 2009), the class was absolutely astonished by our video.
I honestly don’t think anyone at the time would’ve believed they’d see me on camera singing about the geometry of pudding-pops while strumming a guitar. Though maybe today, my fellow editors might find that a very possible sight to see.
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