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Dear college bestfriends

Dear best friend,

My mom used to talk about people like you. Saying that her college friends were the people who helped make college the most amazing time of her life. Those girls who were there through sadness, stress, sickness, happiness and nights that just got a little too crazy; yeah, those were her best friends. And now I have best friends just like that.

From day one, I knew we were going to be best friends, we were able to connect on a level that others couldn’t. You helped make life on this little campus complete and happy. We have family dinners and lunches, take care of one another when we’re sick or sad and live it up when the week is finally over, together. You have helped make dorm rooms, dining hall food and microwave meals feel like home. Sometimes life gets tough and we have moments where we think it isn’t going to be okay; but then I remember that I have you. Regardless of what is happening in my life, I know you will always be there to share in the laughter and joy, or the pain and hurt.

College has been no walk in the park, that’s for sure, but with people like you by my side the stress of excessive school work, sleep deprivation and college boys has been much more bearable. Life drastically changed for all of us the moment we stepped onto this campus, and I know our lives would be drastically different if we had never met one another. Although we haven’t been friends for years, we might as well have known each other our whole lives based on the relationships we have now. You are not just my best friends but my “family” here.

Every morning I wake up thankful for you and the moments we’ve shared together throughout this first year, and for the moments we will make as the next three years take place. So thank you for laughing with me until it physically hurts, dancing with me on Saturday nights, eating too much food with me, screaming throwback music with me, for making college better and better and for allowing me to be a part of your life story. I can’t wait to tell my future children all the things we did, and probably shouldn’t have done.

Last but not least, thank you for being my best friend. You, without a doubt, have changed my life forever and will always be grateful for the friendship that was built on this campus.


Your best friend



Alexis Keida

Kent State '20

Hey guys, I'm Lexi Keida! I'm a senior Public Communication Studies major Kent State. I'm originally from Utica in Upstate New York, so I'm a tad far from home here at Kent State. Sharing my passions with you all has been something I've always wanted to do, I'm so happy and excited!
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