In the fall of 2008, I relocated to Columbia, Mo. to enroll at the University of Missouri School of Journalism’s graduate program. I’ve met wonderful people–graduate students, undergraduates, faculty, staff, and many locals in Columbia–who have made this an amazing, if trying experience. On Saturday, after four semesters, many of the people in the cohort I matriculated with received their degrees. It was a bittersweet moment to realize that it’s over for some, but not quite for all.