Column: Find friends in familiar foxes

Chynna Miller, Photo Editor

In my time here at Eastern, I’ve made a lot of friends. Each friendship is different and each friendship happened for a reason. Not every friendship I’ve made on this campus is with someone I plan on being friends with forever. Some of these friendships to me are more like acquaintances. One of my favorite acquaintances that I’ve made on this campus was the campus fox.

Now don’t get me wrong, I remember the first few times I saw the fox on the North Quad, I was completely thrown off there was a fox running around freely on a university’s campus. But as I would continue my late night walks and adventures through campus as a freshman and sophomore, I learned to really appreciate the foxes company.

The fox was a laugh when I needed one, always scaring drunk girls on their way home from Marty’s on Wednesday nights. The fox was a wake up call, when I’d forget he existed and he would run in front of me, scaring me awake for my class. But most importantly, the fox was a familiar face when I was sad and had no one to talk to on a lonely night.

I haven’t seen the fox in about three years now. I look for him every now and then during those late nights on campus. Like most of my acquaintances at Eastern, the fox has gone on to a new life and I don’t know what the future holds for his and I’s friendship. But I will never forget the times we did spend together just the fox and me.

Chynna Miller is a senior theatre arts major. She can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]