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OP-ED: Thanks Handshake, How’d You Know I’m Dying to Be an Ice Sculptor?


Graphic by Adam First / Daily Pennsylvanian; Pixabay / Pixabay License 

In all honesty, I would not be where I am today without Handshake. From being taught at a young age to make eye contact while utilizing Handshake, to finding the perfect amount of squeeze in my grip, Handshake has provided me with so many opportunities. 

Handshake has been a part of my life for so long, and I feel like it knows me so well. It knows my likes, my dislikes. My hopes, my fears. My social security information, my bank account login, really just all of the essentials to get to know someone. 

So when I logged in and saw that Handshake was proposing Ice Sculptor as a potential career path for me, I knew I had to hear my best friend out. Besides, as a Fine Arts major with a minor in IIB (Ice Ice Baby) this felt like a natural step for me. 

This university has taught me so many valuable skills along the journey thus far, and it just makes sense for me to pursue the professional career of shaping solid water into whatever shape I’d like. After all, what better opportunities could there be down the road? Penn has turned me into a water bending master, and now it is my time to shave and carve the world the way I see it. Who knows, maybe I’ll even be able to network with some wind, fire, or earth sculptors. 

So thank you, Handshake. The world is my ice block, and I, its Die Grinder and CNC Bit.