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Taken for Grant-ed

| Friday, April 25, 2014

Dear Grant, our Photo Editor Emeritus,

I just wanted to start off with a haiku I wrote:

I’ve gotten complaints.
Your chest hair is unsightly.
Grant, please, button up.

Here’s where all the mushy, gushy stuff begins. It has truly been a blast working with you. You are a great photographer, leader and friend. While you have your idiosyncrasies and sometimes seem unapproachable, getting to know you has definitely changed that. Going to Nashville and spending time with you definitely allowed me to see the other side of you, and I am so glad that I was given the opportunity.

Fastest responder
To texts I have ever met.
Do you ever sleep?

You made the Photo Department what it is today and I cannot thank you enough. Your frequent emails and texts even after ending your term as Photo Editor shows how much you are dedicated to and invested in the Photo Department and The Observer.

Despite his short height,
Grant Tobin’s vast photo skills
Will truly be missed.

Everyone makes fun of you for your height, but I’m in the same boat, so I can relate. You always say to exude confidence, and I will do just that. You give great advice, and I hope others are as lucky as I am.
Thank you for an awesome year, Grant. You will be missed.

With lots of love,
Wei Lin and the Photo Department

P.S. Ladies, he is still single. Hit him up.

The views expressed in this column are those of the author and not necessarily those of The Observer.

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About Wei Lin

Wei Lin currently serves as an Assistant Managing Editor for The Observer. He served as the Photo Editor on the 2014-2015 Editorial Board. He is a senior Accountancy, Economics, and Chinese triple major living in Knott Hall. He hails from the borough of Queens in New York City.

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