I’m going to let you in on a little secret. When I was elected Editor-in-Chief last November, I was overcome with two emotions: excitement and fear. The former obviously felt natural after winning an election up against some amazing candidates. The latter though, that one felt wrong to me. How was I going to handle this? How could I know that all of the hard work and excellent journalism that the Quadrangle has produced since 1924 would continue under my tenure?
Here’s the answer, and it took me a whole year, 2 volumes, and 27 issues to realize: you are never alone. Every step of the journey, there is someone around that has your back. It’s your journalists covering a last minute story. It’s your editors helping you fill sections by transcribing interviews for you. It’s administrators complimenting the risks you’ve taken. It’s in the eyes of those willing to fight for preserving the integrity of the paper with you. It is the living and breathing Quadrangle.
With that, I want to thank each and every one of you who have made this job so fun and easy for me. But, I also want to thank those who made this job not so easy for me. You have made me a stronger, better leader. I owe you one.
I will be handing over the reigns to Gabriella DePinho as of today. She is my current news editor, and I know she will continue to lead this paper in the right direction. I am so proud of her already.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you.