As usual, the topics covered within this issue are rolling around in my head; they remind me of the Billy Joel's song, "We Didn't Start the Fire".... Taxes, intellectual diversity, feminism, 2008 Olympics, education, change, student rights, the Star Parker controversy-these are a few of the things you will find covered within the St. Thomas Standard's April/May 2008 issue.
Like always, I hope there is something for everyone in the paper and that you find something that excites you and moves you to stand up for what you believe in.
As a senior at the University of St. Thomas, I have had the wonderful opportunity of editing this student newspaper since my sophomore year. I have had the great experience of finding and meeting individuals who desire to share their thoughts with others. I have been able to debate with my peers and hear their disagreements. I have been able to work with and assist students in presenting something that is theirs-a juxtaposition of what our student body, peers, and invested community have to say on important issues.
I would like to thank the St. Thomas Standard staff for offering a fresh voice in the expression of their ideas. Their passion to research and share their thoughts and opinions on important issues is a wonderful gift; one that keeps giving in its fueling of intelligent conversation and debate. I would also like to thank all those who have offered any kind of support to the paper and the staff; we appreciate everyone's support and enthusiasm!
It's spring, whether it looks or feels like it outside, is another matter, but soon it will be summer break. Everyone is getting ready to take their finals, taking finals, finishing up projects, and clearing out of the dorms...
Life is short. How often we may hear that phrase, but how often does it truly register in our minds, during our busy and chaotic days? Land markers in our life, such as graduation begin to make it clearer how fast time can fly by. A lot happens throughout one's years in college, but it's not about how much, or how little; it's about what happens.
For those of you not on your way to graduation in a few weeks, remember that time is precious and you only live once, so make the best of your sophomore year, your junior, senior, fifth year...Wherever you are, wherever you may be going remember that: "Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it" as Anne of Green Gables says.
I wish you all the very best in the coming years and along with the entire St. Thomas Standard staff-Congratulations Class of 2008!