Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.
This is the semester’s final edition of the Gazette. Publication will resume on Monday, January 22, 2007, just in time for you to wake up way too early for your first class and restlessly read email for two hours.
Gazette tradition dictates that, as outgoing Managing Editor, I write some sort of farewell note in this space. First and foremost, I want to thank everybody who has ever emailed me about a misspelled name or typo or tracked me down in Sharples to remind me that the day’s menu was wrong AGAIN. It is all of you who remind me that yes, people really are opening that email every morning, knowledge that soothes the mind while one is trying to track down a wayward event location or sports score early in the morning when bed is only inches away.
While I’m admitted looking forward to not getting bombarded with Gazette-related emails every weeknight for the first time since my first week as a student, my experience with the Gazette has been overwhelmingly positive. I look back most fondly on the number of new things I tried only because I was reporting on them. My orchestra concert review from freshman year might have been an unmitigated disaster, but I sure learned a lot in the attempt. I probably never would have attended a student council meeting, soc/anth lecture, or badminton match if it wasn’t for the Gazette, and all of those experiences surprised me in some memorable way.
I also have very fond memories of working with a number of very talented and dedicated people. Many of them are on the Spring ’07 staff and I look forward to being enlightened and surprised by their work in the upcoming semester.
All the best,
Andrew Quinton ’08