Four years. Gone in the blink of an eye.
A few weeks away from (hopefully) graduating, this is my last issue as Executive Editor. Honestly, I’m not too happy about it. These past six months have been the best time of my life. That said, my liver will welcome the reprieve from event coverage.
So what is there left to say? I’ve given it my all to make this publication better and more accessible campus-wide, beyond the Sinfully-scented walls of Bronfman. But the question remains, does anyone really care? It seems as though only a small portion of the student population are actually concerned about affecting anything that happens on this campus.
McGill students love to sit back and complain when many actually have no idea what’s going on. You hear it everyday walking across campus. “The Tim Horton’s line is too long.” “I didn’t get an appointment at Health Services.” “My TA gave me a poor grade.” That said, when given the chance to actually have a say in what goes on, only a small, vocal portion of students make their voices heard. For instance, in the last SSMU election, only 29.1% of students even bothered to vote.
I want students to care. I’ve made it my goal to help shape this campus into a place where student voices come first. To that end, our mission has been and always will be to inform, educate, and entertain McGill. Moving forward, I hope that The Bull & Bear staff for 2013-2014 will do everything in their power to further this mission, as we have, with the ultimate goal of becoming McGill’s most read and most trusted publication.
As for me, I will be moving on to bigger and better things (such as unemployment and starvation) and I wish you all the best. Special thanks to the entire staff, especially my fellow editors, for putting up with me these past six months. It has been an eventful time, to say the least.
Dan Novick, Executive Editor