Letter from the Editor, Volume 63, Issue 7


Marissa Roberts

When I was asked to be the print managing editor a few weeks ago, I was highly honored. With this being my last semester at CSUN, my objective is to get out of my comfort zone, and coming from the news section of the Sundial, this is most definitely that. 

While we were in the preliminary stages of brainstorming ideas for this issue, it was important to us that we cover various aspects of love: friendship, romance and self-love. The goal is that these articles give you a deeper understanding of our greatest emotion: love. 

I have a complicated relationship with love. Generally speaking, I think that the word carries a positive connotation. But for some, myself included, love can be difficult to navigate. 

As I get older, I am starting to better understand the nuances of relationships, both platonic and romantic. When we are young, we love so deeply and without fear. We sometimes give ourselves to people and relationships without question or regard for our own needs. This can be a beautiful thing, but it can also cause us pain. It’s why self-care and self-love are so important. It’s like that metaphor about the oxygen masks on airplanes. In the event of an emergency, the flight attendants instruct us to put our oxygen masks on before helping others. In life, you have to put your mask on first. You have to love and take care of yourself first before you can love and take care of those around you