For our last issue of the academic year, we as a staff have decided to look back and reflect on all that has transpired in the pages of the newspaper and try to capture some of the most important moments. In addition, we have included comments from the web and quotes from students and faculty members on the events covered by the Daily Sundial.
We have written often in the pages of the Daily Sundial about the unique challenges our students, faculty and administration have faced in the wake of the budget cuts. There have also been inspirational stories of students succeeding against many obstacles. We have tried to hold your elected student leadership, Associated Students, accountable by reporting fairly and accurately.
Last semester we celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Metrolink crash, with which many are still struggling to find a way to cope. We had the honor of welcoming such iconic women as Dr. Maya Angelou and India.Arie to our campus.
With this semester coming to a close, we as a staff cannot help but indulge in looking back. We have been privileged to work with complete freedom, the freedom to make mistakes and learn from them. As journalism students, we owe a great deal to our department. As a newspaper staff, we owe it all to our amazing publisher, Melissa Lalum. She has let us be an independent entity that has the freedom and support to grow and learn. For any of you that know us as a staff, you can see that we are a representation of the diversity that has made my time here at CSUN so memorable.
The world is changing at a rapid pace. To the graduating class of 2010, I offer my congratulations and ask only one thing of us. Let us not be afraid to be lost, to not have all the answers, to struggle and to be resilient in carving out our own place in this world. What that will look like, none of us know, but we owe it to ourselves to figure it out.
Lilianna oustinovskaya editor in chief 2009-2010