The most valuable lesson I’ve learned in life is to make plans knowing none of them will happen. If you had ever asked if I was planning on running a student newspaper, I would have laughed.
In fact that’s exactly what happened when I was first asked if I was applying to be The Clocktower Editor-in-Chief. Not in a cynical way, but in a “I couldn’t possibly do that” kind of way.
However, good friends, mentors and the subtle leadings of God have a way of putting us on paths we didn’t see ourselves capable of walking.
I’m beyond excited for the year to come.
The year ahead will be one of growth. In the words of my predecessor Emily from her incoming letter, “I’ll make plenty of mistakes as editor-in-chief. Please forgive me in advance. But know that each article and issue produced is done with you, the students and readers, in mind.”
Please forgive me in advance for the small typos I miss, the occasional error in the details and the moments I bite off more than I can chew.
It’s my mission and vision to bring you a publication that unites us together as students, peers and children of God.
May the next year be one of the best we ever have.
P.S. If you have an interest in joining us on this journey, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’m happy to answer questions. You can email me personally, fill out the form on squirrel hub and/or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to have a conversation!
Gabriel Flechas is a sophomore studying Business Administration and Engineering Studies