This is it guys. Prepare yourselves from some sentimental InQuire loving; I’ve got a lot of emotions to force upon you.
For the last three years, InQuire has been a huge, nay, gigantic, part of my life and today, it all comes to an end. Today, I hand over my role as Website Editor and try so hard not to (not that hard) weep uncontrollably as I hand over my baby, InQuire Live.
Student journalism has been the best part of my university experience and I implore anyone to get involved. You don’t have to be the world’s best writer (are you reading this mushiness?), or the most confident person in the world, you just have to be a team player. From the weekly committee meetings to the writers’ meetings and from laying the newspaper to the mammoth proofreading sessions, it’s hard work, but we do it as a team and we are insanely proud of what we produce. We’re just a team of students who volunteer and work, because we enjoy it.
You may have noticed, or heard me banging on about, a few slight changes to the website this year and I’m immensely proud of the website you are looking at right now. It was my main aim when I started the year, to see the website get redesigned and we did it! It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty damn amazing, so here’s a personal thank you to you, Sophia Ppali for your website designing wizardry.
To the InQuire editors: I know I probably get on your nerves nit picking about everything, but it’s only because I want the best! I couldn’t appreciate everything you do more. I can’t say I relish proofreading absolutely every word that gets published online or in print, but without you, there would be no website or newspaper. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sticking by myself, Emma and Nat. Speaking of, you are the two best execs I could have asked to work with and you’ve become amazing friends. My oh my, this is soppy. Apologies.
And to you, the writers and readers: If you didn’t write for us or read what we published, what would be the point? There has been some amazing writing this year; whether it entertained us, informed us or shocked us, we have been proud to publish what you wrote. Thank you for your hard work and please keep writing and reading.
Good luck to next year’s team and look after InQuire for us. I hope you have as much fun as we’ve all had this year.
We’re an odd bunch, but I think we’re pretty awesome. Farewell guys, it’s been great.
Lots of love from,
(For the last time) Your Website Editor
P.S If anyone needs me, I’ll be sobbing in the corner of the Student Media Centre for the next few weeks.