Thu. Jan 27th, 2022

Dear West Chester,

Happy holidays! Well, this is officially it—our eleventh and last issue of The Quad for the semester. As we’ve come to our last issue, I’ve been reflecting on this semester at The Quad; I can’t believe it was only back in September that I tackled my first issue as editor-in-chief when I felt like I’d never get the hang of everything. Now, here we are, wrapping up our final issue (but don’t worry, we’ll be back in the spring)!

Thanks to the wonderful staff here at The Quad, we’ve managed to make a lot of progress this semester. We’ve gone through so many changes from staffing to layout, and I’m so thankful for the support our staff has provided throughout it all. As a quick recap, we’ve begun changing the layout of our front page which is only the beginning—we’re hoping to transition to broadsheet layout next semester, so stay tuned (and huge shout-out to our Photography Editor Alex for taking on so much of the redesign)! We’re also implementing a few new positions: asst. news editor, multimedia editor and web design editor (look out for big website changes to come). All of these positions are still open, so if you’re interested in any of them or would like more information, feel free to email me at Our logo contest just wrapped up, so look out for a brand new logo next semester! Finally, we’re hoping to include student illustrations and cartoons next semester, so if you fancy yourself a pretty good artist, you know the drill—email me.

I’d like also to briefly say goodbye to one of our copy editors, Kennedy, who will be studying abroad next semester and also to Zoe, our features editor; you both will be missed! A special goodbye to Bernie, B.J. and Colleen, our longtime photography editor, sports editor and business manager respectively. As you all approach graduation, whether this semester or next, we wish you the best of luck!

And onto the best news of all—only one more week of classes before finals! It’s officially the most stressful time of the year, but just a few more weeks and it will be the most wonderful time: post-finals when we have a brief moment to breathe.

May your winter breaks be filled with snowy days, warm hot chocolate, corny holiday movies and some stress-free time spent with your friends and family.

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