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Today, April 26th is a good day. It is the last night of production which means I will never have to spend countless hours at the Herald again.

No more not being able to go home till 2 or 3 in the morning. (The worst was when I was here till 4:30 but that was because it was an eight page issue.)

It is funny though how there is a circle to anything we do.

When we were in the ninth grade, and at the top of the chain, it was a great feeling to be the top dogs.

But then you enter the 10th grade, and suddenly you are right back to where you were a mere two years ago. At the bottom, feeding off the scraps from the kings and queens of the 12th grade. I was one of the lucky ones because when I entered high school, it was the same year that 9th grade got to move up too. So people focused their attention on them.

And so here I am again.

Top of the food chain as editor. Just to have it taken away once again when I graduate and have to take a low-level entry job where I probably won’t even get a byline. There is definitely a circle-of-life feeling to that.

And it makes me want to hurl.

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I hope everyone had a good winter break but unfortunately the Spring semester starts in just a few days. Personally Monday will be my first day as Editor in Chief for the Herald. I think I speak for the rest of the staff when I say we are excited to start publishing again. Our first issue will be out Thursday January 15.

Besides Meghan Allen and Cecily Long, who are responsible for Opinions and Entertainment respectively, we have an entire new staff of associate editors. Austin Emerson has taken over as Sports Editor, Ashley Helliwell will be the Photo Editor, Derek Good will be our Online Editor and Wendy Miller will be the News Editor.

Good luck with all of your new classes and be sure to pick up the first issue next Thursday.

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