We Did it, Folks!: A Letter From the Editor
Art by Kirsten Hemrich
Well, folks. We did it. We made it through another semester. Considering the circumstances under which we entered this semester, it certainly felt a little new this year. But we made it through!
And 2017 is almost over, too. Whether this was the best year of your life, worst year of your life, or somewhere in between, give yourself a pat on the back for making it.
The semester being over doesn't stop our Iris writers from doing great work. We have four excellent pieces for you to reflect on as you enjoy your break:
- It's been over three years since Hannah Graham's disappearance, and the University has certainly not completely recovered. But, did you know that her parents have started a Global Health Award for students in her honor? Iris intern Laura tells you all about it.
- Still trying to work out your course schedule for next semester? Devin has some great suggestions for courses you can take to teach you about inequality.
- We are fortunate to have guest writers from other areas of the Women's Center share some knowledge as well! Lauren Bredar shares her opinion on why sororites should be secular and Augusta Durham tells us about her personal response to the abductions that happened early this semester.
It was an interesting semester for the University as well as the world. Over here at Iris, we loved reporting on the good, the bad, and the gray. We hope you enjoyed reading it as much as we enjoyed sharing it with you. The new year always brings exciting changes, but one thing you can count on staying the same: we're going to continue to produce provocative pieces for young women, giving you plenty to think about.
Enjoy your break, and make sure you actually treat it like a break. Rest, and enjoy some time with your loved ones.
See you next year to do it all again.
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