Letter from the editor
We are now halfway done with our time here, and I think it's safe to say we've all grown tremendously. While I still want to be Dear Abby or a National Geographic writer (or maybe even the next Ira Glass on "This American Life"), it's time for me to start thinking about real-life career options and how I will become a competitive young minnow in the terrifying job market ocean. My own musings about the future inspired this week's Mirror theme, about our current and future aspirations and how we hope to get there. Our priorities and objectives may be different, but I think in the end we all share a core set of values about wanting to be happy, successful and comfortable with our decisions. Whether you want to be an investment banker or a marine or a teacher, we are all receiving the best education money can buy, so in the words of St. Ignatius Loyola, I hope we all manage to go forth and set the world on fire.