As much as these personal transitions fill me with happiness, nostalgia and fear, there is one thing I'm looking forward to more than any other. Change is coming to The Mirror, and we over here in our ivory tower of Overheards and KAF jokes thought it was an important thing to highlight. Starting in the spring, The Mirror will end the use of weekly themes and operate more along the lines of a classic college culture magazine, featuring in-depth reporting on the important trends, exciting individuals and significant events that occur on this campus everyday. In this spirit, our print design will also be refined and updated. While themes have provided us with interesting opportunities to be quirky and explore hypotheticals (hello, Surviving the Apocalypse') in the past, they have also limited us from pursuing some of the more exploratory journalism for which The Mirror is a perfect vehicle. I have nothing but respect for each and every one of my predecessors, but the opportunity to increase The Mirror's identity as a magazine, both in content and appearance, is a change worth making.
On an equally exciting note, spring brings the return of my co-editor and one of my best friends in the world, Tyler Bradford '14. Tyler has been busy interning at Human Rights Watch in New York this term, and as much as the Big Apple will miss his sass, we could not be more excited to have him back. Tyler's creativity, passion and energy are almost unmatched and I can't wait to have him by my side for the rest of our tenure on The Dartmouth's directorate. Welcome back, Ty!
While the change may take some getting used to, we hope our loyal readers (hey mom!) will be just as excited to open The Mirror every Friday and see the exciting, informative content our reporters produce without the restrictions of themes. A million thanks for your support in the past and your interest in the future! We might not be The New Yorker, but there are plenty of things going on at Dartmouth outside of the immediate, daily news cycle that deserve attentive, dynamic coverage. And don't worry, the Overheards aren't going anywhere. Some things never change. See you in the spring, Dartmouth. Happy Friday of the Future!