From the Desk Of The Managing Editor

By Rebecca Dow

Time is a fickle thing; many people have too little, others find that their surplus is an empty prize. Time waits for no man, woman or child when it chooses to retreat, and it can cause the soul to ponder things far off in the lands of “It Hasn’t Happened Yet,” and “Will It Ever Happen Again?” As time slips down our lives like a snake in a forest, we encounter many stumps and hindrances. Personally, I have made the decision to veer the focus of my own time towards a path that can lead to a more fulfilling end.

To those of you not already aware, this issue of The Beacon marks my last involvement as Managing Editor. With personal events converging to a point of decision, I have made the jump towards other ventures, thus leaving my position to other Beacon staff members. My hope is that, regardless of who takes over my position, they will be a good leader with an understanding of teamwork.

To touch on a conversation going on in homes around the nation, I would like to briefly touch on the recent Kavanaugh scandal. I’ll give you all a few questions to consider: Why would Susan Collins vote Kavanaugh into office (regardless of her previous assurances to the public on certain stances), unless there were other, more pressing forces persuading her otherwise? Have you seen Kavanaugh’s trial videos and his behavior upon questioning? Do you not agree that his behavior was less than professional, and at times irking? Is the legal system not more corrupt now than ever before? Where do your beliefs and convictions lay as a citizen in this country? Are you willing to stand up for what you believe in? And finally, if America is not a country whose policies and actions you 100 percent agree with, what will you do to change it? Democracy is supposed to be by the people, for the people… Have we lost our voice?

To close, I wish to thank everyone working After working with The Beacon since fall of 2016, I have slowly built up a group of close friends and connections who have helped me discover myself, and utilize my skills learned in school to a fuller and more meaningful extent. There is no other club on campus that I believe could have engaged me so much as The Beacon. I feel honored to have been able to work with Chuck Ott and Rachel Guthrie, as well as all of the people I have seen grow over the past two years.

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