I was 16 when I first picked up The Medium during a campus tour of UTM. I didn’t know about UTMSU, Erindale College Council, or any of the topics in the news section, but I wanted so badly to write an article. It wasn’t until my second year at UTM that I worked up the courage to head up to the office and meet Saaliha, the News Editor at the time.
Three years later, working at The Medium continues to challenge me and make me see the world from different viewpoints. I think this is what university should be about: forcing yourself into experiences outside your comfort zone and learning from new perspectives.
No matter which campus organization you choose to get involved with, I want students to look to The Medium to ask important questions and investigate contentious issues. I’ve worked with many talented editors and writers to get to this point, but I wouldn’t feel ready to take on the position if it hadn’t been for the direction and guidance of this year’s Editor-in-Chief, Michael Di Leo.
I had the pleasure of working with an excellent Associate News Editor, Lori-Lee Emshey. She produced analytical and intriguing articles that asked all the right questions.
The students on next year’s editorial board have earned their positions and I’m looking forward to meeting as a team.