Letter From the Visuals Editor

Nathaniel Lynch, Visuals Editor

It is the end of another fall quarter here at EvCC, as well as almost the end of another year. I love the holiday season, it feels like the perfect culmination of the whole year. After everything you go through during the year, every high and low, the holiday season just tops it off on a positive note. After everything during the year, you are surrounded by people you love and get to celebrate the holidays.

I like to think of the new year as a time to restart life for the next year. You survived one year, and hopefully learned somethings, grown a bit, made a few mistakes and now you get to start over. It’s a great feeling isn’t it? A lot of things have happened this year, both good and bad. Ebola broke out in West Africa, we lost Robin Williams, and many countries erupted into turmoil. Many of these thing might not be resolved by Dec. 31, but I feel like a new hope is birthed for change in the coming of a new year. We cannot forget all of the great things that happened this year as well. Promises of new “Star Wars” movies were given to us, we had the Winter Olympics and the World Cup, and the world fell in love with sloths. I’m look forward to what 2015 will bring, but I am also a little terrified of all the changes that will be happening.

I have been at The Clipper for four quarters now, and every quarter this renewal process happens. We get new people, old friends leave, editors change and life moves forward. I look forward each quarter to see what will happen; what will this quarter bring? And almost every time I am surprised. Yes, sometimes it is hard or it doesn’t it always  work out, but I still look forward to those challenges. It is a part of life.

I wish you all a happy holiday season. Go and celebrate with someone you love, and for those of you who don’t have that, go find it, its out there waiting for you. Have a wonderful New Year as well, and start fresh in 2015. I am going to leave you with a quote from one of my favorite artist Sleeping At Last, “This year is a sealed envelope; with apprehensive hope we brace for anything. I swear, I understand that nothing changes that, The past will be the past, But the future is brighter than any flashback.”