More than anything, working here has shown me the richness and diversity of Stanford life. I feel incredibly lucky to have had this opportunity. The Daily has defined my college career so far and I am blessed for everything it has given me.
Over the past four months, the campus conversation has touched on issues of deep importance to each of us. We debated a heated student government election and changes to the Judicial Affairs process. We examined what law and order mean, home and abroad, with the arrests of a top student-athlete and an alumnus in the West Bank. We considered what makes a Stanford education as the Faculty Senate voted on landmark curriculum changes. We discussed what kind of living environment we cherish as the University moved to revoke Chi Theta Chi’s lease despite student and alumni protest.
As a student journalist, I have found that it can be extremely gratifying to receive individual feedback from readers. There is one email I received during my freshman year which stands out clearly in my mind. To me, it signifies the time at which I began seriously considering journalism in the context of public service.
Parting words from Kamil Dada ’11.
As I hand The Daily’s reins over to an able successor, I implore you to grasp the true weight of people. Do your best to contextualize and understand your environment and those who impact it. Cultivate meaningful relationships whenever and wherever possible. And remember that your voice is only lost among the masses if you choose not to use it.