August 24, 2014

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Welcome to Cornell: It’s Your Turn to Join the Family

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As Orientation week begins to wind down and classes are on the horizon, we at The Sun returned to 139 W. State St. to put out our first paper of the semester. The beginning of the year is always an interesting time. Whether it be seeing friends that you haven’t seen in a while or making new friends on the Hill, being at Cornell is always an experience — and hopefully for most, a positive one. As President David Skorton told the Class of 2018 at Convocation this year, “College is a time to discover what excites you, to learn about subjects far outside your major and to take some intellectual risks.” We could not agree more, but what we would also emphasize is to enjoy the moments that happen outside of the classroom. Whether you are a first year, a senior or somewhere in between, we encourage each student to take advantage of every single opportunity that Cornell has to offer. There is always a new adventure to embark on.

This year, we will reach an important milestone for our campus. We will be celebrating our sesquicentennial — 150 years of excellence at Cornell. There will be celebrations in Ithaca as well as London, Hong Kong, San Francisco and other places around the world. In honor of that anniversary, we at The Sun will continue to cover issues that we believe are most important for students and the surrounding Ithaca community, and we hope to provide the best content to you in the quickest, most accurate way we can. We plan to be at the forefront of every campus issue — no matter how big or small — with open ears. Whether that be a protest, a lecture or an event that interests students, please reach out and let us know.

Also, don’t forget the 160th thing to do on the 161 Things Every Cornellian Should Do list: attend a Sun Organizational Meeting. You should come and find out what working at the newspaper is all about and join The Sun family. Look out for more information about our recruitment sessions that will begin in early September.

— H.A.V.