Farewell and good night

In the future, look for more developments online and broadening discussion of issues.

It’s that time again. It’s time to say goodbye and good night as we end our year with this last editorial. It’s been a long, windy road for local, state, national and international news. But it’s been great, and we thank you for reading and engaging with the Daily’s editorial pages. As the staff turns over, and new editorial board members and editors fill their shoes, we hope to continue the fascinating and forward-thinking dialogue these pages have seen over the years.

This year has been an interesting one for the editorial board and the editorial and opinions pages. From stadiums to wars, recycling to Falun Gong, these pages have seen much dialogue on many levels.

One of the most memorable and ambitious editorials urged an end to the war in Iraq, offering solutions and ideas for withdrawal.

Another editorial detailed a study on the health effects of drinking from Nalgene bottles. The editorial urged students to get further testing to see if it could have the same negative effects it had on lab mice.

Another editorial discussed the increased pricing of residence halls at the University.

We set out this year with a goal to write about more University issues, as this is a University paper. It was certainly successful and you had a huge part in it. The level of engagement and motivation to discuss issues surrounding students, faculty and community members shows activity at the University. We hope the community continues moving forward in its discussion and involvement in issues at the University.

In the future, look for more developments online and a continuation of discussing University issues. The Daily editorial board is all about moving debate and discussion ahead. Whatever shape or form it takes, just remember that’s the goal.

Thanks again for reading. We hope you had as great of a time as we did.