Editor’s Letter: Welcome Back

By Adam Magnoni – Editor-in-Chief
Here we go, another quarter at BCC. Or should I say BC as we are now Bellevue College. It is a great thing, this new quarter. Along with it we will be entering a new year. It is a time when hope springs everlasting and we get to shake off that dusty old 2008 for a brand new, shiny 2009. As you may or may not know, I am a huge fan of new beginnings. This coming spring quarter I will be retiring my Bulldog blue-and-whites for the Huskies purple-and-gold. It has been quite an exciting change in my life that has me looking at what life will bring when the move from Bellevue to Seattle is complete. That, coupled with the fact that it is a new quarter here, has been almost too much for me to deal with. I am caught between the portion of life I used to get where I am going and a place that I have not quite gotten to. Sometimes we may look at new beginnings, like a new quarter or calendar year to come, and count the proverbial eggs before they have been collected or even birthed. I find myself daydreaming about how these new things on the horizon will bring the excitement of change. It’s quite titillating. But, and this is a big but, the reason I have worked so hard to get to where I am going is so that I can use that place to propel myself even further down my own path. So, why am I wishing myself off my current plateau? Before the here and now, I was in a place doing what I confess to you, only in the past. Is this any way to live? I say no. I say go and read Jack Linderoth’s, a new staff writer here at the Jibsheet, opinion on page seven. We need to acknowledge what we have and how hard we have worked to get it. We deserve a pat-on-the-back for what’s been done