This is the last editorial I worte as the editor of the newsletter we bring out at the University...Its full of my own frustrations at not being able to report some of the more important things because they would cause "adverse public opinion" !! (as our Dean would put it):
The end of yet another year. It feels like it was only yesterday when I sat typing my first editorial. And here I am drafting the last one after what now seems like a haze of activity. There's nothing worth writing. But people say, the editor always has loads to write. But believe me..There isn't much. The usual, "I am thankful to my team for being one of the best that the club has seen for quite some time"...but that's more or less implied, after all, what is a press without some really dedicated members?
We tried to give you a glimpse of everything (except a few) that has happened on campus, in the last year. Hope you've enjoyed reading them as much as we enjoyed getting them for you.
We did have about ten issues this semester and we covered quite a lot of print space. However, I always felt that the purpose of being a press club was never truly fulfilled, to tell you the truth we are crippled, not by the scarcity of matter, since anyone who has been in the press will know there is enough and more stuff to write about, but how it will go down with everyone is our concern, BITS is a little world and we just can't afford to sound too critical! The freedom of press is nice to think about ,but right here on campus, we have a little problem with its degree!
Jokes apart, I really don't feel too bad when people make rockets with our issues, its very much a part of its life cycle (provided , the previous steps have been taken care of!), even the best new papers end up on the pavements! This might seem too wide hearted, but we obviously can't expect people to treasure our issues as much as we do.
Life of campus goes on and within a couple of weeks it'll be time for another batch of BITSians to move out in search of their destiny. All that remains to be said is, we'll be back in the second week of August, till then ,enjoy your holidays!!
~Ed (one last time)