Final Editorial for Spring 2015

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If I had to describe my year, I could do it in one word: hectic.

When I became managing editor, I was thrust into a leadership position. All of a sudden, I was responsible for something important—it was the first time I ever had to assume such responsibility. My entire world was rocked, to say the least, and I was a little overwhelmed by it all.

However, because of this experience, I was able to meet and get to know so many wonderful people. This doesn’t just include people in the Vector, I got to know people from almost all of the organizations at NJIT. One day, I would be speaking to a class about recruitment into our writing staff. The next day I could be assisting NJIT’s HighlanderThon team with public relations. The next, I might be attending a wonderful ceremony for recipients of a challenge coin from public safety.

In addition, I met and formed bonds with all of them and met my wonderful fraternity. I went through the pledge process this semester, and quite frankly, it was one of the best experiences of my life. Never before had I met a group of men with such strong moral character and persistence, and I can say that I am proud to be a member of the fraternity of the assisting hand.

Truly, this year was hectic. I don’t think I have been busier than this, ever. There have been times when I lay in bed, dreading the inevitable trip to campus. Yes, I have been depressed, stressed, and woefully underdressed.

But thankfully, I was never alone.

I had the rest of my editorial board. I had the Vectoids. I had my fraternity. I had people from other organizations support me.

I had, and continue to have, all of them.

To all of them: Thank you. I could not have done it without you!

I hope to have you all again next year, and I am proud to be serving as the executive editor of the Vector.

Thank you, readers, for supporting the Vector!

About The Author

Leonard-Angelo Valenzuela

I was born in Quezon City, Philippines and officially came to America in 1996. My hobbies include eating, sleeping, photography, and occasionally, taking long walks in the forest. I am a third year at NJIT and I study Mechanical Engineering Technology. I am currently the Executive Editor for The Vector, who handles the layout of the newspaper. My philanthropy in life is to make other people smile, and let them realize that Something Matters In Life: Everything.

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