In an academic year where the light at the end of the tunnel sometimes seemed forever out of reach, here we are.
When we descended on campus last August, few of us could have predicted the roller coaster of emotions that would be in store. Though there’s still much left to resolve, there’s some comfort in knowing we made it this far.
So from all of us in the basement of the James Building, we have only one thing to say: Thank you.
Thank you for turning to us when periods of darkness found you searching for answers.
Thank you for staying with us when moments of triumph gave us reasons to celebrate.
Thank you for helping us ring in a milestone of our own a few weeks ago, as we celebrated our 125th birthday.
Thank you for your trust, your support and for sticking with The Daily Collegian through it all — the highs, the lows and everything in between.
Simply, thank you for reading.
It’s been our honor to be here for you, and that isn’t going to change just because you’re holding the last paper of the spring 2012 semester.
All summer, the Collegian will be updating our website, collegian.psu.edu.
Students sticking around beyond this semester can find our daily edition back on stands June 27, and you can turn to our Finals Issue and Summer 101 magazines to hold you over until then. To those of you whose Penn State chapters are soon closing, we hope you’ll rely on us to keep you connected to campus even after you leave. Stay with us online, on Facebook and at @dailycollegian on Twitter. Even when you’re off doing your part to change the world, let us keep bringing you second-by-second news from Happy Valley.
But this isn’t just about us — remember that we’re here to listen, too. We’re students just like you, and as we enter our 126th year of publishing, we hope you won’t hesitate to let us know what you think.
Don’t be afraid to tell us what we’re doing wrong, what we’re doing right and what you’d like to see more of when you pick up the paper each day.
Write us a letter to the editor. Our new editor in chief Casey McDermott is ready to listen: email@example.com.
In a way, this feels like signing a yearbook, so here it is: Stay cool. Never change. Remember us always — because we’ll always be here for you.
Thanks again, Penn State.