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“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking” - Gen. George S Patton.
Welcome to arguably the best years of your life. I am completely aware of the information and emotion overload you currently face. The uncertainty and excitement of what lies ahead can be daunting and there will be people who will try to take advantage of your current state of confusion. Stand strong, keep a level head and accomplish what you set out to do the day you decided to enrol at this institution: graduate.
As I enter my fourth year at university, I remember the first day I stepped onto this campus in the beginning of 2014. It was the most uncertain that I had ever been, and I had so many questions on my mind. Was I really cut out to become a lawyer? Would I be able to cope with the pressures of university? Was I ready to leave my hometown and begin the next chapter of my life? Three years later the answers to all those questions are a solid yes. It wasn’t easy at first, but my university experience has been the best period of growth I’ve experienced so far.
Helen Thomas said, “We don’t go into journalism to be popular. It is our job to seek the truth and put constant pressure on our leaders until we get answers.”
Every year our final edition marks the end of the academic year and the start of exams. We reflect on the news of the year gone by and set our sights on the challenges the following year may bring. Fees Must Fall has, however, decided differently for us this year, and it had to be expected considering the government’s lack of engagement with students since then. It has been a taxing two years for you as student and for Perdeby as a publication. We’ve seen exponential growth in our digital platforms and because of this we had to rethink the way we present the news.
It’s a near impossible task to summarise the past one, two, three years I’ve spent at Perdeby in a single editorial, but the time has come for me to try to.
When I was first year, I never thought being accepted to work at Perdeby, let alone spending three years here, would ever be something I was able to achieve. Fast forward to now and it’s been the biggest and best learning curve I’ve ever had. The things I’ve seen and learnt and the ways in which I have changed is incredibly vast. I’m so glad that I took the chance to join something so great and something that has taught more than my undergraduate degree ever did.